Part modification dialog

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The part modification dialog allows you to perform automated part-wise modifications that would otherwise consume lots of time.

part modification dialog


When writing music for transposing instruments like trumpet, saxophone, alto recorders etc., it is often essential to alter transposition such way that the part for the transposing instrument is written at the right height, the right clef, and the right number of accidentals. The transpositions listed here will do for most purposes.

C → Bb Sounding → Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone etc.
C → A Sounding → A-Clarinet
C → Eb Sounding → Eb-Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone-Saxophone etc.
C → F Sounding → Alto-recorder
Bb → C Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone → Sounding
Bb → Eb Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone → Alto-Saxophone
Bb → A Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone → A-Clarinet
Eb → C Alto-Saxophone → Sounding
Eb → Bb Alto-Saxophone → Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
A → C A-Clarinet → Sounding
A → Bb A-Clarinet → Bb-Clarinet, Tuba, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
F → C Alto-recorder → Sounding

'Sounding' implies non-transposing instruments like piano, flute, oboe, violin etc.


If you want your piece of music one or two octaves up or down this is the place to look.

Duration modifications

Sometimes you find yourself having a piece of music that doesn't look nice in the used meter (lots of 1/32 notes for instance). By doubling or halving the meter (and the note durations accordingly) you can suit the notation to your needs.

Clef changes

If you are rewriting music for another clef it it will often be necessary to change pitch as well in order to keep the notes within reach of the usual staff range.

Treble → Bass Violin → Violoncello
Treble → Alto clef
Alto → Treble clef
Bass → Treble Violoncello → Violin
Bass → Tenor clef
Tenor → Bass


Once in a while you'd like to get rid of text, whitespace, hard bar lines or whatever. You can of course look for all the offending objects and delete then one by one on the working-area. However, a much more efficient way is to use one of the delete functions provided here.

Delete enharmonization,shifts, manual clustering, ties, combi-notes, grace-notes, whitespace, hard pages or bar lines, lyrics, info-text, dynamic symbols, chord symbols, tempo changes, color changes


When you create an automatic bass-part and are going to modify that part, you might want to get rid of the abundance of rests. Rest reducing is the solution.