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Editing MIDI events and continuous controllers (CC) ► Adding and editing notes in the Piano Roll

You add notes in the Piano Roll view or Inline Piano Roll view by first choosing a note duration in the Control Bar’s Tools module and then dragging in the view with the Smart tool or Freehand tool at the pitch location and time location where you want the note to go. The pitch locations are marked by grey rows for the sharps or flats, and white rows for naturals. Octaves are labeled on the keyboard display on the left side of the Piano Roll view, and by the MIDI Scale in the Inline Piano Roll view. You can display different octaves by dragging the vertical scroll bar that’s on the right side of the Piano Roll view, or by dragging the MIDI Scale in the Inline Piano Roll view. The time locations are marked by the measure numbers in the horizontal time ruler that’s at the top of the view, and by the vertical grid lines that mark the beats in the measure. Use the Snap module in the Control Bar to specify how precisely you can place your notes in time.
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Select notes, and then use editing commands from the Edit menu, the Process menu, or the Event Inspector.

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