Inputting your first notes

You can input notes and notation using your Mouse, Device Keyboard, Touchscreen, and MIDI devices. Discover how on this page.


To input notes using your Mouse, click on the Note mode in the toolbar, then choose the duration you want for your note and click on the music stave:

Input your first notes with your mouse

Device Keyboard

You can insert your first notes using the A to G letters on your keyboard, change the durations using 1 to 7 on your keypad, and arrows to move in your scores. Check out the full keyboard shortcuts list in-app.

Basic shortcuts to insert notes


On your touch device, you can use our multi-touch small keyboard at the bottom of your screen to input the notes & chords, and regular touch gestures to select, zoom and move in the score.

Flat on Touch screens

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can also use our editor with our native iOS app, download it from the App Store.

MIDI devices

Plug your MIDI device to your laptop/desktop to quickly input pitches and use our live recording feature (beta). Click on the MIDI icon next to the Playback to setup or select your device.


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