Note Selection

Selecting/Navigating note-by-note

Tab selects the next note. Tab selects the previous note. Tab or Tab adds the next/previous note to the selection.

Selecting notes with the mouse

While in mouse object mode, you can click on a note to select it. Once you have selected one note, Left-click on another to select all notes between them. To add or remove a note to/from the selection, click Left. You can also click and drag outside of a note to rubberband select a series of notes.

Three different selection operations are possible if you switch to mouse range mode:

  • Vertical drags within the MIDI region will select all notes within the spanned note range.
  • Clicks on the piano header of the track (if visible—the track must be tall enough to display it) will select all occurences of that note.
  • Drags on the piano header of the track will select all notes within the spanned note range.

Listening to Selected Notes

If Edit > Preferences > MIDI > Sound MIDI notes as they are selected is enabled, Ardour will send a pair of NoteOn/NoteOff messages through the track, which will typically allow you to hear each note as it is selected.