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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, any note can be clicked to select it. Once a note has been selected, Left-clicking on another selects all notes between them. Adding or removing a note to/from the selection is done by Left clicking it. Clicking and dragging outside of a note rubberband selects a series of notes.

Three different selection operations are possible while in 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 occurrences 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 to hear each note as it is selected.