How To Make A Music Note With Alt - A Tutorial

Posted by Jam Addict Staff

This article will discuss how to make a music note with alt, a method for converting the key on your keyboard to the note position on a musical staff.

Note music is a key in your programs, a method of composing music for performances, or playing songs from other devices. It is also used to play notes on a digital keyboard.

The key should be an actual letter from a keyboard, or from the last available key.

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Cases for the keys

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The cases for the keys on the keyboard are actually five cases, but because keyboard case is in quotes, it only covers the most common cases.

What Is The Correct Case For Keys?

Alphabet letters A-Z normal keys A-Z normal keys

The key for A is an actual letter, and the key for B is B. In this case, key case A-Z is correct. As the 1 will be on the previous key, and the 3 will be on the previous key, a case must be used.

Other case alternatives

In addition to the case names A-Z and A-Z-M, there are other case choices to help differentiate, such as “The Letter of the Alphabet,” “Symbol of a letter,” or “Number of the Key.”

Try Alt Key

All of these keyboard shortcuts and characters are commonly used and understood, so try the following:

Left Alt + C

Left Alt + J

Left Alt + Q

Left Alt + S

Left Alt + T

Center Alt + B

Right Alt + G

Right Alt + H

Left Alt + J

Left Alt + I

Left Alt + O

Left Alt + N

Left Alt + P

The above is for the Left Alt +M keyboard shortcut.

Try a Shortcut

Try Alt +M, for example. This is a cell on a musical staff with an uppercase letter.

It should look like this:

And it should be placed directly above or below the alphabet A.

The technique below can be used to create or edit the cell above:

Click Alt + M

Enter the formula 1 + 9 - 5

Click the Enter Key

Click Alt +

The cell above is now active.

Edit Cells

This technique can also be used to add or delete cells, making a small edit like you would a layer in a paint program.

Click Alt + Shift + M

Enter the formula 1 + 9 - 5

Click the Enter Key

Click Alt +

The cell above is now active.

Change the position of cells


Changing the position of the cells is useful to increase the density of music notation.

Changing a string of notes by either stretching or compressing, the cell above will appear to change to new data. The down-stroke is taken from the top of the string, and the upstroke is taken from the bottom of the string.

This is useful for visualizing how a music score changes as you add or remove notes in a music notation program.

Click Alt + Shift + M

Enter the formula 1 + 9 - 5

Click the Enter Key

Click Alt +

The cell above is now active.


Looping music is a technique in which the same note is repeated at different positions in the score.

As an example, if you repeatedly played the same note in the lower row and then repeated the note at the top row, the result would be a continuous loop.

To create a loop, you can click the Enter Key, and the sequence below will display.

You can also use the Enter Key to cycle through the positions of the notes. This is useful to see the same notes repeated at different positions in the score.

Similarly, to create loops in music notation programs, the Enter Key will take the user back to the first position in the score.

Putting It All Together

You should now be able to see how to use these keyboard shortcuts with a music notation program, and the basics of creating music.

How to make a music note

Follow The Octopus

As an alternative to the previous notes, for recording each note in a chord, you can use the chord shape in the audio window, rather than the four-note notation.

When you click on the single note on the chord, you get a counter, which you use to start recording your notes.

Click and drag the counter to move the note from one part of the chord to the next part. When you do this, your notes are recorded on the four-note notation at different times, which is very useful for producing a dynamic experience.

When you record each note, then you can click the edit button to edit the note.

When you want to edit the chord, you can use the chord shape to rearrange the notes in the chord.

The shape of a chord is used as a reference point, so when you drag the counter, you can make the counter move smoothly in a smooth, fluid motion.

This allows you to put a lot more notes in the chord without having to modify the counter, which is great if you are recording a jazz fusion type of song.

Here’s a small clip of my demo, a simple bass-line with a melody that has each note in the chord highlighted. You can use the keyboard shortcuts to play the notes you have recorded to hear them in this demo.

[alias] record_notes = “PLAY”;

[alias] skip_notes = “Z”;

[alias] adjust_how_to_record = “RIGHT”

[alias] pause_notes = “P”;

[alias] show_note_names = “F”


In this example, I’m only recording the bass note, with each note highlighted separately. I am also skipping the bass notes.

In the chord shape window, I can choose “relative” as the most useful option for arranging the chords.

Relative changes the order of the notes within the chord.

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