Colored noteheads?

Is there a way to simply select an individual notehead and give it a color? For example, I want to distinguish non chord tones in a theory assignment by making them all red… while the chord tones are all black.

Thanks in advance!

Yes. Select the notehead and change the colour in Common Properties section of the bottom panel.



If this is something you do a lot, you can manually assign a keycommand for it too. Just add the following code to your user keycommands file under the kGlobal context, substituting whatever shortcut you want.

						"UI.InvokePropertyChangeValue?Type=kEventColour&Value=string: #ff000000" : [ "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C" ]

Thank you for this information. It will ease my workflow quite a bit. To draw attention to anything in a score which will need, for example, an editorial decision, I change it to red and often add a comment as well.
I did find, though, that the string value only worked when I changed it from #ff000000 to #ff0000 (for red), presumably as RGB values have three hex pairs, not four.

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Thank you!!

Greg Day
Day Music Services

Four pairs of bytes would be RGBA (A = alpha channel), so 00 in the last pair would make it completely transparent. Looks like if you omit the last pair it assumes FF (helpfully).

When I initially had it set to #ff000000, nothing happened - the notes (and any other objects selected) remained black.
After changing the value to #ff0000, it worked as expected - all selected objects changed to red.

Oops, my fault! Yes, that’s the right hex code.

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