Hookpad Keyboard Shortcuts

Add Note/Chord

  • 1 → I
  • 2 → ii
  • 3 → iii
  • 4 → IV
  • 5 → V
  • 6 → vi
  • 7 → vii°
  • 8 → magic
  • 0 → rest

Change Duration

  • h → ¼
  • j → ½
  • k → 1
  • l → 2
  • ; → 4
  • shift → combine durations
  • / + click on note → split
  • t + click on left note → tie (merge)

Copy / Paste

  • x → cut
  • c → copy
  • v → paste
  • z → undo (20 levels supported)
  • y → redo (20 levels supported)

Save / Open

  • s → save
  • o → open an existing project

Selecting

  • Click (command + click adds to a selection)
  • Draw a box with the mouse
  • Shift + left/right arrow to select the note the left/right of cursor
  • a → select all
  • esc → deselect / cancel
  • shift → add batch to selection
  • command → add single to selection

Resizing

  • To shrink neighbor, hover over edge and drag
  • To push neighbor, hold alt/option then hover and drag
  • Select and use h, j, k, l, ; to change the duration

Change Pitch

  • Select note and use ↑ or ↓ keys
  • shift + ↑ or ↓ changes octave
  • Drag notes up/down with mouse
  • For non-diatonic scale degrees, select a note and use "," and "." keys

Change Octave

  • Select note and use shift + ↑ or ↓
  • Hold ↑ or ↓ while adding the note, i.e., type "↑ 4"

YouTube Sync

  • p → play/pause
  • [ → set sync start time
  • ] → set sync end time

Change Voice

  • ctrl + 1 → voice 1
  • ctrl + 2 → voice 2
  • ctrl + 3 → voice 3
  • ctrl + 4 → voice 4
  • ` (backtick) → voice color option toggle

The black keys, below, can be used to control Hookpad.