An ambitus indicates the range of notes included within a stave. It is used to indicate the appropriate voice for a particular part. See Wikipedia: Ambitus.
Adding an ambitus to your score
To create an ambitus choose one of the following methods:
- Select the desired start clef and click on the ambitus symbol in either the Pitch or Lines palette.
- Drag the ambitus symbol from either the Pitch or Lines palette and drop it onto the desired start clef.
Changing the range of an ambitus
The top and bottom notes of the range can be manually adjusted via Properties.
Four different properties of the ambitus can be manually altered:
1. style: vertical or diagonal
2. notehead type
3. notehead duration
4. line thickness of the line joining the two noteheads