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# Typing Scale Degrees in the Theory Line

Here is an example of what scale degrees look like when they are engraved in the theory line:

To enter a scale degree, click on the theory line entry and type in text that includes the scale degree's *position*, which may be optionally preceded by a *chromatic inflection* if the degree is not diatonic in the scale. The *position* of a scale degree is a number 1 2 3 4 5 6 or 7 indicating the position of that note in the scale (key). Note that in absence of a key the pitch C is considered scale degree 1.

scale degree: text input: tonic1supertonic2mediant3subdominant4dominant5submediant6subtonic/leading tone7

The position may be optionally proceeded by a *chromatic inflection* indicating that the scale degree is either *raised* or *lowered* from its normal diatonic position in the key. A raised degree will appear in the theory line with an up-arrow and a lowered degree will have a down-arrow.

inflection: text input: raised+lowered-

- For a
*raised*scale degree, type a '+' and then the degree number. - For a
*lowered*scale degree, type a '-' and then the degree number.

### Typing in the Theory Line

To type scale degrees in a scale degree assignment do the following:

- Click on an entry box to open the theory line editor just beneath the theory line.
- Type the scale degree (scale degree class
*and*octave) as described above into the theory line editor. As you type, your input will be engraved in the theory line in proper music notation. - When you are finished typing, press Return or use the
`Tab`key to move to the next entry in the theory line.