The Pen Tool
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The Pen Tool is used to draw and manipulate strokes in the Sketch Window. To draw a stroke in the Sketch Window, choose the Pen Tool, select a color from the color palette and click and drag anywhere in the Sketch Window to draw.
The color of the stroke indicates which Melody or Percussion Window will make up the musical material of the stroke.
The vertical position of the stroke (up/down) controls the pitch at which this material will sound.
The horizontal position of the stroke (left/right) controls the start and stop points of this material as it plays.
The shape or contour of the stroke controls aspects of the pitch contour of the stroke contents.
To Create a Contoured Stroke
To create a contoured stroke, either draw the required shape directly, or with the Pen Tool selected, right click on the stroke and drag it into the required configuration.
Using the right click on the stroke will also allow you to extend a stroke beyond its original length by simply dragging it to the right.
The Pen Tool may also be used to drag strokes around the Sketch Window. Simply click on a completed stroke and drag it to the required position.