Is it possible to select with a marquee multiple notes located within a background shape?

I am unable to do so and just want to confirm that my perception is correct.
thanks in advance for your time and help

Holding down the Command key overrides the normal behaviour for marquee selections, causing it to ignore the background shape under the mouse pointer (it will still select shapes that come into contact with it after that point, allowing one to select shapes within shapes).

(From §4.4.3, Selecting Contained Notes, in the user manual PDF, pg. 29.)