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Stuck Notes
I have written a phrase in version 1.30d that, when played, produces "stuck" notes. Basically, it is the following:

b-flat maj. chord c-flat maj. chord b-flat maj. chord

spelled out, one chord per measure. The notes of the c-flat chord hold-over into subsueqent measures, producing vile dissonance.

Any suggestions?

Re: Stuck Notes
Reply #1
CLARIFICATION: I have checked the on-line help and none of those conditions causing stuck notes appears to exist in my case.

Re: Stuck Notes
Reply #2
Try using the Score Audit on the F9 key. If you have note ties across bar lines, make sure that all of the notes have the proper accidental assigned to them, as this is required for NWC to interpret the ties correctly.

Lastly, you can read the explanations in Common Question Number 3 in the Help file.

I hope this helps.

Eric, support@noteworthysoftware.com

Re: Stuck Notes
Reply #3
Having had a related problem - perhaps this is yours too - I have a complaint.

In my case, I was working on a score for 4 voices and piano accompaniment. I had sustain pedal down and sustain pedal up indications in my score. When I played back the entire score, all was well. However, when I muted the piano staves in order to hear the voices by themselves, the sustain pedal insertions still took effect. The result was that I got horrible-sounding stuck voices. I had to delete the sustain pedal bits from the piano score in order to avoid this.

So, I would like the Noteworthies to consider this a bug and look into it...?

pedual

Re: Stuck Notes
Reply #4
In your message, you write:

However, when I muted the piano staves in order to hear the voices by themselves, the sustain pedal insertions still took effect. The result was that I got horrible-sounding stuck voices. I had to delete the sustain pedal bits from the piano score in order to avoid this.

This is exactly the point. NWC only mutes the actual note events, which enables you to hear the other parts exactly as they sound when the muted part is actually playing. If the sustain pedal marks are making one of your other parts sound bad, then muting the part with the sustain pedal marks will enable you to hear just how bad the sound is effected by the marks in the other parts that use the same MIDI channel. If the other parts use a different MIDI channel, there should not be any impact, regardless of the mute setting.

I hope this helps.

Eric, support@noteworthysoftware.com