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Dotted Note Discrepancies
Blessed Easter, everyone!

I've been plagued with dissimilarities in the appearance of dotted notes between layered and non-layered staves.

Example 1: "Without Layering" - notes entered twice at each position per staff.
Example 2: "With Layering" - notes entered once at each position per staff, staves layered.

Why two dots on the "lined" notes in Example 1??

Shouldn't each example look like Example 2?

Thanks,
D E Baumann

Re: Dotted Note Discrepancies
Reply #1
Have a look here:
https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=7162.msg49381#msg49381
There is considerable discussion in this thread on augmentation dots.
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Re: Dotted Note Discrepancies
Reply #2
Shouldn't each example look like Example 2?

Example 1 is correct. If you examine four-part vocal settings in, say, a hymn book you'll find that's the way it should be done.

Re: Dotted Note Discrepancies
Reply #3
With layering, you can set the tie direction downward to get the same visual result, as shown in the attached.

Re: Dotted Note Discrepancies
Reply #4
Thank you all for your comments.  (But it still looks funny with two dots sometimes and one dot at others!)