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  • Bart
  • NWC2 User
Change note length in all staves at once?
During composing new music, I frequently want to hear how my score would sound if I change some note lengths on a specific moment in the song (for instance modifying 2 eights into a dotted eight and a sixteenth).

For best evaluation I need to change these note lengths in all staves. Until now I always modify the notes in the different staves consequently. And undo everything when I don't like the new rhythm.

In the newer versions of NoteworthyComposer, when moving into another staff with pageup/pagedown, the selection is automatically on the same time frame. This is a really useful feature for this kind of purposes!!

But when enlarging the note lengths, the mechanism selects - of course - also the neighbour notes which are in the same new enlarged time frame.

Are there other / better / easier alternatives to change note lengths (or other modifications like adding staccato's, accents, ...) on a specific "position" in all staves at once?

Bart

Re: Change note length in all staves at once?
Reply #1
There is not a built-in way of automating this.

In theory, a file mode user tool could be constructed to do things like this, although it would not support Undo.

  • Bart
  • NWC2 User
Re: Change note length in all staves at once?
Reply #2
Thank you.

I think I will try a work around with a tempo track (as explained in the previous postings about swing notes).
Faking length modifications with tempo variations seems perfectly possible.
"One" final modification in all staves isn't that hard.
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!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.75,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:F#|Tonic:G
|Tempo|Tempo:120|Pos:-8.5
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-3
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-4
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-4
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Tempo|Tempo:80|Pos:12.5
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0!1
|Tempo|Tempo:240|Pos:8.5
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1!1
|Tempo|Tempo:120|Pos:-7.5
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:4
|Bar|Style:Double
|Key|Signature:F#|Tonic:G
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-3
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-4
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-4
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:0!1
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-1!1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:4
|Bar|Style:SectionClose
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End


Bart

  • Last Edit: 2015-10-24 08:08 am by Bart