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How do I keep it from holding notes for too long?

I have a section in a song where I tie a sixteenth note at the end of a measure to a dotted half note at the beginning of the next measure. My song is in 4/4 time, yet Noteworthy is holding the dotted half note for about two and a half measures! The part is being written for a hammond organ, but switching the instrument to something like a guitar or an acoustic piano seems to make Noteworthy "see" the note duration correctly. Anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

Re: How do I keep it from holding notes for too long?

Reply #1
What you're hearing is NWC's behaviour when you have an accidental in one bar tied across a bar line.  It's called a hanging note tie.

You have to "accidentalize" the note in the second bar too.

You can always find hanging accidentals by moving to the start of each staff, one at a time, and using find (Ctrl-F) to search for hanging note ties.

Re: How do I keep it from holding notes for too long?

Reply #2
omg awesome!  i've been putting tied accidentals as new key signatures to fix what i thought was a glitch for like three years now!!  thank you!!

 

Re: How do I keep it from holding notes for too long?

Reply #3
Glad to be able to help.