Half / Double note durations

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Half / Double note durations

Postby mikiworld » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:41 am

I couldn't find out how to double or halve note durations from a selection. Is that even possible? Sibelius never handled it well (in my opinion) and it seems it would be well suited to Dorico's insert mode. :)
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Re: Half / Double note durations

Postby MarcLarcher » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:33 pm

This question has already been treated in different posts. It is in Dorico's team's plans, coming in due course ;-)
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Re: Half / Double note durations

Postby musicmaven » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Can't you just select something and do shift alt right arrow to lengthen durations by the selected grid resolution or shift alt left arrow to decrease them? In my opinion this is even more powerful because you're not limited to exactly half or double. :D
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Re: Half / Double note durations

Postby Rob Tuley » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:11 pm

musicmaven wrote:Can't you just select something and do shift alt right arrow to lengthen durations by the selected grid resolution or shift alt left arrow to decrease them?


In Insert mode, you can just change the duration (type one number, not several shift-alt-right-arrows). But this idea doesn't work very well if the duration of the notes changes frequently in the passage you want to edit.
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Re: Half / Double note durations

Postby mikiworld » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:15 pm

Thanks, I hadn't found any posts about that topic! Perhaps I've searched for the wrong keywords?
As Rob mentioned shift-alt-arrows is not the solution though I really love this feature too!

@musicmaven In case you wonder when halve / double note duration is useful: when I'm downloading music-XML from MuseScore as a quick starting point for a transcription or get work of my students, sometimes they are notated in the "wrong" rhythmic feel. They might have used quarter notes for quite fast passages and tempos up to 200 bpm or more. To the trained eye that just looks wrong. It will be great to fix that with a single command.
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