I'm trying hard to be intuitive, think like the developers, read the manual, search the forum, etc. Still having trouble with some things that just don't work the way they're advertised.
I have a 4/4 measure with quarter note, dotted 8th, 16th, quarter. quarter. I'm trying to change the 2nd beat to 2 eighth notes. (At this point it would have been insanely easier to delete the notes and re-add them, but I KNOW that can't be the only solution. I want to learn the RIGHT way.
I looked up in the manual "Changing the Duration of Selected notes"
Select one or more notes.
Activate a different duration on the notes panel or press its key command.
I select the dotted 8th and 16th.
I press the 8th note on the panel (or press 5)
I get quarter (beat 1), 8th, 16th rest, 2 16ths tied, dotted 8th, quarter. Apparently when it changes the dotted 8th to an 8th, it "saves" that dot space and makes it a rest, then it changes the 16th to an 8th, so it has to decrease beat 3 to fit.
What I want is: take all the notes I selected. Make them all 8th notes. NOTHING Else! Don't add anything or move anything. Just change the note values! If I had asked to make them quarters, I would expect it to affect the subsequent beats and measures. But dotted 8th + 16th = 1 beat. 2 8ths = 1 beat. Fair trade. Change it!
By the way, I tried this with the Rhythmic Grid Resolution set to both 8th and 16th. Same behaviour.
Please help. It can't be this difficult. I'm willing to change my ways. Just tell me how. Thanks.
This is one of many. I will start other threads I guess for different topics.