Tremolo

Updated 3 months ago

    Tremolo is the rapid repetition of one note or chord, or a rapid alternation between two notes or chords. Tremolo symbols can be found in the Tremolo palette in the advanced workspace: both one note and two note tremolos are possible.

    Tremolo palette

    A one-note or one-chord tremolo is indicated by strokes through the stem of the note or chord (or above/below if a whole note). E.g.
    tremolo_1.png

    In a two-note or two-chord tremolo, bars are drawn between the notes. E.g.
    tremolo_2.png

    Tremolo symbols are also used to notate drum rolls.

    Add a Tremolo

    Single note/chord tremolo

    1. If a single note, select that note; if a chord, select any note in the chord;
    2. Double-click the desired symbol in the Tremolo palette.

    Alternatively, you can drag the tremolo symbol onto the applicable note.

    Two note/chord tremolo

    1. Input the notes at half the desired final duration;
    2. If a single note, select the first note of the pair; if a chord, select any note from the first chord;
    3. Double-click the desired symbol in the Tremolo palette.

    Alternatively, you can drag the tremolo symbol onto the applicable note.

    Example: To enter a two-note tremolo with the duration of a half note (minim), enter two normal quarter notes (crotchets). After applying a tremolo symbol to the first note, the note values automatically double to half notes.

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