How to select a continous range of notes in one voice

• Oct 26, 2016 - 16:29

This appears to be a question that has been asked a number of times, but without getting a direct answer.

What am I trying to do ?
In my score, I have a section containing two voices.
I want to select all notes in this section within voice 1, and then push them all up by one octave.

What have I tried ?
Different variations of shift + click, control + click, click on first note and then see what is available in the context menu.

Results :
All forms of range selection will select all voices in multiple measures (except selecting each note one at a time of course). The selection context menu option gives a dialog which does not permit specifying a single voice.
I even looked at transposition, but could not see where I could specify a single voice.

Does this mean that this is simply not possible in v2.03 ?


In reply to by Shoichi

Nice one Shoichi, thanks.
Yes, this does exactly what I am needing.

For anyone else stumbling across this discussion, here is how to go about this kind of selection.

  1. Select the range of notes as normal, using shift + click
  2. Hit F6 - the selection filter will appear
  3. Check only the items you need - in my case voice 1
  4. Do your manipulation - in my case shift + up arrow to push the notes up one octave

There you go, simple when you know how !

In reply to by Simon Giddings

Thank you, this is so helpful! I spent so much time trying to figure this one out. Now I can select one out of a number of voices. The next think I am hoping to figure out it to make this voice somewhat stronger. When I select one note, it seems I can increase the volume to the right. But -- when I select several, throught your great tip, that no longer seems possible. Any advice?

In reply to by Simon Giddings

Great information. This may be a change in v.3, but I find that the order is to check the voice in the selection filter first, then select the range of notes. Only the selected voice will be highlighted and can be manipulated.

For the record, while this is indeed usually the easiest way, the context menu *does* provide a way to select by voice as well. Select / More brings up a dialog, then check Same voice.

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