Copy paste rhythms only
I would like to change the rhythm of the notes in a measure without having to click the mouse many many times. I can think of several different flows for this but I'll suggest one here.
1. user selects a measure
2. user actives the menu item copy-rhythm
3. user clicks in a new measure
4. user presses paste (cmd-v on the mac).
There is the issue of what to do if the destination measure does not have the same number of notes as the initial measure. I can think of several ways the user might want to handle this. a) delete extra notes from the destination measure if there are more notes there, b) add rests to the destination measure if there are too few notes there, c) borrow the notes from the next measure if there are too few notes there thus shifting the rest of the piece back a few notes, d) only allow the paste if there the correct number of notes are in the measure.
Example. If a measure has 4 quarter notes, I'd like to change this to 1/8, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2.
or I might want to change it to a quarter note triplet followed by a dotted half note.
To do this, i'd simply need to construct a new measure with the desired rhythm, copy that rhythm, and past it into the desired measure.
This would be useful in many situations. For example it is common that certain rhythm patterns appear many times in the same score.
Another use of this would be to allow the user to enter the values of the notes first, and the rhythm later.