# Tuplets with more than 9 notes

• Feb 16, 2014 - 17:21

Recently I wanted to enter a score that had a tuplet of 17 notes (=to a quarter note). But when I chose a quarter note, and then tried to use "CTRL+17", all I got was a tuplet of 7 notes. Is there a way to enter a tuplet with a two-digit number?

Notes / Tuplets/ Other

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

So the original tuplet of 17 was to equal a quarter note. So what I did was to create two tuplets, each to equal an eight note, and made the first one a tuplet of 9 and the second one a tuplet of 8. It sounds fine to me when I play the score.

Originally, when I tried to enter "17" after pressing "N, 5" the "1" was ignored (well naturally, a tuplet of 1 makes no sense!) and so only the "7" was being read, so I got a tuplet of 7. Maybe there is a more elegant solution, but this idea of making two tuplets (9 and 8) seems to work OK.

Highlight the rest and insert the tuplet

Did you not see my answer above? Notes / Tuplets / Other lets you do it directly.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I didn't realize that your answer was referencing an item in the "Notes" pulldown menu. Usually those are typed something like this: "In the menus - Notes>Tuplets>Other"
so I thought yours was a link to a post or something. When I clicked it, it just went back to your reply. I see now what you were referencing, although I don't know how to set the numbers for a tuplet of 17 notes that will equal a one quarter note (one beat in 4/4 time).

Thanks!