How do you enter a series of note of same pitch and value, please?

• Jul 14, 2018 - 07:03

To create a new score, it would be useful to be able to enter a series of notes over several measures of the same pitch and value. Can someone please tell me how to do this, if it is possible.

Thanks Bob


Actually, though, can I ask the bigger question, are you thinking this would be useful in general, or does your score actually consist of that? Normally, there would be no need to pre-fill measures with notes like this. Was there something you were thinking you would do afterwards with those notes?

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I recently saw a friend working with Sibelius who as a short cut for a new score simply entered a string of notes of same pitch and value and proceeded to make adjustments up and down, etc, to get a draft in place. It looked like a good work around for certain situations. I work with arranging simple tunes for a beginners guitar group. Your answer gave me the necessary clue. Thanks

In reply to by bobhayes

If you do have a passage full of eighths, I'm still not sure that's going to be more efficient in most cases - after all, you can enter the pitches while entering the notes too. For instance, to enter a scale in eighth notes, just type "4 C D E F G A B C". I can't see how entering the rhythm then having to go back and enter pitches is going to be faster.

I guess the main use case is when you know there will be a string of eighth notes (or whatever) but you aren't sure of the pitches yet. Here indeed you might do well to get the rhythm first. But in that case, when you do get around to enter the pitches, consider using Re-pitch mode to enter the pitches, rather than up/down - definitely going to be faster.

In reply to by bobhayes

I recommend reading at least the Basics section right away, before you have a specific problem you need to solve. It will hopefuly show you a few useful things you would not just find by opening the program and try to figure out how to use it by trial and error (but you should do that too, of course).

And, based on the questions I see in this forum, I think the useful thing where it is most difficult to know the term beforehand, is voices. And that is part of the Basics chapter too.

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