Split a beam?

• Oct 26, 2018 - 13:27

I would like to have four eighth notes in a row with two separate beams. This is for recorder music. Example of what I am trying to recreate is attached. Is it possible to split the beam that is automatically connecting all four notes?

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Under "Palettes" at left, open "Beam Properties." Drag the first icon under there onto the note that you want to begin the next beaming group.

While you can indeed make this change, I would suggest you don't. It was common to beam as you show in previous centuries, but the standard now is to beam in groups of four, so unless you are writing for musicians from 100 years ago, better to use the modern notation :-)

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