How to emphasize lower notes in a chord?

• Aug 23, 2019 - 07:09

So I find that when I create a chord, and when chords exist in general, the highest note is often the one that's heard. However, in some of the songs I want to work with, the lower note in the chord is the melody. I've worked with velocity before and understand it, but I don't know how to make the velocity of each note in the chord different, as that's the only solution I thought of. Does anyone know of a better way to do it, or how to individually change velocity if that's the only way?

I don't think uploading a score is necessary, as it's literally any chord this can work with. I want the lower note to sound out, unlike how the highest note always seems to become what the chord sounds like.


Perhaps you can try EXPLODE , so all the notes of your chords are written on differents staves, so you can change the velocity or other of only a stave , and , after, you use IMPLODE to group in new chords. I'm not sure.

In Inspector you can set the velocity of each single note. By setting Offset + or - you can make an note louder or lower.
An other way could be to define the melody as first voice and the rest of the chord as second voice. Then you can set generaly the velocity of the first voice louder.

Seems to be a bug that setting a chord's note's individual velocity does affect the whole chord rather than just that individuial note. Maybe using voices for that might serve as a workaround?

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