Adjusting Measures

• Dec 7, 2019 - 14:41

I have 8 8th notes in the first measure of a score. How do I move the first 4 notes into a pickup measure and make the measures readjust starting with the 5th note in the existing first measure.


Copy the 2nd half, paste into the next measure, right click into 1st, measure properties, change actual duration and tick "exclude from measure count"

In reply to by Jm6stringer

I don't know whether to start a new thread now or just reply to this existing one since we already started the conversation. But I must not be doing the system break right. I edited the whole composition by splitting each measure and thought I could then tell each 8th note to change to a quarter note, but it still recognizes both parts of each split measure as one measure, so it doesn't work.

Let me know if you want me to start a new thread.

Thank you.

In reply to by terilctlc

If you are asking about changing all 8th notes to quarter notes please start a new thread/topic.
Also attach a copy (or a snippet of) your score, explaining which measures you wish to change, and what you are doing to produce the intended result.
(I don't understand why you are concerned with system breaks and splitting measures.)
So, start a brand new thread/topic and this discussion can expand further over there, without confusing any (future) readers of this thread.

In reply to by terilctlc

Fermatas are preferably placed above the notes, although you can click on a fermata then type the letter 'X' to toggle the fermata above/below the staff (or change the "Placement' in the Inspector). If two parts share a staff, one part can display a fermata above; the other, below.

If you place a system break at measure 4, the staff will allow more room for each fermata so they won't "stack" on top of each other.
and read about 'System break'.

If you want the fermata smaller, try a different musical symbols font:
Use menu item: Format -> Style and then in 'Score' change the 'Musical symbols font' to 'Bravura'.

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