Is it possible to change all the notes duration?

• Aug 31, 2021 - 20:40
  1. I started to write a composition using eight notes, but then I realized that I want to change my time signature, maybe the tempo, and use half notes instead, to make them more readable.
    Another example:
    I started to write a music and used lots of triplets. Now I realized that it is much better to write eigth notes and change to time signature from 2/4 to 6/8.

As a composer, I would like to select all my notes and change their duration in a proportional way. For instance eight notes to triplets or vice-versa. I don't want to write everything again. Is that possible?

  1. Also, I could not use the "double duration" or paste double duration for more than one note, which makes the feature quite useless. The effort of paste a single note with different duration is the same as writing that note with the intended duration from scratch. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance,

Joao Rodrigues


In reply to by jonipiter

You certainly can, early on, just change a note's duration directly or re-enter the note with the new duration. It's only after you've more or less completed note input - long after one would normally be making those sorts of choices - where it's currently impossible. I don't doubt this limitation will be removed eventually, however.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks for lhe response. I think we have talked about this some time ago, although I could not find the conversation. This is a problem I find recurrent, often with my students as well, because they might write a piece in a wrong time signature and when I correct it they will have to rewrite all over again in such cases!

Joao Rodrigues

In reply to by lvr124

That's actually quite different. That discussion was about manually changing a rhythm here or there. The discussion here is about automatically changing the rhythm for the entire piece, to convert from 4/4 to 6/8 or whatever. This problem is much simpler to solve in principle, as there really isn't any debate at all about how it should work. It's just a little tricky to implement the conversion to and from triplets.

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