Make the measures spread out some more

• May 3, 2024 - 11:09

Can I get the measures to limit themselves to just four per line?
I've got four in the first line, five in the second, five in the third. In this song each verse has four measures. I want the scores to have four measures every single line to ease reading the text.
I see numerous pixel quantities one can enter to expand braces (??) and brackets (??) and odd things I've never heard of. My musical vocabulary is very primitive, sorry about that.


In reply to by DanielR

This is good except that I was disappointed on the first page when I couldn't find "allegro". Lots of other interesting things though, such as concert pitch which is pitch and written pitch which is an exercise in dishonesty apparently.
So much to learn.

In reply to by rapidrain

"Dishonesty" is a bit on the strong side. And inaccurate to boot.

Because of the way that certain instruments are constructed, their primary note may be one note or another. It was found to be easiest to treat these different instruments as if their primary note was "C" and transpose the instrument on that basis.

Today, we have ~200 years of tradition, making this the "right" way to do it. I assure you that every player of transposing instruments learns this, complains about it, and then goes on until it is normal. It may or may not be objectively the best way to do it (I think it's not), but it's the way Western music is taught and notated.

It's tradition, not dishonesty.

And you can remove the transposition and write everything in concert pitch if you want. The transposing instruments will demand that you give them the "right" score, but you can do what you want. That's the great thing about digital notation software. It's easy to make that sort of change.

Allegro is in the Tempo palette. If you don't see it, look in the More box.

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