I am having difficulties in organising the beams as I want them in an arrangement of Anitra's Dance from Grieg'sPeer Gynt. I am using version 2.0.1 and Windows 8.
The piece is in '3/4' time and the original beaming for quavers is in pairs viz.
However, because of the syncopation in these bars I wish to beam all 6 quavers together in each bar. I can do this for the first bar. I select the bar and click on "beam middle", the second icon in from the left on the beam pallette.
So far so good. If I repeat the action for the second bar I get both bars beamed together, viz
which is wrong. If I select all the relevant bars and click on "beam middle" I get all 4 bars beamed together. viz
Whatever I do I don't seem able to beam each bar separately as a group of 6 for these bars. I want to retain the usual pairing of 2 quavers for other parts of the score so don't want to make global changes. I have scoured the handbook and the forums, but so far have not found a solution. I have even tried adding an extra instrument to the score, copying the second bar to that instrument, changing the beaming in that new instrument and copying the new bar back into the original instrument. It doesn't work. I still get the beams across both bars.
Does anyone have any suggestions?