Large Renotation job: 6/8 to 4/4

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Post by efserra » Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:12 am


I notated a really long and really fast woodwind passage in 6/8. Even though they play it as two triplets, nevertheless I was asked by the band to please renovate it so each 6/8 bar now is a quarter beat in 4/4 (so beamed sextuplets).

I have done rebarring music before but I don't know how to get Finale to convert six 8th notes into six 16ths in a beamed sextuplet, over a range of measures.


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Post by Peter Thomsen » Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:10 am

For a such task, consider using a plug-in (work smarter, not harder).

Are you familiar with the third party plug-ins by Jari Williamson?

In this particular case the plug-in {JW Meter and Rhythm} could be useful.
Use the option {Compound Meter} > {Compound Meter to Triplet}.

When you have changed to triplets, you need to change the time signature, but I suspect that the time signature change is a minor problem - you will figure it out.
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