Notation Chopin C#minor Nocturne

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Kerr Tunes
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Post by Kerr Tunes » Mon Apr 03, 2023 4:29 pm

Hello. I'm transcribing Chopin's C sharp minor Nocturne and am unable to correctly notate measures 21-22, 25-26 and other similar places in the score.

In these places the treble staff is in 3/4, and 2 of its 3/4 measure are presented over a single bar of 4/4. I've been able to achieve independent time signatures for the staves but can't figure out how to force 2 bars of 3/4 over a single bar of 4/4.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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Post by motet » Mon Apr 03, 2023 4:56 pm

It can be done, but it's tricky since the each staff needs to have the same number of bars. You can see below how I started with that, then used staff styles to hide the barline and time signatures on the lower staff.
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Post by Kerr Tunes » Mon Apr 03, 2023 5:34 pm

Thanks very much for your suggestions. That is definitely complicated but I'll give it a try with that approach.

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Post by motet » Mon Apr 03, 2023 5:59 pm

(If you are in the process of learning Finale, you might want to start with something simpler.)

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