Pickup measure rhythm variations

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Pickup measure rhythm variations

Post by johnlagejr » Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:40 pm

I have a song with 4 verses. In three of the verses the pickup measure is two eighth notes with different pitches and in the other one it is a quarter note with a single pitch. How do I notate this in the leadsheet in Printmusic?
Thanks in advance! John

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Re: Pickup measure rhythm variations

Post by Peter Thomsen » Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:23 pm

The question is:

How should the layout look?

Could you attach a scanning of the manuscript?

Depending on the actual layout the answer may very well be that you will need the “full Finale” - since PrintMusic can not create the desired layout.
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Post by miker » Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:25 pm

Peter is correct. You need the full Finale to hide the changes in time signatures.
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