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Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:40 pm

Hello !
I'd like to know how to do triplet like this :
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If I choose the quarter notes after the triplet tool, I can't insert an half note. If I choose the half note, it bring an half note triplet.
What is the solution ?
Thanks !
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Re: Triplets

Post by miker » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:55 pm

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Take a look at my tutorial Tuplets with Simple Entry at http://specialmillwork.com/finaletips.htm

That explains mixed Tuplets.
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Re: Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks !
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Re: Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:48 pm

Errr...
It work, but what if the long note is in the beginning ?
If I select an half note (like in the exemple in gived), it will put a half note triplet. And if I select the quarter note, it don't want to put an half note.
So ?
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Re: Triplets

Post by miker » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:59 pm

Enter the half note. ALT+9 to enter the tuplet definition box. Set the tuplet as three quarters in the space of 2 quarters. OK.

When you are returned to the score, it will show your half note, and a quarter rest for the next entry. Switch back to quarter note, and enter it.
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Re: Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Ok. Here is the result I obtained when I began this post :
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I did all the things you said and I obtained the same result. What's wrong, please ?
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Post by miker » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 pm

It looks like you are clicking out of the triplet, before you enter the last note.

Set your default tuplet as 3 quarters in the space of 2 quarters.

Type this:

6, B, 9, 5, B.

What happens?
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Re: Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:18 pm

Here is what I do :
I put my half not on the stave, I selected the tuplets tool, and click on the half note.
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Then, I selected 3 quarters ("noires" in french) in the place of 2.
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Finally, I placed a quarter in the tuplet :
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And I obtained the result you saw.

Thanks for your help but I'm sorry : when I follow your directives, it don't work, because the "B" place the quarter as a "B" in the stave, and the enter key work no more.
Help !

Do you think that Vista can put the mess in the program ?
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Re: Triplets

Post by miker » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Don't use the tuplet tool!

Stay in simple entry, and tap the keys I suggested. No enter keys, no other tools, no mouse. (When I said the B key, that was just an example. Tap the letter A-G key for whatever note you want.)

Here's the full sequence, assuming that you are in bass clef for the notes in your example. All of the numbers are tapped on the numberpad.

Simple Entry tool.
6, A (will put the half note A on the staff)
ALT+9 (hold the ALT key, and tap the 9. This will open the Tuplet dialogue box.)
Set 3 quarters in the space of 2 quarters, OK.
5, C (will enter the quarter note C)

If you follow these directions, you will get what you want.
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Re: Triplets

Post by Patlemortel » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:37 am

OK !!!!!!!!!!!!
All my apologizes !
Thanks a lot !
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Re: Triplets

Post by miker » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:13 pm

No apologies needed! There are different way to do tuplets. I gave you the method that works for me.

Glad it worked out for you!
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