Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by motet » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Understood!

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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by bj nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:43 pm

Peter Thomsen wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:23 pm
bj nick,

No need to enter a new triplet in this case.

This works for me:

Selection Tool.

Drag-select the second beat (begin outside the staff).

Copy (Edit menu).

Drag-select (only) the third beat (begin outside the staff).

Paste (Edit menu).

Now the triplet from beat 2 has been copied to beat 3.
You can adjust the pitches up/down as needed.
This is what I'm doing now....much simpler than laboriously entering the figures again and again, and especially in this case, when I'm using many one right after the other.....talk about tedious.....so thank you!

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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by miker » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm

Are you using the repitch tool? IMO, one of Finale's best kept secrets.
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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by bj nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:00 pm

I have no clue what that is...love to find out.

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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:35 pm

In the Simple Entry Tool there is a sub-tool called Repitch.
It lets you repitch notes without changing their duration.

Very convenient when you have copied a gazillion triplets.
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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by miker » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 pm

The repitch tool allows you to change the pitch of already-entered notes simply by tapping the new pitch, regardless of the durations. It’s great when you have a complicated rhythm that repeats with different notes. You enter the first measure, then copy it as needed, 3, 4, 5 times; whatever. Then you go back to the repitch tool to make the changes, with no need to think “eighth, dotted quarter, triplet eighths, quarter...”
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Re: Using alt-9 to set tuplets/sextuplets/anything-lets

Post by motet » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:49 pm

I use it a lot!

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