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Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby MRiddickW » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:33 am

Is it possible to insert notes with the keyboard in Simple entry?

Scenario:
  1. I write four quarter notes in a measure.
  2. I decide I want beat 1 to contain two eighth notes instead.
  3. I use my arrow keys to go to the beginning of the measure.
  4. I press Alt+4 to change the quarter note to an eighth note.
Now I want to put another eighth note on the upbeat of 1 using my keyboard, and I'm not sure how. I can click between the notes with my mouse, but that's inelegant and annoying.

Thanks!
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Re: Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby miker » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:13 pm

But unfortunately, that's the way. And I agree that it can be annoying.
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Re: Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:23 pm

It is possible to insert notes with the keyboard in Speedy Entry - without using the mouse.
But you probably already know that.
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Re: Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby FwL » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Or you can alt-4 the second quarter note as well, repitch the next two quarters if needed and retype the 4th beat.

Still not elegant, but saves you reaching for the mouse.
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Re: Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby MRiddickW » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Well that's disappointing, but at least I won't keep wondering.

Thanks all.
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Re: Simple Entry: Insert notes with keyboard

Postby FwL » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Yes. You would think they would have implemented a key stroke for inserting notes between two existing notes. I guess that's where speedy comes in.
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