Localized note spacing (individual measures)

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blueshift
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Localized note spacing (individual measures)

Post by blueshift » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:48 am

In one maddening case, I have spacing assigned to a large number of melismatic sixteenth notes assigned to one voice, which is creating some non-symmetric (ugly) spacing in other parts playing quarter notes. For the purposes of either readability and aesthetics, I would like to assign and lock one kind of spacing in the melisma, and retain time signature spacing in certain other measures. Right now I am left with a Manichean choice, all or nothing, but with the devilish choice of one is evil and the other is also evil.

Yes, I can manually drag them, but I lose changes on re-calculate - and I have manually respace every part.
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motet
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Re: Localized note spacing (individual measures)

Post by motet » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm

Seeing a picture would help, but you might try adding your melisma as grace notes.

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Re: Localized note spacing (individual measures)

Post by oldmkvi » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:37 pm

Sounds like Modern Music-
The Faster it goes, the Smaller the Notes get!
The Stockhausen Syndrome.

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