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How to combine tied notes

Postby Mac » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:52 pm

Is there a way to automatically convert a half note tied to a quarter note into a dotted half note? Thank you. I'm using Finale 2014.5 on a MacBook Pro.
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Re: How to combine tied notes

Postby Peter Thomsen » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:58 pm

Just a silly question:

Have you tried
- Selection Tool.
- Select the region.
- MIDI/Audio menu > Retranscribe
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Re: How to combine tied notes

Postby Mac » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:07 pm

Not a silly question at all -- I'd never used that menu item.... and it worked like a charm. Thank you! :D
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Re: How to combine tied notes

Postby zuill » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:49 pm

Just be aware that retranscribe can also delete some items (articulations or expressions, I believe).

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Re: How to combine tied notes

Postby N Grossingink » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Just be aware of the fact that using the Retranscribe utility will result in any associated expressions, articulations, etc. to be stripped away. There are alternative techniques, such as copying the affected symbols before retranscribing, then pasting them back in—or, manually changing one occurence and using the JW Pattern Copy plugin to copy the new rhythm to other measures.

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Re: How to combine tied notes

Postby zuill » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Also, sometimes rebar is an option to get the result but might be less likely to remove other items.

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