from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

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from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by jose oscar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:19 am

Is there a simple way to change a score written in a 3/4 time to a 6/8 without redoing the whole score? then the notes?

I appreciate your help


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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by motet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:36 am

Thus? I experimented with JW Meter and Rhythm.
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Post by jose oscar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:47 am

Thank you very much, motet,
As the score is some pages long I didn't want to download the whole file.
So I'd like to know how did you get it.
By the way, what is JW Meter, please?

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by jose oscar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 am

Thank you very much, motet,
I'll study your instructions with time later, as it seems it requires some time

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Post by motet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:57 pm

Once you get the plug-in, it's not as hard as it looks.

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Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:59 pm

Once downloaded jw staffpolyphony where should I place it?

There are several jw plugs-in. Is that the right one?

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Post by motet » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:09 pm

No. Please read the above carefully.

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Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:36 pm

I found jw meter and rhthm, but once downloaded it says : invalid type....

Thank you very much for your time, anyway

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by motet » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:03 pm

There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions of each of the plug-ins. If you're using Finale 2014, you want the 32-bit version.

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:32 pm

this is the one i downloaded and is an invalid type as well
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Post by motet » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:52 pm

That looks like the right one.
jose oscar wrote:
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...but once downloaded it says : invalid type....
What are you doing with it once downloaded? Did you see the instructions at the top of that page?

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Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:26 pm

it never opens.
I click on it , goes to the screen of Finale and: invalid type...
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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by motet » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:39 pm

it should be a zip file. Rather than opening it with Finale, you need to unzip it and install the plug-in per instructions.

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Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:54 pm

and which are those instructions?

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Post by jose oscar » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:59 pm

Well, motet,
I did as you wrote and theoretically is already in Plugs-in, but...where?
After the enigma of who built the pyramids of Egypt this is the biggest mistery!!!
I cannot find any plug-in under that name
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Post by motet » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:50 am

Open Preferences - Folders and just look where the plug-ins are kept. No need to click Browse. Just make a note of it. Yours may be the same as mine:
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Then, quit Finale, find the zip file you downloaded and extract jwmeterandrhythm.fxt. Move this to the above-found folder. Then restart Finale and open your music file. You should find JW Meter and Rhythm in the Plug-ins menu.

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by jose oscar » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:03 am

motet,
till here I
I've got clear the route.
Then I should download and extract jwmeterandrhythm.fxt
Then move this to folder Plug.ins: C/Program files etc.
OK?
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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by motet » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 am

Looks like the file is in the right place. So now you just need to unpack it from the zip file by double-clicking.

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by Anders Hedelin » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:58 pm

While waiting for the JW plugin to get working, here's a more old-fashioned, but not very slow, way of doing it:
The original notation in 3/4:
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> Utilities > Change durations > Change all note durations to 50%, check the option rebar music:
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> Time signature tool > Change time to 2 dotted quarters = 6/8:
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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by Peter Thomsen » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:08 pm

Anders Hedelin wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:58 pm
… > Utilities > Change durations > Change all note durations to 50%, check the option rebar music …
Before doing this step it might be a good idea to fill all empty measures with a dotted half rest.

Otherwise the different parts may not get the correct amount of rest measures/rests
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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by motet » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:31 pm

Maybe that's better than the multi-step way I tried.

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Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Post by jose oscar » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:52 pm

motet,
I tried several times going on following the steps you told mebut I never could go further after unpacking it from the zip file by double-clicking
Thank you very much indeed for your effort and time,anyway

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