How to write multiple time signatures at once?

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How to write multiple time signatures at once?

Post by Cheesealicious » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:31 am

So I'm writing a piece that is made up of a melody and a countermelody, with a leitmotif popping in rarely from time to time. All three are in different time signatures. 4/4, 3/4, and 9 or 7/8 respectively. Also the time signature split is also occurring in the middle of the piece.
Haven't been able to find any function in my printmusic 2014 program that allows me to write in multiple time signatures playing simultaneously, and all the answers I've found online assume I'm using finale, not printmusic, and keep asking me to find the "independent elements", which I very clearly do not have.

Help? How would I go about doing this? Hoping I don't have to upgrade to finale.

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Re: How to write multiple time signatures at once?

Post by Michel R E » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:56 pm

you're out of luck.
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Re: How to write multiple time signatures at once?

Post by miker » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:20 pm

Agreed. PM just can't do it.
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Re: How to write multiple time signatures at once?

Post by Cheesealicious » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:26 am

Ah, I had a feeling that might be the case. Looks like its time to save up for finale.

Thank you for the info!

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