We have recently made adjustments to this website. If you find anything that does not work, please let us know.


This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
writing:note_durations [2013/08/13 17:39]
Musink Admin [Introduction]
writing:note_durations [2018/05/12 22:37] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +====== Writing Note Durations ======
 +This is a tutorial on specifying note durations in Musink. It is designed as a follow up exercise for those who have already completed both the [[basics:​first_score|]] and [[basics:​understanding_how_to_write_in_musink|]]. It may also be useful for those who have used older notation editors that require you to specify every note duration manually. ​
 +<WRAP center round todo>
 +//**Before Continuing**//​
 +This tutorial builds on the [[basics:​first_score|]] and [[basics:​understanding_how_to_write_in_musink|]] tutorials. You should complete those tutorials before attempting this one.
 +===== Introduction =====
 +As discussed in [[basics:​understanding_how_to_write_in_musink|]],​ Musink automatically calculates note durations for you. The trick is making sure it knows what you are after. Rather than manually specifying note durations, in Musink you specify the note-grouping ([[writing:​tuplets|tuplet]]),​ and place notes and rests as you need them. Although there is a small learning curve involved, this method allows you to write and edit music significantly faster.
 +===== Writing in Musink =====
 +Writing in Musink is made up of two steps:
 +  - Tell Musink how you want your notes to be grouped
 +  - Selecting the notes you want
 +==== Changing Tuplets ====
 +To show Musink how you want your notes to be grouped, use [[writing:​tuplets|tuplets]]. Changing a tuplet type in Musink does not change from where the tuplet starts (see [[writing:​tuplets#​Bisect_Tuplet|Bisect Tuplet]]). ​
 +The instructions below demonstrate how to create a dotted eighth note, starting at beat 1.5, then change its duration to a quarter note.
 +**1.** **Start a new project**, using the default settings.
 +Your first bar will be set-up with four quarter-note tuplets:
 +**2.** **Add a note** on beat 1.5.
 +Your note is an 8th note long - it runs to the end of the tuplet it belongs to.
 +**3.** If your note is not selected, **select your note**
 +**4.** **Set the tuplet to a half-note**. [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|Shortcut key]]: Control+2
 +The whole tuplet has now changed to be two notes long. Because your note runs to the end of the tuplet, it is now a dotted quarter.
 +**5.** Usually when we compose, we change our minds about things. Lets change the note duration to a quarter now. **Add a rest to beat 2.5.**
 +To do this, add a note to beat 2.5 and press R
 +The note is now a quarter note long.
 +**6.** **Play around.** Notice how adding and deleting notes does not leave rests lying around, or require you to rewrite what you have already written. See [[writing:​tuplets|Tuplets]] and [[basics:​keyboard_shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts]] on more tuplet functions you can explore.
 +===== Whole Notes and Half Notes =====
 +See [[writing:​tuplets#​Creating_a_Whole_or_Half_Note|Tuplets]].
 +===== Changing where Tuplets Start =====
 +To split a tuplet in two, use the [[writing:​tuplets#​Bisect_Tuplet|Bisect Tuplet]] tool.
 +===== Being Explicit =====
 +Writing in the '​old'​ fashion of explicitly stating every note duration is **not recommended** in Musink, because it slow to write and slow to edit. However, if you must write in this way, your method is as follows:
 +  - **Create a note** where you would like it in the normal fashion
 +  - **[[writing:​tuplets#​Bisect_Tuplet|Bisect]] that tuplet**, if possible
 +  - **Set the tuplet type** to the duration you wish