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Don McCullough
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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Is there a way to copy a rhythm from one measure to another without copying the notes?  For example, say I'm in 3/4 and I have an 8 note chord spread out among the winds (each wind with their own staff) with each measure containing a half note and a quarter rest. Now say I want to add a tied eighth note to all existing half notes. Rather than going into each measure and making the change manually, is there a way (plug-in?) to fix only one measure and then copy the rhythm in that measure into the others (without changing the note in the target measure)?

 

If this doesn't exist, would others find it as useful as I would?

 

Many thanks,

Don

 

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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
A "Copy Rhythm Motif" would be useful, IMHO.


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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
You can sort of do it with the Simple Entry Repitch Tool, but not exactly the way you want. With that you can copy an existing measure to a new measure, and then enter notes on the new measure and the rhythm will automatically be the same.


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Don McCullough
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   Posted 2/1/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks. Just wanted be be sure I wasn't wasting time but it seems I'm not. I agree John, a Copy Rhythm Motif" seems like a no brainer. Have you added the request to the wish list?
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   Posted 2/1/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I've been using a series of steps to do precisely this edit ever since Finale 2008 came out. See the attached image. If you have text or ariculations attached to the notes on beat one, you can just as easily make your "copy" selection be of any other 1/8th note portion of the notes. Of course, a plug-in that does this would always be nice, too.


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