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   Posted 9/10/2016 6:15 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm new to Finale 2014.5. I've had a very old version... 2001 until recently. I searched for this question and found no results. Sorry if this has been asked before.

I have to enter duplets in a 6/8 or 9/8 time. Every time I enter 2 eighth notes in the space of 2 it shows up correctly in the measure but adds extra rests at the end of the measure. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help.


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   Posted 9/10/2016 6:28 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Unless you just mistyped, you want two eighths in the space of three, not in the space of two, to get a duplet in compound meter. (In other words, in the space of 3 6/8 eighths.)


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   Posted 9/10/2016 6:49 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Oh duh! You're right. I wasn't thinking straight.

Thanks. Sure wish there was a way to set tuplet setting for a number of measures instead of having to do 'shift click' and define for every tuplet entry.


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   Posted 9/10/2016 6:51 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Motet said...
Unless you just mistyped, you want two eighths in the space of three, not in the space of two, to get a duplet in compound meter. (In other words, in the space of 3 6/8 eighths.)


That would still be incorrect. If you want two notes in the space of three eights in a triple time, you should be using quarters, not eighths. Or you can simply use dotted eighths without making them tuplets.


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   Posted 9/10/2016 7:02 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
2 8ths in place of 3 is the more common way, but I've seen 2 quarters in place of 3 8ths. I would stick with 2 8ths in place of 3 however.

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   Posted 9/10/2016 7:20 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
In Speedy in 6/8, after a dotted quarter note, if you try to enter a duplet of 2 quarter notes (using the numeric keypad), the second quarter note can apparently not be entered.
The Tuplet definition window made it possible (2 quarter notes in the space of 1 dotted quarter note).
No problem in Speedy with a tuplet of 2 eight notes.


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   Posted 9/10/2016 8:22 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Flint said...
If you want two notes in the space of three eights in a triple time, you should be using quarters, not eighths. Or you can simply use dotted eighths without making them tuplets.

Technically you're right, but as Zuill says, two eighths are much more common. Elaine Gould says, "The logic for this practice is that, firstly, that the number acts as a substitute for the duration dot. Secondly, when the beat remains the same, equivalent durations have identical notation in both simple- and compound-time metres...It is quite acceptable to use [this] notation when there are not tuplets more complicated than duplets or quadruplets."

michelp said...
In Speedy in 6/8, after a dotted quarter note, if you try to enter a duplet of 2 quarter notes (using the numeric keypad), the second quarter note can apparently not be entered.

You can type Ctrl-1 in Speedy and specify two quarters in the place of three eighths, and it will work (not that this is convenient!).

Rick_f said...
Sure wish there was a way to set tuplet setting for a number of measures instead of having to do 'shift click' and define for every tuplet entry.

If you are using Simple entry, enter the first eighth note, type Alt+9 (on the keypad), specify two eighths in the space of three, and click "save as default tuplet." From then on you can enter your first eighth and then simply press 9 (keypad). If you are entering a whole string of them, after doing the above, click the eighth note and the tuplet on the palette; then you need only enter pitches.

In Speedy entry, with CapsLock on, type 4 (for eighth note) and Ctrl-2 (for duplet) and you can then enter a string of pitches (providing you don't make a mistake and undo!).


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   Posted 9/11/2016 9:11 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
To me, it makes sense to envisage the duplet as a bar (or beat) of 2/4 with the same pulse as the 6/8, and so use eighths, rather than quarters.


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   Posted 9/11/2016 1:24 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I think that's Gould's "secondly." I actually think quarter notes could be confusing in certain situations, since it could clash with dotted quarters.


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   Posted 9/11/2016 4:17 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks for all the replies.

Motet wrote: said...

If you are using Simple entry, enter the first eighth note, type Alt+9 (on the keypad), specify two eighths in the space of three, and click "save as default tuplet." From then on you can enter your first eighth and then simply press 9 (keypad). If you are entering a whole string of them, after doing the above, click the eighth note and the tuplet on the palette; then you need only enter pitches.

In Speedy entry, with CapsLock on, type 4 (for eighth note) and Ctrl-2 (for duplet) and you can then enter a string of pitches (providing you don't make a mistake and undo!).


This should help a bunch. Thanks again.


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