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   Posted 10/13/2002 9:29 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

hi all,

i just transcribed a tune and wrote it in 4/4 but now i realize it should be in 2/4. is there any way to convert the music correctly (so that 8th notes become 16ths, quarter notes become 16ths etc) ?

thx in advance, -simon-
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   Posted 10/13/2002 9:45 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
On 10/13/2002 2:29:00 PM, S Butler wrote:

>i just transcribed a tune and wrote it
>in 4/4 but now i realize it should be in
>2/4. is there any way to convert the
>music correctly (so that 8th notes
>become 16ths, quarter notes become 16ths
>etc) ?

Mass Mover >> Change >> Note Durations

             Riccardo

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   Posted 10/13/2002 11:52 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

hi ricardo,

thx for tip however i have not been able to get this to work. i tried:

(in the mass mover tool)

1) select all
2) change->note durations
- using the selected notes option
- setting 1/4 notes convert to 1/8 notes

but the music is unintelligible

just to clarify i have a piece in 4/4 and i'd like to convert everything into the same number of bars as the original but
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   Posted 10/14/2002 3:19 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Simon,

Using the Time Signature tool, change the first measure to 2/4, and tick the check box 'rebar' measures or something like that. This will move one bar of 4/4 into 2 bars of 2/4.

Tim
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   Posted 10/14/2002 10:02 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
thx for the response tim, the issue here is that i want the bar of 4/4 to become a single bar of 2/4 not 2 bars of 2/4. if all the notes switch accordingly (ie: 1/4 go to 1/8 notes, 1/8ths to 1/16ths) i'll have what i need and won't need to rewrite the chart.

maybe this just isn't possible in finale?

thx again, -simon-
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   Posted 10/14/2002 10:20 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Simon,
Another easy way to do that is to change the time signature from 4/4 to cut time. That way, the notes can remain the same but be played as if they were of half the value.
Hope this helps.
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   Posted 10/14/2002 2:44 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
On 10/14/2002 3:02:00 PM, S Butler wrote:
>thx for the response tim, the
>issue here is that i want the
>bar of 4/4 to become a single
>bar of 2/4 not 2 bars of 2/4.
>if all the notes switch
>accordingly (ie: 1/4 go to 1/8
>notes, 1/8ths to 1/16ths) i'll
>have what i need and won't
>need to rewrite the chart.
>
>maybe this just isn't possible
>in finale?

It must be!

Didn't Tim's suggestion work? I am surprised. By the way, why did you choose to modify "only selected notes"? This will indeed screw up the music if there are mixed durations.

And I suppose that when Tim referred to rebarring the music from 4/4 to 2/4, he meant you to do it after halving all the durations.

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   Posted 10/14/2002 8:36 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
If you replace all quarter notes with eighth notes, this won't achieve what you want: it will only affect quarter notes. You need to change all note durations by 50%. You'll also need to make sure that Finale does not rebar the music at this point. Here's what you need to do:

1. Select all with Mass Edit.
2. Choose "Change>>Note Durations".
3. Select "Change all note durations by 50%" and remove the check mark by "Rebar Music". Press OK.
4. Select the Time Signature tool.
5. Change time signature to 2/4, also making sure that "Rebar Music" is not checked.
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   Posted 10/15/2002 1:37 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Oops - I missed the bit about wanting to halve all the note values. Sorry!

Tim
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