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BILLCOXNYC
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   Posted 4/29/2003 5:32 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Can anyone tell me how to move slash notation
up on the staff so that it is above the bass
line in a rhythm part. I can't find it in
the manual. Thanks

Bill Cox
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   Posted 4/29/2003 6:46 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Bill:

One way to do this is to do slash notation the manual way: In Layer 1, enter quarter notes on the F line of the staff (assuming bass clef) in one measure. Use special tools to 1) get rid of the stems and 2) change the note shape to a slash. In the View menu, switch to Show Active Layer Only, then use Mass Edit to copy this measure as many times as needed. Switch the view back to showing all layers. Now enter your bass line in Layer 2.

Of course, this method won't produce proper playback, but if it's only a printed score you're after, this is a reasonable workaround.

Al

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   Posted 5/1/2003 8:33 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Another way is to add the slashes in an extra staff with the slashes only, i. e.: In the slash staff hide everything except the slashes.

If the slash staff is at the top of the score, go to the Measure Tool, select all measures, and hide the left barline in all the measures.

You can still get a left barline by imitating the left barline with a group bracket (Staff Tool).

Peter
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   Posted 5/3/2003 8:14 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Here's another method similar to Al LaBreve's.

If you anticipate that you won't be using Rhythmic Notation as well as Slash Notation, you can change the defaults for Rhythmic Notation and use it in place of Slash Notation.

1. Go to Options:Document Options:Alternate Notation
2. Change the number in the box to the right of Quarter Note (Small) Slash to 0.3. This will make Rhythm noteheads appear above the staff.
3. In your score, pick a layer for your Slashes and select Show Active Layer Only.
4. Input quarter notes. It doesn't matter where. When you apply Rhythmic Notation they'll all appear on the same line above the staff.
5. Apply the Staff Style for Rhythmic Notation. You'll see small slashes above the staff with disconnected stems below.
6. Get rid of the stems. With the Custom Stem Tool from Special Tools click in the measure, drag select all the notes, and double click.
7. From the Shape Selection dialog box pick a blank shape or create one. Voila, no stems.
8. If you want larger slashes, click in the measure with the Note Shape tool, drag select the notes, and choose a different slash from the Symbol Selection dialog box.

You can copy and paste the slashed measure as needed. Just be sure to always turn on Show Active Layer Only. And you don't necessarily have to use quarter notes if you want to show a slash rhythm other than four-to-the-bar.

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