Dotted passages

Mar 23, 2019

I have been finding long dotted passages rather tedious to enter, as one need to change the note duration for each note - so I looked for a trick to ease the task.

1) For (eg) dotted quaver semi-quaver, enter the entire passage as straight quavers from MIDI keyboard. Do not deal with enharmonic changes or cautionaries at this stage.

2) Go back to the first note and dot it using the full stop on the keyboard.  Then the entire passage can be dotted from the keyboard by repeating the pattern (right arrow) (right arrow) (full stop) as necessary. At the same time one can proof listen/read and correct enharmonics and precautionary accidentals.

This latter stage goes faster if you define keyboard shortcuts for sharp natural and flat (I use cmd alt  s/n/f) as this allows you to leave your hands on the keyboard all the time.


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