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I have Windows 7 and Songwriter 2012.  I am trying to create two eighth note tuplets in 2/4 measure.  The first tuplet is not problem, but the second tuplet has notes of different value--i.e., an eight note, a dotted eighth, and a sixteenth.  Songwriter will not let me enter the second tuplet. I have had not problems creating tuplets when the notes are of equal value, but it doesn't work with the dotted eighth, eighth, and sixteenth note.

 

Any ideas????

Thank you!

Kirsten

 

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It worked for me. Tell me EXACTLY what you are doing; every step, even if you think it's inconsequential.

 

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Thank you.  I entered the first set of eighth notes by using simple entry to put down the first note and then hitting the tuplet tool and centering the caret over the eighth note.  That worked fine.  However, when I went to enter the second set, I entered the first eighth note, clicked on the tuplet tool and used the caret to indicate a tuplet and then I entered the dotted eighth note and it wouldn’t let me enter the sixteenth note.   I tried this several times.

 

Please tell me how you did it!  That’s exactly what I was attempting, except the eighth note came first, followed by the dotted eighth and then the sixteenth.

 

Kirsten

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This is very strange. Putting the dotted quarter in the middle makes it a little more complicated, and my normal method isn't working, for whatever reason. But it can be done!

Don't use the tuplet tool!

In your Simple menu (which shows up when you have selected the Simple Entry tool) make sure that check for extra notes is UNCHECKED.

We'll start with the first, simple triplet. Back in your score, enter the first eighth note, and tap ALT-9, which should take you to the Tuplet Definition box. Set it up for "3 eighths in the space of 2 eighths." Check the box to make it the default definition, and click OK. This will return you to the score, and you can enter the next two eighth notes. For the following triplet, start the same way. Enter the first note, and then tap the 9 key, which sets up the default triplet. Enter the next eighth note, and the sixteenth note. This may leave an additional eighth rest. Using your arrow keys, tap the right arrow to highlight the rest, and delete it. Then, use the left arrow key to back up to the middle eighth note, and while it is highlighted, tap the . (period) key to dot it.

 

Sorry it seems kind of complicated, but after you've done it a few times, I think it will be OK.

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Thank you SO MUCH! All I had to do was uncheck the extra notes box (I didn't even know that it existed) and I was able to enter the second tuplet with the notes of different value.

You really helped me out.  Thank you again,

Kirsten

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