Yeah, I'm getting a better sense of the whole thing through this
thread. I like that it allows me to input notation as I find it a LOT
easier to think in that than the matrix editor, which, despite getting
the gist of it and being able to make modifications in it, I don't
fully understand yet.

Let me ask this, as I also don't have experience with things like
LilyPond: I think I saw that I can export to LilyPond, right? Could I
do that and then use shortcuts in LilyPond to "clean it up" visually?
To be specific, what I'm asking is if LilyPond has ways of easily
fixing problems like my first example.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM, David Tisdell <> wrote:
> You could focus on how the piece sounds and when you have it the way you
> want, make a duplicate and clean it up from a notation point of view. For
> notation, I would just use a fermata where the matrix editor is messing with
> the notation.
> I love the fact that RG is a musical swiss army knife but that does, as
> Lorenzo pointed out, introduce trade offs. If you want the best out of the
> sequencer and the notation editor, I would make 2 files.
> Dave
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM, Silas Mortimer <>
> wrote:
>> Hi. I'm not only new to Rosegarden, I'm new to computer composing
>> beyond using guitarix/Hydrogen/Ardour for recording. I've been working
>> on a piece and learning bit by bit as I go along. Of course, this
>> means that I'm making a lot of mistakes as I go.
>> The trouble winds up in the notation editor. By the time I'm done
>> fixing whatever needs to be fixed in what I previously did, the
>> notation is left looking terrible, lol. Not *really* the software's
>> fault, but I would think that there might be a way to, oh, I don't
>> know, hit a button or menu item that would reformat the entire thing
>> to be a little more elegant and/or make sense?
>> What I'm currently writing is in 2/4 time, in the D melodic minor
>> scale. One example is at one point I wanted to make a chord ring out
>> longer than I'd originally put it and had already added notes after
>> it. I searched for what I should do there, and from what I gather, I
>> could only do that in the matrix editor. Is that the case? Anyway, I
>> did it there, and the notation not only looks bad, it no longer makes
>> sense. I think there might be a whole note listed in one bar (again,
>> it's in 2/4), and there's something that should be tied, plays like
>> it's tied, but it's not shown that way.
>> Is there some way I can keep the music as it is, but discard and
>> regenerate the notation? I apologize for my ignorance here.
>> I do love being able to do what I'm doing, though. This is a great
>> application.
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