I should start doing that. Anyway, as I said before, I had to make the time signature 2/4, which would make a whole note of four beats span two measures. I know it's weird, but I started composing the piece on guitar and wound up having trouble finding the right signature before finding that 2/4 worked really well. Though now that I have a good portion of it down, I should be able to come up with a better signature.

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:31 PM, David Jones <gn...@hawaii.rr.com> wrote: > Hmmm, I use only the notation editor. My understanding of notation is that a > whole note is a whole measure. So if I have a note to be held longer than a > measure (say 3), I put a whole note in each measure and tie them together. > Not make a dotted whole note to get a note that runs longer than a measure. > > Just my free contribution. > > David W. Jones > gn...@hawaii.rr.com > authenticity, honesty, community > http://dancingtreefrog.comOn Apr 7, 2016 02:37, Lorenzo Sutton > <lorenzofsut...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Hi! >> >> On 07/04/2016 00:27, Silas Mortimer wrote: >> >> [...] >> >> > 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. >> >> I think that's expected and software can't really help you there. >> >> I guess this is the basic concept and conundrum of sequencer which (like >> rosegarden) also support notation: if the notation is 'perfect' from a >> visual/typesetting point of view it will sound mechanical from a >> performance point of view. The matrix editor (aka Piano Roll in some >> software) enables you to tweak notes so that e.g. they result more >> realistic but that will inevitably screw notation. >> >> Really, it's a conundrum in music itself. No one performs exactly what >> is written on a score (some contemporary music can be an exception), so >> imagine writing down on a score *exactly* what a performer is playing... >> >> Rosegarden actually does have some 'intelligence' when it comes to >> interpreting notation (e.g. dynamics), but it cannot 'imagine' what you >> would like especially in terms of note onsets and lengths. >> >> My recommendation would be to: >> a.) use notation for: >> 1. Inputting notes when you are familiar or more comfortable with >> traditional notation. >> 2. Want to concentrate on the notation aspects of your piece, e.g. >> because you want to eventually publish it. >> >> b.) Use the matrix editor when: >> 1. You want to concentrate on how your piece actually sounds. >> 2. You become familiar enough with the matrix paradigm to be able to >> input notes directly there. >> 3. Adjust at the fine level not onsets, durations, velocities etc. >> >> To conclude, take into account that some sequencers simply do not >> provide notation, so think of Rosegarden as a sequencer with a (very >> advanced compared to many sequencers) support for notation ;) >> >> Hope this helps. >> Lorenzo. >> >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ >> _______________________________________________ >> Rosegarden-user mailing list >> Rosegarden-user@lists.sourceforge.net - use the link below to unsubscribe >> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rosegarden-user > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > _______________________________________________ > Rosegarden-user mailing list > Rosegarden-user@lists.sourceforge.net - use the link below to unsubscribe > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rosegarden-user ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ Rosegarden-user mailing list Rosegarden-user@lists.sourceforge.net - use the link below to unsubscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rosegarden-user