Music Creator includes the ability to edit and print notation. The Staff view displays MIDI note events as musical notation. For some musicians, this may be the most familiar and comfortable view in which to work. The Staff view provides many features that make it easy for you to compose, edit, and print music. You can add notes to your composition with simple point-and-click techniques.This tutorial will introduce you to the tools and features that Music Creator provides for working with notation.
1. On the File menu, click New.The New Project File dialog box appears.
2. Select the MIDI Template template, specify a project name and save location, then click OK.
3. Select the screenset Edit Notation screenset. You will see the following:Next, we need to configure the Staff view tools for the purpose of this tutorial. The first thing you will need to do is select the track you want to edit notation.
1. In the Staff view, go to Tracks > Pick Tracks to open the Pick Tracks dialog box.
For this tutorial, we will also change the time signature to ¾, the key to G and the staff layout to display a treble and bass clef.
1. On the Project menu, click Insert Meter/Key Change.The Meter/Key Signature dialog box appears.
2. Change Beats per Measure to 3 and Key Signature to 1 Sharp (G), then click OK to close the Meter/Key Signature dialog box.
3. Click the Staff view Edit menu and choose Layout.The Staff View Layout dialog box appears.
4. In the Clef list, select Treble/Bass, then click OK to close the Staff View Layout dialog box.Now that you know how to set up the Staff view, it's time to play! You can either record a MIDI track in this project or manually add notes. The rest of this tutorial will provide you with a basic overview of the notation tools. For more in depth information about all the features and functionality of the Staff view, including using the Fretboard and the Lyrics view, see Notation and lyrics.In the Control Bar’s Tools module, click the Duration button and hold the mouse button pressed, then select the desired note duration from the pop-up menu.Figure 25. The Tools module.
1. Right click the note head to open the Note Properties dialog box.
2. In the Duration field, enter in the number of ticks you want for the note, then click OK to close the Note Properties dialog box.The following table shows the relationship between note durations and ticks (with the default timebase of 960 ticks per quarter note).
2. Click the Lyric button in the Staff view.
2. Click the Chord button in the Staff view.The Chord Properties dialog box appears.
2. Click the Expression button in the Staff view.
2. Click the Hairpin button in the Staff view.The Hairpin Properties dialog box appears.
2. Click the Pedal button in the Staff view.
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