Editing and Transcribing Tremolos
A tremolo is the rapid repeating of notes. The tremolo can repeat a single note or chord. Or, it can repeat back and forth between two different notes, or between two different chords. If the tremolo repeats for a single note or chord, then it is notated with angular slashes through the stem. If the tremolo alternates between two notes or chords, then broken beams are displayed between the notes or chords, as shown below.
In the Ornament Palette, the buttons for the two types of tremolos look like this:
The following general procedures apply to the editing of tremolos:
|Adding Ornaments. The Adding Ornaments procedure explains how you can specify the duration of the tremolo members, such as 32nd notes or 16th triplets.|
Composer can automatically transcribe tremolos when it imports a MIDI file, or transcribes your performance at the music keyboard.
To automatically transcribe tremolos in an imported MIDI file:
|Before you open the MIDI file, click the Transcription Options button in the File Open dialog box. Composer will present the Transcription Options dialog box, In the Transcription Options dialog box, turn on the check mark for Transcribe Ornaments / Tremelos. For further details, see Transcribing MIDI Files to Notation.|
To automatically transcribe tremolos in a performance that you record at your music keyboard:
|Before you begin recording, choose the Transcription Options command in the Setup menu. Composer will present the Transcriptions Options dialog box, In the Transcription Options dialog box, turn on the check mark for Transcribe Ornaments / Tremolos. For further details, see Setting Up Transcription Options for Recording.|