Kenan Dalley (kenan820)
Registered Forum User
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 4:47 pm: || |
Hi, I've just started to use MidiNotate Composer Trial version 1.0.9 and I'm trying to transcribe one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's songs. The issue I'm running across is the fact that, in the main melody, there are some notes that are used for one verse, but on the repeat of the measure, it uses new or adds some notes for the second verse. I'll give two examples.
1. The measure is in 4/4 time. For the first verse, the notes are 1/4, 1/4 rest, 1/4 rest, 1/8, 1/8 and the lyrics for the first verse are for the 1/8th-notes: "You have". For the second verse, the last 1/4 rest is broken into a 1/8 rest and an 1/8 note followed by the original 2 1/8 notes and the lyrics start on that new 1/8th note and continue thru the other 2: "But ev- 'ry".
2. This one's a little more complicated. The measure is in 4/4 time. For the first verse, the notes are 1/8 rest, 1/4, 1/8, then 1/4 triplet and the lyrics are "Don't you see we must" with "see we must" attached to the triplet. For the second verse, instead of a triplet, it's a series of 4 1/8 notes with the lyrics (starting from the initial 1/4 note): "Please re- mem- ber that I".
After the setup, my question is this...
Is there a way to let Composer know that one set of notes is for one verse and another set of notes is for another verse and not to play the other set of notes?
Mark Walsen (markwa)
Notation Software Developer
Post Number: 1395
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 5:48 pm: || |
Well, I figured someone would ask this question someday. I've thought about the problem already. Congratulations for being the first to ask!
MidiNotate Composer does not offer a solution for this. Probably the correct solution is that Composer would let the user optionally edit a separate MIDI performance for each repeat. This would be useful not only in the case where note rhythms differ but also in cases where musical expressions differ in each repeat, such as dynamics, note accents, and tempo.
Someday I'll probably add this feature to Composer, but at this point it is not a high priority, because you are the first person to ask about it. I'm not aware that such a feature is offered in any other MIDI/notation program. If anyone knows that this feature is offered in another program, please let me know.
-- Mark (developer of MidiNotate)