By removing a barline, you can join two measures. The meter of the resulting new measure will have a total number of beats equal to the sum of the beats of the two measures.
For example, the barline between these two measures will be removed:
This is the result after the barline is removed:
The meter of the two measures before the barline was removed was 3:4. The meter of the resulting joined measure is 6:4, which is the sum of the 3:4 and 3:4 meters.
To join two measures:
|1.||Enter Select Mode.|
|2.||Select the barline between the two measures by dragging the mouse across it horizontally.|
Composer will highlight the selected barline in the color blue.
|3.||Hit the key to remove the barline.|
-- OR --
Choose the Join Measure With Next command in the Barline Menu.