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Duration of music notes is read from the form of the note head or the number of flags (or beams), augmentation dot(s) and/or tuplet notation

 

Durations of notes and rests can be altered using:

<F5>

Shorten cursor-note resulting in a triad-note unless it was already dotted, duration becomes 2/3 of the original duration. Counterpart of <F6>.

<F6>

Lengthen cursor-note with half its duration. Punctuate is meaningful/possible. Duration becomes 3/2 of the original duration. Counterpart of <F5>)

<F7>

Half duration of cursor-note.

<F8>

Double duration of cursor-note. Duration 2/1 will be drawn as brevis duration 3/1 or more as longa .

<alt-5>

Shorten to quintuplet duration

<alt-7>

Shorten to septuplet duration

 

Choose default duration for entering notes:.

<1>

choose duration 1/1

<2>

choose duration 1/2.

<4>

choose duration 1/4.

<8>

choose duration 1/8

<6>

choose duration 1/16

<7>

choose duration 1/32

<3>

triad-enter; all new notes get 2/3 of default value.

<5>

punctuation-enter all new notes get 3/2 of default value.

With auto-duration enabled using duration.gif or <alt-A> clicking on duration button will alter duration of cursor-note

 

Effective play duration can differ wildly from notation especially when using articulation modifiers like staccato.

 

Duration of grace-notes will not taken into account for displaying bar lines and determining clusterization.

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