Beams

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MAHLER3579
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Beams

Post by MAHLER3579 » Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:53 pm

First posting, but long-time user.
The default for beams is 8th-notes in pairs, which is not player-friendly if, for example, in 3/4 time you have a series of measures each with six 8th notes. How can I change the default so that four or six eighth notes will be on a single beam? The basic instructions in Sibelius are NOT user-friendly.

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MikeLyons
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Re: Beams

Post by MikeLyons » Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:56 pm

When you create your TS, you can set the beaming in the dialog.
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The beaming will last as long as that TS does. If you change the TS you will need to reset the beaming.
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