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Using The Composer: First Steps

Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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Completing the First Measure

Step 7. Advance to the Second Note Position

We must now select the position for the start of the second note in the Measure Timeline section.
We need to advance the timeline cursor by note duration.
Using the keyboard, press the RIGHT-ARROW (->) key once. You should see the blue timeline cursor advance to just beyond the end of the first note. (I have crudely marked the four note positions in the Composer Reference Diagram using short upward arrows).
You could also have moved the timeline cursor by clicking anywhere in the column occupying it's present position, within the Measure Timeline section.

Step 8. Enter the Second Note

The note duration and event type are already set correctly, so we can skip those steps.
In the Fretboard section, double-click over the position representing the 2nd Fret of the 3rd string.
Again, the note should sound, and become visible in your sequence.

Step 9. Enter the 3rd & 4th Notes

Advance to the 3rd note position using the RIGHT-ARROW (->)key.
Enter the 3rd note by double-clicking in the Fretboard section.
Advance to the 4rd note position using the RIGHT-ARROW (->) key.
Enter the 4rd note by double-clicking in the Fretboard section.
Hint: To play an open string, double-click in the NUT at the leftmost of the Fretboard.

Step 10. SAVE the 1st Measure

You have now completed the first Measure, and should save your work by clicking on the SAVE button in the top left-hand corner of the Control Panel section.