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Using The Composer: First Steps

Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Completing The Sequence


For completeness, here are instructions for completing the final Measure of the sequence of Page 3.
You have been already been given all of the information required to work this out for yourself.
I have used this opportunity to use more concise instructions, and introduce a couple of New concepts.

Step 11. Edit an Existing Sequence (New)

Assuming that you performed the SAVE operation of Step 10, your sequence has now been saved in
My Music, and should be listed under My Composer Sequences.
To edit the sequence at a later date, simply click on the listed Title of the piece (My First Sequence).
This will start the Composer, and automatically load the sequence ready for editing.

Step 12. Select the 2nd Measure

You want to start working on the second Measure of the Sequence.
To select the second measure, click on the second box (numbered 2) in the Sequence Timeline section.

Step 13. Set the Note Duration

The next four notes to be entered are of 1/8 note duration.
Use the Duration Menu to select the required note duration.
The 1/8 note is located in the center, upper row of the Menu table dnote_1_8.gif

Step 14. Select the Measure Start Position (Optional - this is the default)

Ensure that the timeline cursor is located at the start of the Measure Timeline.

Step 15. Enable the Advance Feature (New)

The Advance feature of the Composer eases the entry of single-note runs.
With the Advance feature enabled, the timeline Cursor will automatically advance after each new note entry.
To enable the feature, check the Advance checkbox (Point 8) located to the right of the Measure Timeline section. To disable the feature, uncheck the Advance checkbox.
Enable the Advance feature now.