After a few years in the piano rolls and a little music comp/ theory study … I decided to venture off into the scoring editor.
I watched a tutorial on the basic tools, how to get split staffs, etc., thought I had the hang of it and ventured away.
First, when I opened the score editor in an existing project and tried to insert and move a couple of notes, my C6 … which has been entirely stable … gave me one of those ‘your system has become unstable, save your project under another name’ warnings.
I rebooted and this time instead of using the score editor in an existing project, I used one of the templates in the ‘scoring’ tab on the projects window.
Things seemed wierd. I’d place a 1/4 note on a line and try to place two 1/8ths notes above it … and it would automatically slur into 3/8ths notes.
I’d place the 1/4 note with the dot highlighted … but the graphics would show a 1/2 note instead of the dotted 1/4.
I’d place the note in a space and it would sharp or flat it without me seemingly doing anything (the project showed no sharps or flats in the key signature).
Finally, it seemed really difficult to place the note without some unwanted rest interjecting itself before the last note placed.
After an hour or so, I gave up.
Can this really be all that finicky? Or am I missing some basic preferences that makes doing this more ‘basic?’
Any help appreciated.