After doing some research and attempting the steps documented [here] and elsewhere numerous times, (Remove/convert pickup meaure without moving music), I’m coming here for help.
All I want to do is add an extra eighth note to the pick-up so that the pick up is 3 eighth notes, with the lyrics “and if I.” I then want to reduce the number of beats by one eighth note in measure 16.
I get through these steps successfully, as linked above:
- select pickup note and enter “SHIFT-B” “4q” (if you have 4/4 time signature)
- select first rest first of the first full bar and enter “SHIFT-M” “4/4”
- select first time signature and enter “SHIFT-B” “-1” or use System Track to delete pickup bar.
By this point, my first measure is now a 4/4 bar. If I try to convert it to a modified number of beats by doing “SHIFT-M” “4/4,1.5”, the correct measure appears, but all the music gets shifted in strange ways. If I try to select all the music and do the opt + arrow key trick to move things, the formatting gets messed up.
What am I missing? Thanks in advance for your help. I attached the score for reference.
I Will Lead You Home.dorico (1.2 MB)