I am just trying to input new music, very simple, one instrument, flute. I managed to enter the first 2 notes: a half note tied to a dotted half. Then I had to stop to go look up how to add a dynamic to the first note. Now I can’t seem to enter any other notes beyond the first two. The next note is an 8th note, but every time I try to enter it, the preceding notes change to shorter durations.
I double click on the dot of the second note, and that gives me an orange line with a quarter note showing at the bottom. Then I press 5 to get the 8th note, press the E for the note value, and now instead of my original half tied to a dotted half; there is a half note, tied to a quarter note, then an 8th note, and then a dotted quarter…??? What am I doing wrong?
Also, I forgot to add a rest at the beginning, and can’t figure out how to put it in now. I can’t believe I have been sitting here for 2 hours, and all I have is two notes.