Say I compose 30 bars of music with various meter changes, and then decide that I like that rhythmic phrase structure and want to repeat it, but I want to vary the pitches completely in the second iteration. (Some people do compose this way. )
I figure I’ll copy and paste what I just wrote into the subsequent 30 bars, thus preserving the rhythms and also allowing me to change all the notes or whatever else.
In Write mode, I can zoom way out in galley view to a microscopic view of those 30 bars and select everything with the marquee tool (even on a large monitor this is a bit straining on the eyes and I risk missing a note on a ledger line along the way), and then hit R.
Hmm. What if my selection had been even larger? This can’t be the best approach.
So I decide to stick to a reasonable magnification. I select the first note in bar 1, scroll out 30 bars, hit Shift and select the last note… but none of the meter changes are selected, so I have to go back and add them, tediously, with the command key.
Third time will be a charm, I’m sure, if anyone can kindly explain how to do this sensibly. I’m prepared to be embarrassed by how easy this really is.