Representation of a note


can someone please tell me how to notate the first note (the marked ‘G’) so that it is held up to the red line.

Tried to do this with a second voice, but it looks very messy because there are more rests written to it.

Thanks in advance for your tips.
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You can remove the rests, did you know?

Can you explain in words how you would like the result to look like?

Add the note in a new voice. Select the extra rests that appear to the right and Edit>Remove rests
Select the 1st quaver G. Got to Engrave Mode and change its voice index property to 0.


Thank you for the quick help.

I have already done it like in the picture. Only the rest I do not get down and the connection of the first two notes I also do not get.

Unfortunately I can’t find the Engrave Mode, maybe because I’m using the German version of Dorico SE 5.
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The fact that you’re using Dorico in German has no impact on that. The fact that you’re using SE does.
One very important tip: use note colours (View menu in Write mode). This will show you easily in which voice each note and rest is. And in this situation, you really need that rest to be in downstem voice 1.

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And you need to add the g on beat 1 in the downstem voice.


Wonderful, have it almost the way I want it.

Now just make the connection of the first two notes. How do you do that?

@Estigy How do I add the g on beat 1 in the down voice?
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Put a green eighth-note (downstem voice) on the initial G.

Or just select the C and use keystrokes to raise its pitch.

@Derrek I tried, but unfortunately I can’t do it (see picture).
In the first bar I inserted the G, now if I move it down an octave, it looks like you see in the second bar. What am I doing wrong or how do I make it right?

@DanielMuzMurray But the grade C shall remain a C

Select the green G. Go to Engrave mode properties panel. Change the Voice Column Index to 0. This will move it backwards to the same position as the pink notehead.
(As I told you the other day!)

@Janus Unfortunately I can’t find the Engrave Mode, maybe because I’m using Dorico SE 5.

Then I don’t think you can achieve what you want. (An upgrade to Elements would suffice)

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There is a way to get the up-stem and down-stem G notes to have the same position using Dorico SE. Start by adding an eighth-note G in a second up-stem voice as shown in the first measure below. Then select both up-stem G notes and execute Edit > Notations > Voices > Swap Voice Order as shown in the second measure. Finally, delete the note in the second up-stem voice.


@johnkprice Thank you for the good description, but I can’t manage to insert the eighth note G at the place outlined in red in the attached picture, as shown in your picture in the first bar.
Could you please describe in small steps how I have to do this?
I’ve been trying to do it for a long time, but I just can’t manage it.
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Select the down-stem G, press Shift-N to activate the caret and keep pressing Shift-V until the caret shows +2♩ as shown below. Then enter an eighth-note G in the second up-stem voice.


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What you need to do to have both the dotted quarter (upstem voice 1) and the quaver (downstem voice 1) overlapping is change some options in Notation options>Voices (two options to change in order for that overlap to happen automatically).

@penet is using Dorico SE 5, which doesn’t have Notation Options.

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I see… and no engrave mode either (for voice column index)…