[SOLVED] Handling of 3/4 time sig

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[SOLVED] Handling of 3/4 time sig

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Opened a new song.

Changed the time sig to 3/4.

Created a part.

In the piano roll I selected Snap: 1.

But when I insert notes they still seem to be whole notes of 4/4 ie 4 x 1/4, not 3 x 1/3.

Half notes are 2 x 1/4 (should they be 1/4 + 1/8?).

See attached screen shot.
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Am I doing something wrong, is it a bug, or does the snap settings not handle other time signatures?
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Re: Handling 3/4 time sig

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I am not a Muse user, but on paper and with every sequencer I have ever used a whole note always whole note and a half note is always a half note. If you want a full measure of 3/4 you want a dotted half. If you want half a measure of 3/4 you want a dotted quarter.
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Re: Handling 3/4 time sig

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thumbknuckle wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:04 pm
I am not a Muse user, but on paper and with every sequencer I have ever used a whole note always whole note and a half note is always a half note. If you want a full measure of 3/4 you want a dotted half. If you want half a measure of 3/4 you want a dotted quarter.
Yes, you are probably right, it is some kind of misconception on my part. Thanks! :)
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Re: Handling 3/4 time sig

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If you want half a measure of 3/4 you want a dotted quarter.
I believe when placing new notes the 'Snap' box value comes into effect.
It determines the length of new notes.
Drop that Snap box down and select an appropriate snap value such as dotted quarter.

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Re: Handling 3/4 time sig

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Tried this too because I did not use 3/4 with MusE yet. At first, I also was baffled, but thumbknuckle is perfectly right; one note is 4x 1/4, no matter if the signature is 3/4 or 4/4. The only thing close to a bug could be the lack of snap=3_4ths, but snap=4 (4ths) is just fine. A snap selector entry of "1.3333" or "4/3" would cause far more confusion than relief :wink:
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Re: [SOLVED] Handling of 3/4 time sig

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Thanks a lot for all input! Solved! :)
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