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Is it possible to tie non-adjacent notes in Notion 5 ?

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asked Nov 20, 2015 in Notion by jamesclymer (260 points)

Is it possible for Notion 5 to tie non-adjacent notes. It does not seem to be able to do this. I discovered this difficulty when I was attempting to copy a piece of sheet music I purchased years ago that is about ready to fall apart. I thought I would use Notion to copy it but it does not seem to be able to do what i want it to do, which is unfortunate because this tie of non-adjacent notes appears in 90 percent of the measures in the song and it sounds horrible when you play it. I can put in the ties manually after I print it I suppose but a feature like tieing non-adjacent notes is not all that sophisticated. I will be extremely disappointed if Notion can't do this. Maybe I should have gone with Finale or Sibelius.

I want to do what is shown in the upper image. Notion will only do what is in the bottom image and when I have Notion play it, the notes repeat and it sounds horrible. 

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answered Nov 23, 2015 by yasushionishi (180 points)

In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch and name, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' note values.(Wiki)

How's this?  V1 is the first part.

Please give it a try.

asked Nov 23, 2015 in Notion by jamesclymer (260 points) Notion 5 cannot tie non-consecutive notes
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answered Dec 1, 2015 by brianmeisner1 (194,570 points)
To answer your question directly, the answer is no, Notion will not allow you to tie two non-adjacent notes together.  You will find this situation to be true in other notation programs as well.  As a workaround, if you need this for printed work, I would suggest using a slur rather than a tie or printing your work to a pdf document and using a graphics editor to add them in manually.
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