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Adding a cadenza exceeding value of measure

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asked Apr 16, 2018 in Notion by theodoresladovichjr (170 points)
Hi all. I've searched the forum and cannot find a similar inquiry.

I'm currently working on Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from "La Gioconda." There are a couple one measure harp cadenzas which exceed the value of the individual measures. How to I input the notes so they will display and play back correctly?

Any feedback as to whether Notion 6 can handle and how accomplished would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards.


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answered Jun 7, 2018 by ChrisS23 (13,730 points)

Hi Ted,

yes you can do this. Simplest way for this example, is just to keep adding 32nd notes just before the measure line. Extra notes turn red for your benefit, but they don't print (or transfer to pdf) as red!

Then use cross-staff (shift+X), then beam them with the beam tool (shift+B), and change note stem directions as desired.

You can also remove the time signature completely - this also doesn't turn the notes red. Though you need to beam groupings as desired and not useful for the Ponchielli. But useful for plainchant - seen below with stems hidden