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How to change time values of individual notes in a piano chord

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asked Jul 11, 2018 in Notion iOS by meganwhitmer (130 points)

I am writing a song in the style of a hymn. I need to be able to have chords where the different parts hold for different lengths of time. For example the top soprano note will be a dotted half note and the next note down will be half  note that then moves into a quarter note. I have included an example of what I want to create in the picture. Every time I try and change the bottom note to being without the dot it does the same action to the whole chord. Any ideas on how to accomplish this?

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answered Jul 17, 2018 by ChrisS23 (13,790 points)
Yes, you need to write the G in voice 1, and F to E in voice 2. The stems will automatically go in the right direction. Then write the B+F chord on the 4th beat just in voice 1.
Then you'll have a spare quarter note rest on the 4th beat in voice 2 to clean up - just right click that rest and you can hide it.