2/4 and 6/8, Saga of Haakon The Goodesque stylee

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  1. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    It's another one of my completely random thoughts, but...i've been trying to write a test piece length piece and have come across a section where it would be nice to have my main theme (in 2/4) on top of the main rhythm of the last movement (in 6/8).

    I know it was done in the last movement of The Saga of Haakon The good and i found last night it was also in either yule dance or gloucester wassail, so how can you, on sibelius 5, write two different time signatures at the same time?

    Cheers in advance
    Jonny
     
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  3. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    hat's suppose to say 6/8 :biggrin:
     
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    It's on P.156 in your .pdf Sibelius reference manual.
     
  5. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    tMP Banding Boffin Award 2005, 2006, 2007, tMP Saddo Award 2007

    hmmmm...what line, and what does the sentence start with hehehehehe.

    Cheers, i will look
     
  6. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    where, i can't find it. page 156 in the handbook is a blank page.
     
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    try ... Help>Sibelius 5 Reference>Section 2.27 Time signatures>Multiple Time Signatures
     
  8. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    OK, cheers tom. i've found it but i might be up all night trying to understand what the heck it's on about...........
     
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    When you have your key signature set as 2/4, create the part(s) for 6/8 using triplets (Create>tuplet ... remember to switch on 'none' and switch off 'bracket'). Highlight the bar and press 'R' to repeat triplets until section is complete (adjusting rhythms and pitch to suit). Delete the 2/4 time sig. and drag the first note to create a wee but space to create text-based time-sigs (use Create > Text > Other staff text > Time signatures (one staff only)). Click where you want to put the time signature to type it in as text, with a Return (on the main keyboard) after the top number. Nae probs! ;)
     
  10. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    a ha. sussed. Cheers tom, u get my vote!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Just don't reformat either the score or the individual page or your new time sigs will move around (or get covered by notes! My poreferred solution is to hide the original TS rather than delete it. That way the space is preserved.
     
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