Modifying Other Images

When you are in Select mode or Select Score mode and have selected images you wish to modify, you can choose from any of the green Edit buttons in either the Edit Toolbar or the Tools Palette. The buttons on the Edit Toolbar bring up panels with the settings and buttons required to perform your edit.

The middle group of 4 buttons bring up panels that modify the appearance of glissandi, beams, ties and tuplets

Glissando Panel

The Glissando Panel appears when you select the Glissando Button on the Edit Toolbar.

This panel contains buttons for adding glissandi between two notes or a sequence of notes. To add a glissando to the notes, touch one of the 8 glissando buttons depending on what type of glissando you want to appear. If you want a glissando that is curved rather than a straight line, you select a different line shape from the radio buttons. The curved glissandi are only available if you choose a solid line rather than a wavy line.

If you want to adjust the starting and ending position of the glissando line so they are further or closer to the note head, you can use the Gliss Position arrows which adjust the end position and start positions of the glissando line.

In the example below, all 8 glissando types are shown as well as two curved glissandi.

The clear button (C) is used to remove glissandi from selected notes. Normally, you should select the note that starts the glissando if you want to remove it - it is not necessary to select the note at the end of the glissando.

Touch the Done button to dismiss this panel.

Beam Panel

The Beam Panel appears when you select the Beam Button on the Edit Toolbar.

This panel has controls for creating non-standard beam grouping, for creating tremolo beams and for creating feathered beams. If you want to change the format of a beam (i.e. how many beams are between which notes), then you should select the beam or beams you want to alter and activate this panel. The beam format of the first selected beam will appear in at the top of the panel and the number of beams between each stem will be displayed. If the following beam group was selected, the panel will show this configuration:

You can alter the number of beams in each of the text boxes (even to values that don't make any musical sense if you want to) and you can engage secondary short beams by adding number in the second row of numbers and toggling the short beam direction. Once you have made the desired changes, touch the Change Beam button. The two examples below show changes to the original beam group:

While this second example doesn't make musical sense, NoteAbilityPro will all you to create graphical beam groups that contradict normal musical syntax.

The Load Next Beam button loads the next of the selected beams into the display. The Clear Settings button clears all the numbers to 0. The Refresh button redraws the display.

To create feathered beams (used to represent rhythmic accelerando or decelerando) select the beam grouping to alter, select the type of feather beam you want and touch the Create Beam button. The feathered beam will span the portion of the beam that has the same number of beams, so if you want to create a long feathered beam, you should first use the Beam Panel to set the entire beam group to have the same number of beams.

To create Tremolo beams between notes and/or chords, select the two notes, choose the number of tremolo beams from the radio buttons and select the Create Tremolo Beam button. You can also use the arrow buttons to adjust the position of the tremolo beams relative to the stems of the notes.

The Unbeam button can be used to remove beams from any selected notes that are beamed.

- The Beam Notes button on the Tools Palette should be used for all standard beaming. This panel is only needed for forming non-standard beam groupings, for adding tremolo beams or for creating feathered beams.

Touch the Done button to dismiss this panel.

Tie Panel

The Tie Panel appears when you select the Tie Button on the Edit Toolbar.

The Tie Panel is used for altering the appearance of ties and for performing operations on groups of notes that are tied together.

Use the Arrow buttons to adjust the start and end locations of the tie, the positon of the tie relative to the notes and the height of the tie arc. Select the note at the beginning of the tie before touching the arrows. In the example below, one of the ties has been adjusted to avoid a collision.

The Allow ties between any notes allow you to tie notes that are not the same pitch or not in the same voice. While it is not usual to make ties between notes that are different pitches, NoteAbilityPro will allow you to do so if you want to. More commonly, though, you may want to create a tie between notes that are in different voices (i.e stems up voice to stems down voice).

The buttons on the Tie Panel are self-explanatory. The Tie Notes button ties selected notes together, the Untie Notes removes the tie that begins on the selected note or notes, the Flip Tie Direction button flips the tie from arcing up to arcing down or vice versa, and the Flip Slur Direction flips selected slurs from being above notes to being below notes and vice versa. In the example below the tie and slur directions have been flipped.

- The Tie Notes button on the Tools Palette should be used for standard ties between notes. This panel is only needed to adjust the appearance of ties, to tie between notes that are not the same pitch, for removing ties or for flipping tie directions when the default direction is not desired.

- Remember that ties can be created during note entry by using the Link button to enter a series of notes that are tied together.

Touch the Done button to dismiss this panel.

Tuplet Panel

The Tuplet Panel appears when you select the Tuplet Button on the Edit Toolbar.

Normally, tuplets (such as triplets and quintuplets) are created automatically when you choose one of these rhythmic values during note entry. The options on this panel are for changing the appearance of tuplets or for forming new tuplets. To alter a tuplet, select the note that starts the tuplet.

The buttons along the left side of the panel alter the appearance of selected tuplet by:

  • Show/Hide Bracket - showing or hiding the bracket that appears with the tuplet.
  • Show/Hide Ratio - showing or hiding the tuplet ratio - 3 will appear as 3:2, for example.
  • Show/Hide Note Ratio - showing or hiding the note values as part of the ratio - 3 will appear as 3(eighth note):2(eighth note), for example.
  • Show/Hide Note Tuplet - showing or hiding the tuplet number.
  • Flip Tuplet Direction - flip the tuplet so it appears above the notes rather than below or vice versa.
In the example below, the series of triplets have each been altered by one of these buttons:

The Set Tuplet To: button allows you to specify the tuplet values. For example you might prefer a 6:4 rather than a 3:2. Similarly, you can alter the values of a nested tuplet with the Set Nested Tuplet To: button. The Straighten Tuplet button makes the tuplet bracket horizontally straight, and the Form New Tuplet button creates a new tuplet using the selected notes. In the example below, two tuplets have been formed into one tuplet using the Form Tuplet button and the tuplet values changed from 6:4 back to 3:2 using the Set Tuplet To: button.

- When forming new tuplets, the rhythmic values of the notes must already be set to valid tuplet values that would logically form a tuplet.

- While nested tuplets can be modified in the IPad version of NoteAbiltyPro, they can only be created in the desktop version of NoteAbilityPro.

Touch the Done button to dismiss this panel.

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