Editing Ornaments

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Editing Ornaments

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In addition to grace notes, Musician supports the following types of ornaments:



Musician enables you to convert written-out ornaments to the short-hand ornament notation. The above chart shows examples of how the various types of ornaments might be performed. In an imported MIDI file, the rhythm of a given ornament might be faster or slower than illustrated above. Also, the individual notes of an ornament might not have exactly the same short durations. When you convert a written-out ornament to the short-hand ornament notation, Musician preserves the exactly timing of the individual performance notes.

Musician also includes an option for automatically detecting an transcribing two of the most common types of ornaments: trills and mordents.

In most books and literature on music notation, you will find that grace notes are classified as ornaments, among the other types that are named "ornaments" in Musician. We agree that grace notes are ornaments. But because the procedures for editing grace notes are inherently different that these other types of ornaments, Musician provides a separate Grace Note Palette and Grace Note Menu, as described in Editing Grace Notes.

The procedures for editing ornaments are generally the same for all types of ornaments. Once you learn how to edit one type of ornament, you will be able to quickly learn how to edit the other types of ornaments. The following topics describe procedures that are shared in common by all types of ornaments:

B816Converting Written-Out Performances to Ornaments
B816Reverting Ornaments to Written-Out Notes
B816Deleting an Ornament
B816Viewing and the Written-Out Performance of Ornaments

Remaining topics in this section provide procedures for editing special characteristics of each type of ornament:

B816Editing and Transcribing Trills
B816Editing Turns
B816Editing Mordents
B816Editing Arpeggios
B816Editing and Transcribing Tremolos