|QuickScore Elite Tutorials|
Song Editor and Event List Tutorial
|Getting Started How To Manual MIDI and Audio|
The Song Editor shows an overall view of your music. On the left side
of the window is a list of your tracks and beside each track is a horizontal
list of bars. Each bar is filled in with colored rectangles if there are
notes or other events present in the bar. Different colors denote different
kinds of musical data. You use the Song Editor to cut and paste and insert
space on a global level, i.e. to arrange your music.
Copying and Pasting Bars
The first thing we'll do is make a copy of the first two bars in both tracks and paste it in at the beginning of the piece. Select the first two bars in both tracks by clicking the mouse in the first bar of the first track and dragging the mouse while holding the left mouse button down so that it is on the second bar in the second track. The first two bars in both tracks should be highlighted. Release the mouse.
From the edit menu that appears select Copy.
We are looking at the first track. Scroll the display down to the beginning
of bar 3. There is some stuff here we don't really need because it's already
at the beginning of bar 1. This is the treble clef, the program change,
and the volume controller. Let's get rid of them. Select the three events
with the mouse by clicking on the treble clef symbol, keeping the left
mouse button down and dragging down until all three events are highlighted
and then releasing the button. Select Cut from the edit menu that drops
Let's go back to the Event List and change the volume controller value
at the beginning of both tracks. Press HOME to go to the beginning of
the track and then double-click on the volume controller event (the controller
event with controller number 7).
Let's go back to the Song Editor and cut out bar 3 and bar 4. Select these bars in both tracks the same way you did for bar 1 and bar 2. Select Cut from the edit menu that appears. The same dialog comes up as when you selected Copy, except that Cut is selected in the top left-hand box instead of Copy. Let's leave everything the way it is and click on OK. Now the music in bar 3 and bar 4 is gone, but the bars are still there. We want to delete the hole, so let's try again. Select the bars again and now, when the dialog comes up, put a check in the Delete Hole box. Click on OK. The blank bars are gone.
The last thing we can do in the Song Editor is to insert blocks of space for entering or pasting new sections of music. Let's try opening up the space we just cut out. Select bar 3 and bar 4 again as before. Now select Insert Space from the edit menu. We want to insert 2 bars (the amount we selected) starting at bar 3 (where we started our range) and this is how the dialog is set up. If we wanted to insert a different amount of space or insert at a different time, we could enter different values in the Insert At Time field or the Amount field. Click on OK. The display in the Song Editor reflects the two inserted blank bars.
Of course you can get rid of the two blank bars you created by selecting
them and deleting them, remembering to check the Delete Hole box.