Add and Remove Tuplets

A tuplet is a group of notes that form an irregular subdivision of the beat. Triplets (the most common being 3 8ths in a beat), quintuplet (5 divisions of a beat), and sextuplet (6 divisions of a beat) are some examples.

Adding tuplets is the same as adding notes, but you must also specify the type of tuplet you are creating. The notation engineUses this information to properly notate the notes in the tuplet. The tuplet type is defined by 3 values: a note value, the number of these values that make up the "beat", and the number of irregular divisions against the "beat".

Once a tuplet is added to your music you can edit its position and appearance properties. You can also edit the notes contained within the tuplet just like any other note.

To Add a Tuplet

Select the Notes tab in the Input Palette, then select both a note and the tuplet symbol. Notice how the Input Palette resizes to display additional controls.

Enter appropriate values for the tuplet using the controls in the Tuplet controls of the Input Palette.

Move the cursor over the measure to which you want to add the tuplet. Notice the feedback provided by the note cursor:

  The Music Ruler is drawn around the measure to indicate the beats and tuplet subdivisions within the measure.

  The dotted red line shows the time location where the note is to be added.

  The small highlighted dot shows the pitch for the new note.

  2. Align the dashed line with the beat where you want the note, then align the dot with the desired pitch.
  4. Click the mouse to add the note. The tuplet is automatically positioned above or below the note you added.
  6. Continue adding other notes to the tuplet following the same steps. You can select any other enabled note in the Input Palette.

To Remove a Tuplet

Select the notes in the tuplet and press the Delete key.