How To Edit The Score

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In MAIDENS, you edit the score by acting upon the Score node of the Project (see the Project Hierarchy for more info). There are four main operations you combine to do any editing. These are accessible from the Toolbar or from the Score‘s contextual menu:

1. DELETE

  1. How to do it: select a node in the Project or an element in the Score, and click the Delete element button in the Toolbar; or right-click the element in the Score and select Delete element from the contextual menu.
  2. Hints:
    • keep an eye on the Editor: the selected element type will show as the Editor‘s heading. This is especially useful when deleting Voices or Measures, as they share the same space in the Score;
    • some elements are not deletable, or are only deletable in specific contexts. Check the element’s section in the Project Hierarchy for more info.

2. NUDGE

  1. How to do it: select a node in the Project or an element in the Score, and click either Nudge element before or Nudge element after in the Toolbar.
  2. Hints:
    • use nudging to move music around in your score: sections, measures, rests, notes or chords (collectively referred to as Clusters in MAIDENS);
    • use nudging to set the instruments’ order in your staves (nudge the Parts);
    • some elements are not nudgeable, or only are in certain situations. Check the element’s section in the Project Hierarchy for details.

3. CREATE CHILD

  1. How to do it: select anything but a Note or Project and click Create element in the Toolbar; or right click the element in the Score and select Create child… from the contextual menu.
  2. Hints:
    • created child type depends on the parent, according to established rules, e.g., a Cluster produces Notes children. Check the element’s section in the Project Hierarchy for an overview;
    • as with deletion, keep an eye on the Editor to confirm that you are creating a child for the right parent type: make sure you have a Voice selected if you want to add a Cluster (a musical rest, note or chord, see Clusters); selecting a Measure adds Voices instead.

4. ALTER

  1. How to do it: select anything but the Score or Generators nodes; after the element loads in the Editor, change the property you are interested in, e.g., change the pitch of a Note.
  2. Hints:
    • there is no Save button; the Editor applies changes after a short delay.

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