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Rhythm

Note duration

Tempo

You can change the tempo at any time by adding a tempo marker.

To create a tempo marker, use the Score > Tempo Marker menu, or click on the corresponding button in the Palette.

To delete a tempo marker, click on the marker directly on the score to select then press the Delete key.

Tempo Marker in the Palette

This will open the tempo marker dialog.

In this dialog, you can :

  • Set a tempo value
  • Use a quarter dotted note as tempo unit
  • Modify the Swing Feel

Tempo marker dialog

Triplets

In Reflow, you an group beats in tuplets or other irrational beat groupings.

To create a triplet, select the beats you want to group, then use the -3- button in the palette. (Or any other tuplet button)

Create a triplet

Beaming

Beaming pattern

Eighth notes are most often grouped with a beaming.

You can change the number of eighth notes per beaming group in the Time Signature dialog.

  • Enter 2 to automatically create beaming groups of two eighth notes (the default value)
  • Enter 3 to create beaming groups of three eighth notes (useful for 6/8, 9/8, ...)
  • Enter 3-2 to create beaming groups of three eighth notes, followed by a group of two eighth notes, and so on (sometimes used to group beats in 5/4 measures)

Create beaming groups

You can also override automatic beaming groups and create your own groups for a specific measure.

To do so, select the beats you want to group, and use the Score > Create Beaming menu.

Create a beaming group

You can reset your measure to automatic beaming by using the Score > Automatic Beaming menu. All groups and beaming tweaks for the measure will be lost.

Remove a beaming group

You can remove a beam group by simply calling the Score > Break Beaming menu with your cursor located in the beaming group you want to remove.

All the notes in the removed group will no have individual stems.

Please note that create beaming groups that overlap existing groups will also result in an implicit beaming break operation.

Tweak beaming slope

The slope of any beaming group can be customized if you don't like the default slope generated by Reflow.

Click on the Beaming to select it on the score, and you should see one handle on the left side, and another one on the right side of the beam.

The left handle will control the height of the beam.

The right handle will control the slope.

Tweak beaming

Swing feel

New in v13.