Time signature change

• Feb 25, 2018 - 11:46

Hi from a newby

I composed a salsa piece in 4/4 but my teacher suggests that it would be better in common time for ease of reading (ie quavers instead of semi-quavers). When I change the time signature it doesn't change the notes. I wondered if there is a way of changing the note values of the entire piece automatically to common time without having to start again. I hope this makes sense!




Common time is 4/4, so you haven't made a change really. That's why the notes are the same. Probably still quarter notes. Try 2/2 or 8/8. Not sure which, since I don't understand the quaver and semi-quaver.

I think you may have misunderstood, or your teacher may have misspoke - as mentioned common time is just another word for 4/4. Probably you really want cut time. But indeed, this won't change notate durations either. I'm afraid you'll basically need to re-enter the music. There is/was a plugin to attempt the conversion, but as far as I know there is not currently a version that works reliably enough to be worthwhile.

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