how to keep melody line from changing note value when lyric lines have different numbers of syllables?
I've written a lullabye to frame and give as a gift. It's not a complete score, just a melody line with three verses and 3 choruses. The melody line with first verse works fine. However, some of the lyrics in verses 2 and 3 don't have exactly the same number of syllables. (When it is sung, the singer may have to use grace notes or triplets.) When I try to put spaces between the words, it alters the note values. The only way I can make it work is to runwordstogether (like that) to make them keep basic melody the same.
Is there a way to "freeze" the melody line so I could put spaces between the runtogether words?
How do I put the spaces in the currently run together words?
Can I stick in grace notes the score when they may only affect one verse? if so, how do I do it?
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