How do I add a pickup measure?

• Oct 19, 2010 - 21:58

I've arranged a piece, and after I completed the arrangement, I wanted to change the intro to have a pick-up measure. However, I cannot find this option anywhere except when I'm originally creating a new, blank score. I cannot find anything mentioning this anywhere. Can someone please help me figure out how to add a pick-up measure AFTER the score has been created? Thank you!


Insert an empty bar Create->Measures->Insert Measure. Select the measure. Right-click on measure and select Measure Properties. Set Measure Duration->Actual to 1/4. Check Irregular.

I don't see how one can create a pickup measure at the beginning of a piece that allows you to start with a single eighth note. Anyone know how to do this?

In reply to by Pashcraig

I don't see this mentioned anywhere, but when you create a new score using the New Score wizard, one of the screens gives you the option of using a pickup measure and setting it's duration. This measure is excluded from count by default, but this can be changed in Measure properties already mentioned.

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