Duration of music notes is read from the form of the note head or the number of flags (or beams), augmentation dot(s) and/or tuplet notation
Durations of notes and rests can be altered using:
|<F5>||Shorten cursor-note resulting in a triad-note unless it was already dotted, duration becomes 2/3 of the original duration. Counterpart of <F6>.|
|<F6>||Lengthen cursor-note with half its duration. After punctuation (if meaningful/possible) duration becomes 3/2 of the original duration. Counterpart of <F5>)|
|<F7>||Half duration of cursor-note.|
|<F8>||Double duration of cursor-note. Duration 2/1 will be drawn as brevis duration 3/1 or more as longa .|
|<alt-5>||Shorten to quintuplet duration|
|<alt-7>||Shorten to septuplet duration|
Choose default duration for entering notes:.
|<1>||choose duration 1/1, whole note, semibreve|
|<2>||choose duration 1/2, half note, minim|
|<4>||choose duration 1/4, quarter note, crotchet|
|<8>||choose duration 1/8 eight note, quaver|
|<6>||choose duration 1/16, sixteenth note, semiquaver|
|<7>||choose duration 1/32, thirtysecond note, demisemiquaver|
|<3>||triad-enter; all new notes get 2/3 of default value.|
|<5>||punctuation-enter all new notes get 3/2 of default value.|
With auto-duration enabled using or <alt-A> clicking on duration button will alter duration of cursor-note.
Effective play duration can differ wildly from notation especially when using articulation modifiers like staccato.
Duration of grace-notes will not taken into account for displaying bar lines and determining clusterization.