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[Denemo-devel] Note entry without MIDI in (was Re: I found the spurious

From: Richard Shann
Subject: [Denemo-devel] Note entry without MIDI in (was Re: I found the spurious marks problem :))
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08:52:09 +0000

On Sat, 2015-03-07 at 20:21 -0500, Ellen Schwindt wrote:
> At school and with students, I use the number keypad and then enter
> note names with letters. 

When you enter with the number keypad at school do you get pitchless
(yellowish-brown) notes?
If you do get pitchless notes then I can see that this would have a
didactic purpose in drilling note-names when entering the notes by
keypresses A...G, but it feels rather slow and clunky - you get the note
sounding twice if you have to enter it first then sharpen or flatten it
after. And the command (*) for saying "make the next note sharp/flat"
doesn't seem to apply for this way of entering the notes (is that

I just tried this method by unplugging my MIDI keyboard - I expected it
to enter pitched notes but it didn't until I changed the preferences to
turn off rhythm-entry.

I'm just afraid people without MIDI keyboards may be very badly served
for no very good reason.

(*) Notes/Rests->Note Insertion->Sharpen Next Note

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