'Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?'

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Is there a way to enter two time signatures at ... - Reynaldo, 30 Nov 01:57AM
     Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Laurence Payne, 30 Nov 02:19AM
         Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Reynaldo, 30 Nov 02:24AM
             Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Laurence Payne, 30 Nov 03:46AM
                 Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Bob Zawalich, 30 Nov 06:50AM
                     Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Adrian Drover, 30 Nov 10:06AM

Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Reynaldo - 30 Nov 01:57AM
So, I have been studying some music scores and I came across a music score that has two time signatures at the same time, (3/4, and 3/8).

And the way the orchestrator specifies to be play is every one bar, so for example bar one plays 3/4, bar 2 plays 3/8, bar 3 plays 3/4 and so on.

I am attaching a small fragment.

Hopefully there is a way to do this without having to enter the time signature manually on every single bar
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Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Laurence Payne - 30 Nov 02:19AM (edited 30 Nov 02:20AM)
You can set up an empty bar of 3/4 followed by one of 3/8, System-select both of them then press R (for Repeat) as many times as necessary. I suggest you then leave the time signatures showing until all the notes are entered. Then you can use Advanced Filter to select just the Time Signatures and delete them all in one go.

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Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Reynaldo - 30 Nov 02:24AM
Thanks, I am right now on that advance filter tab, what would be the next step?

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Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Laurence Payne - 30 Nov 03:46AM
See attached pic.
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Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 30 Nov 06:50AM
The plugin Insert Bars with Different Time Signatures (category Other) seems to have been designed for a scenario such as this, though I suspect that Laurence's solution should be a very easy way to get to the same result.

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Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures at the same time and have sibelius play it?
Posted by Adrian Drover - 30 Nov 10:06AM (edited 30 Nov 10:09AM)
Please excuse me for butting in. In the first bar, the alternate (dummy) time sig is created from Special Text (R-klik/Text/SpecialText/TimeSigs). To select unwanted time sigs for deletion, you need to system select the appropriate passage before going to the Advanced Filter.

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Is there a way to enter two time signatures at ... - Reynaldo, 30 Nov 01:57AM
     Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Laurence Payne, 30 Nov 02:19AM
         Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Reynaldo, 30 Nov 02:24AM
             Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Laurence Payne, 30 Nov 03:46AM
                 Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Bob Zawalich, 30 Nov 06:50AM
                     Re: Is there a way to enter two time signatures... - Adrian Drover, 30 Nov 10:06AM