## Rest below a note?

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raysa
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### Rest below a note?

Is it possible to have a rest in vertical alignment with a note? I'm thinking of, say, a 3/4 bar with a dotted minim lasting the whole bar but then two crochets coming in at beat 2 and 3. You really need a crochet rest below the dotted minim, otherwise it looks like you're trying to get five beats into the 3/4 bar.
If I put the rest and the dotted minim together in square brackets like a chord, the rest doesn't appear.

Thanks, Ray

raysa
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### Re: Rest below a note?

I've just worked out how you can do it by organising the tune into voices, but when only the occasional bar needs the treatment that seems a very cumbersome way to go about it.

Is there a way of achieving voice-splitting just within a bar without constructing the whole tune into voices when most bars will have the second voice empty?

Thanks, Ray

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### Re: Rest below a note?

raysa
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### Re: Rest below a note?

Excellent - many thanks.
Ray

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