question about powertab, or the music staff in general


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Billy Talented
10-02-2006, 10:48 PM
I wrote this intro riff, its in 4/4 time everythings normal
i have 3 bars on the staff with 8 1/8th notes each, but then the fourth bar can only fit 7 1/8th notes, why is this?

heres my riff please help me :(

bite_the_bullet
10-02-2006, 10:55 PM
there's a button you can use to compress the size of the staff. so i suggest you use that.

xxieatbabiesxxx
10-02-2006, 10:57 PM
the - and + buttons compress the stuff or spread ur notes out.

Billy Talented
10-02-2006, 10:59 PM
but its wierd
like i didnt do anything on the first staff
but then i fnished writing the second staff and ti fits perfectly

AzgirioGuitar
10-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Umm, there's eight 8th notes in the 4th bar.
You have six 8th notes and 1 quarter, thus, 8 8th notes, or 4 quarter notes
So yeah, you're problem is you can't add? :p:
Hope that solves everything.

Billy Talented
10-02-2006, 11:17 PM
i know that, i meant i had to use the expand button to make the note fit
why wouldnt 8 1/8th note fit in the first line of each bar, but they would ont he 2nd line of each bar

WITHOUT having to expand

Led_Zeppelin_37
10-02-2006, 11:18 PM
use spacebar or shift+spacebar to add or take away spaces. Or there's also a couple buttons at the top to do that as well.

Edit: never mind you beat me to posting

Billy Talented
10-02-2006, 11:35 PM
kk i tried it out
heres how i respaced everything
is it done right

Quik Axe Player
10-02-2006, 11:57 PM
Damn your an idiot. It's not that hard. By the way the song sucks.