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    You have to highlight the area you want to copy across, then click on every track within that area, otherwise it will only copy the selected track, which in your case was just the guitar track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    At the start of the song, click and drag over an area that as big as or bigger than the space you need to put the intro.

    Right click on this and select "insert empty space in selection". This will create a space of that size and push everything in it to the right.

    You can then follow the earlier selections, i.e. and click and drag over the area you want to copy, CTRL + click on all the items that you want to copy across to the begining, the CTRL + click and drag them into the space you've created.
    Ok...I did click on every track to highlight before selecting area...wrong way round? BTW...is there a quick way to highlight all tracks rather than cntl click individually?

    Cheers

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    Every track remained highlighted after time selecting...not just the single guitar track.

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    You won't need to highlight or select any tracks at all if you just create a Region and Ctrl + Drag the Region. Forget the tracks, forget the items... the whole idea behind the Region is to make it easy for you to do this.

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    What he said ^^^ if you want to try an alternative

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmac74 View Post
    Ok...I did click on every track to highlight before selecting area...wrong way round? BTW...is there a quick way to highlight all tracks rather than cntl click individually?

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    Yes. Mentioned earlier.

    Highlight the area, right click and drag within the area to cover all items. This will select any item you have dragged over. If an item extends beyond the area, it will appear as being selected, but only the bit inside the area will be copied across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    Yes. Mentioned earlier.

    Highlight the area, right click and drag within the area to cover all items. This will select any item you have dragged over. If an item extends beyond the area, it will appear as being selected, but only the bit inside the area will be copied across.
    Thanks for all the pointers...finally sorted it. I was under the impression that selecting which track(s) to move was a case of making sure track went to light grey on the far left (where the track inputs /effects etc are),hence the temporary loss of will to live...btw...I did manage to drop the four bars in with only a minor glitch that you would only hear if listening closely. It would have been a lot easier if a could have used the snap tool but as i mentioned earlier, the song starts midway between snap points. How would you make sure that your beat / tempo fits those snap points?

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    Turn snap off, manually line up your "beat" to the grid lines, turn snap back on and slice off the front of the items that are not on the grid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmac74 View Post
    How would you make sure that your beat / tempo fits those snap points?
    Reaper gives you a number of ways of doing it.

    One way is to select all tracks and shift them so that they all start on a bar.

    Then select the area of the song that covers the first four bars (which is what you want to replicate).

    Right click on a space somewhere in this area. Select 'create measure from time selection . . .', enter 4 where it asks for number of bars.

    This will place tempo markers on the time line.

    Go to the very first bar on the time line and do Shift C to enter a new tempo and change the tempo shown to the new tempo revealed above.

    You may have to reposition the tracks back on to a grid as a result of entering a new tempo, but you can now snap the copied fourbars to a grid once you've done this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    Reaper gives you a number of ways of doing it.

    One way is to select all tracks and shift them so that they all start on a bar.

    Then select the area of the song that covers the first four bars (which is what you want to replicate).

    Right click on a space somewhere in this area. Select 'create measure from time selection . . .', enter 4 where it asks for number of bars.

    This will place tempo markers on the time line.

    Go to the very first bar on the time line and do Shift C to enter a new tempo and change the tempo shown to the new tempo revealed above.

    You may have to reposition the tracks back on to a grid as a result of entering a new tempo, but you can now snap the copied fourbars to a grid once you've done this.
    Cool. Thank you 👍

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