I'm not sure if this is a sextuplet with a tremolo or how to notate it. (Using Musescore; I know how to notate a sextuplet with a tremolo, but it doesn't look like this once I do). Any advice as to what it is and how to notate would be appreciated! sextuplet with tremolo?

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    As a clarification, you're looking for three repetitions of each note within each sextuplet?
    – Aaron
    Dec 5, 2022 at 21:30
  • Unless the tempo is extremely slow this will be indistinguishable from a trill, and a trill would be much easier to read.
    – PiedPiper
    Dec 5, 2022 at 23:03
  • What piece is this from? It doesn't look like your own composition.
    – Dekkadeci
    Dec 6, 2022 at 2:52
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    What is the source of this notation? I've never seen flags or flat signs like this before. The colored bar line and ties are also interesting.
    – phoog
    Dec 6, 2022 at 12:20
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    @phoog - I think I've seen flat signs like this before in some Kapustin sheet music or maybe some other vaguely classical-leaning Third Stream composer's sheet music.
    – Dekkadeci
    Dec 6, 2022 at 18:06

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The musical result will be this: enter image description here

Here's how to do it in MuseScore. Enter all 6 notes as a sextuplet. Edit the 1st and 3rd to be dotted 16ths. Apply the trem.

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