I've written two voices, and as you can see here, they are seperated by a 2nd, so the notes intersect. This is, obviously, unacceptable.

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So how should I handle this? If I move the note heads, it looks a little weird to me.

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I'm using MuseScore for my notation software.


The lowest notes on these examples must be written on the right of the chord. Not on the left or vertically centered as shown above.

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    Thanks! For people viewing this question in the future, I figured out how to do it in MuseScore: double-click on the note and press the right arrow key.
    – Cheezey
    Jan 24 '15 at 20:40
  • See also the pamphlet Standard Music Notation Practice, page 7, rules (e) and (f), by the Music Publishers' Association.
    – Aaron
    Oct 20 '20 at 3:38

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