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Identify this symbol?

In an arrangement of 'We go together' that my marching band plays, there is one point when the trumpets are instructed to make a wah-wah-wah-wah sound on four notes. These notes, along with the text, ...
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Tie and Beam notes simultaneously in MuseScore 3

I have beam and tie notes as: In my Score I got: In the nex: I got: Is it possible to fix the tie using beam simultaneously? How to do it in MuseScore 3?
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Change Note Values for Second Repetition?

I'm transcribing my Scanned Score into museScore (OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.6.2.548021803, revision: github-musescore-musescore-3224f34) As you can see in ...
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Identify Notation, dot (period or point) with semicircle below

I'm not musician, I'm trying to pass a score to MuseScore for my song. As you can see, I would like to know what is the name for the symbol which is a dot with circular underline (or semicircle below)...
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First measure with shorter than others in MuseScore

I found this score, as you can see the first measure only has two 16th notes, and the next measure is larger than first. I was trying to pass this score using MuseScore, but I had to insert a lot of ...
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How to notate free time in MuseScore

Inspired by this question: Why does Musescore interpret Westergaard's A-flat as G? Seeking Clarification on Pitch Spelling Let's say I would like to notate some sequence of notes in MuseScore, ...
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Why does Musescore interpret Westergaard's A-flat as G? Seeking Clarification on Pitch Spelling

I was reviewing some rules from Peter Westergaard's An Introduction to Tonal Theory. I am really only literate in the key of C major, and so I was notating one of Westergaard's example in MuseScore ...
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Set Musescore 4 chord style to jazz by default

I'm working with hundreds of jazz lead sheets in musicxml format, and when I load them into Musescore 4.1.1, the chord symbols don't load properly. The chord types show, but not the root. I can fix ...
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Musescore: how to do 8th notes with 16th note triplets

So I need help creating these 8th notes with 16th note triplets, the tempo is 4/4. So far, I've tried using the triplet button but it doesn't give me what I'm looking for. Got any suggestions?
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Entering a custom tuplet

I'm trying to write a custom tuplet in 4/4 time, which occupies one beat consisting of: A sixteenth note A sixteenth note A dotted eighth note Musescore is putting rests in and not recognizing it as a ...
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I want to learn transcribing music, where should I start? [closed]

I found a music notation app called Musescore, I fell in love with exploring it and started recreating music scores from another user's score for my practice, and also I started to learn video ...
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Notating Octatonic Music in MuseScore

I'm trying to do something with MuseScore that I'm not sure is possible, and I'd appreciate some help trying to figure out a creative way to do this. So I'm trying to write in an octatonic mode with ...
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How do you change the playback tempo of the score in MuseScore 4?

I'm really struggling to find the way the playback tempo should be changed in MuseScore 4. I tried googling it but still no luck.
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How do you convert a midi file to a guitar sound?

I have made some guitar transcriptions that I would like to sell online. Guitar Pro 5 allows me to export the score to MIDI. I would just like to know what a good way is to get a guitar sound from ...
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How do I enter these triplets into MuseScore?

I'm a total beginner with all things music theory, so I figured I'd ask. I'm trying to enter this into MuseScore, but the triplets in the last two bars are confusing me. If I try to enter them I get ...
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How to write chords, notes and lyrics on MuseScore

Already spent some time trying to achieve it with no success. As in the example, I want to have in the sheet music: Above the lines, the chords Below the lines The notes The lyrics
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Number of measures per line

I'm relatively new to reading piano score and I notice lots of little subtle things about it which have great importance. One feature I wonder if it is ever used with special importance is number of ...
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Proper use of D.C. al Coda with repeat voltas

I have a score template like this... I expect this to be the performance by measure numbers and rehearsal marks... A 1-8, 1-7, 9 B 10-25 C 26-33, 26-31, 34-38 D.C. al Coda A ...
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What is the best way to notate/convey this ornament?

I'm currently writing a piece of music (solo piano) which has a certain ornament. This is the way that I want it to be played: It would be really nice if I could notate it something like the ...
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How can I notate multiple repeats?

I'm currently using MuseScore for transcribing my drum notation and it's working great - except I can't seem to find a repeat for a section to repeat more than once. How can I notate multiple repeats?
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How can I create a tie or slur that goes to nothing in MuseScore 3 (let ring notation)?

I am transcribing the string bass part from a piece we are playing in Concert Band. It has numerous "let ring" notes, pizzicato with ties or slurs going to open space. How can I do this in ...
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How to notate Gb7 with E natural and Eb?

I'm trying to notate a progression from the linked video using Musescore, and am confused by the Gb7... I thought I understood the concept of enharmonics, but in this case, I'm not sure how to apply ...
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How to change directly the voice of a note with Musescore?

I have a staff with wrong placement of notes. I can change the selected note's staff with ctrl+shift+up/down, but the voice of the note remains and creates a mess. How can I change the voice of a not ...
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is there an instrument that plays all notes for the same volume profile (over time) regardless of pitch

So you know how when playing a stringed instrument a low note will always play longer than a high note. Here is a good question about it - When we press a piano key, why does a high pitch note not run ...
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Recognise anacrusis in MuseScore, from Lilypond's midi files

I generate midi files in LilyPond and import them into MuseScore for playback. When there is an anacrusis in the piece, I use LilyPond's \partial command: \version "2.21.0" \score { { ...
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Can I align the stem-beams in MuseScore?

I am writing drums exercises and I want to get a clear visual helping to read the timing. Is it possible to align vertically all the beams? By default it depends on the note-pitch so it may vary. I ...
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Grace note notation

I'm having a heck of a time wrapping my head around appoggiatura and acciaccatura and other grace note notations to achieve the performance I'm specifically looking for. The image above represents ...
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Why does the Open Goldberg score have a G rather than A in bar 9 of variation 25?

In the Open Goldberg score of Bach's Goldberg-Variationen (edited by Werner Schweer, peer-reviewed on MuseScore), which can be found on IMSLP, in bar 9 of Variation 25, the 6th note in the right hand ...
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Is there a better way of working on a score in real-time collaboration?

I've struggled with this topic for a long time since I edit scores with some friends at the same time, and came with some workarounds, but none of them seems that efficient for the workflow. I mainly ...
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What is the correct placement of portato marks in relation to phrase marks?

I'm engraving an orchestral score, using Musescore. The following two bars, in the oboe part, don't look "right" in terms of engraving aesthetics: Another example, this time in the flute ...
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Rest at the beginning of a score in musicxml

I've been studying diverse musicXML files with MuseScore and I've found that usually rest notes are easily represented and visible in its musicXML file. Yet, I found this 'repeated rest' at the start ...
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MuseScore 3: Play Different Instrument per Voice

Is it possible to play different Instrument per voice In MuseScore 3? How to do it?
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Musescore 3: How prevent notes of muted instrument from displaying on the piano keyboard

Is it possible to prevent showing notes on the playback keyboard that are not are playing on the score? Image Playing Solo Even with Mute Instrument, the muted part's notes still appear on the Piano ...
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MuseScore 3 Prevent Grouping (Beaming) Notes

I'm trying to write a Sheet on MuseScore 3. The Question is: As you can see in the original Sheet the notes aren't grouped... How can I prevent automatic grouping of the notes?
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Time signature issue in MuseScore

How to add only one rest or note at the starting of the piece against the time signature without changing it in musescore?
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Delete rest and reflow rest of score in MuseScore

I have a large MuseScore document from the internet that has a lot of time changes. About six hundred measures in (halfway through), there is a minor error: an extra beat of rest. This throws off the ...
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The proper way to mark sustain pedal for MuseScore playback and live performer?

Thanks in advance for your help here. I am very new to music theory and notation. As such, I may struggle with your reply if it has a lot of musical vocab. I'm using a great free music notation ...
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Divisi in Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

I am looking at the score for Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings op.48, Violins I section, and I can see that there are double-stops. It is not marked divisi, but I'm listening to some recordings and ...
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Piano chord fingering notation with only 1 finger number for multi-finger chord

The following score has suggested fingering, where some left hand chords only have one finger number indicated. Does it mean the other fingers on the same chord are obvious or whatever your preference ...
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Adjusting the BPM for an odd rhythm (to render a MIDI)

Firstly, sorry if I'm missing something basic, but I'm new to standard notation. I felt stuck because I'm doing a cover song @ 76 BPM, but I realized there's a lot note durations equal to 5 and 3 64th-...
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Where should I put the bass clef? Before or after the repeat sign?

So I'm in the middle of writing the second movement of a duo sonata for Violin and Cello. The cello goes into the tenor register for a decent amount of time, thus me writing the tenor clef. But where ...
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Hairpins just affect the volume of the next note in Musescore 3.4

I faced a problem in Musescore 3.4.2.When I use a hairpin (e.g diminuendo) for a note , it only affects the volume of the next untied note (and without any gradient,a solid diminution) and the current ...
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Using different dynamics for different staves of the same instrument in MuseScore

I want to use different dynamics ( p and ff for treble and bass staff respectively) in Musescore 3.4.2 but always the last one I've entered has the effect and the former gets kind of discarded. Is it ...
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What is this symbol that looks like an elongated "L" on the left-hand piano staff, and how can I write it in Musescore?

I'm writing out the Bärenreiter version of Bach Concerto for two violins BWV 1043 on Musescore, and have come across an odd symbol in the left hand piano part. Here is a picture - the elongated L ...
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Music Notation (in Musescore) - Ties or Separate Voices?

I'm new to using Musescore and writing notation, so excuse any ignorance on my part. For the sake of example, let's say we want to play a C-Major triad in the root position, but we want to express ...
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What is the term in theory/notation when you have notes played over a held note in the same hand?

eg. Liebestraum no. 3, right hand, bars 1 and 2. also Schubert Impromptu op. 90 no. 3 Lastly, any idea how this is achieved in Sibelius/Musescore? Thanks
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Name of orchestral styles of Krzysztof Penderecki and Elliot Goldenthal

I just came across Krzysztof Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima after learning of his death this morning. The orchestral style is much like that heard in Elliot Goldenthal's score for ...
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Possible to place a chord diagram summary before the music notation in MusicXML or MuseScore?

Is it possible to place a chord diagram summary (fretboard legend) before the score music in MusicXML or MuseScore? If yes, then how? Background: The chord diagram summary (i.e. fretboard legend) ...
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Where can I find a strings soundfont without vibrato for Musescore? [closed]

I want a vibrato-less soundfont for violoncell and contrabass to use in musescore.Anyone knows where can I find one?
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Enhancing the effect of Crescendo/Diminuendo in musescore

I just want to know how can I steep the gradient of crescendo (or diminuendo) effect in Musescore? In normal situations it's like there are no effects at all. I'm using Musescore 3.2.
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