Questions tagged [musescore]

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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 begining of the song 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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What does the L-shaped symbol attached to C5 and G4 on the top staff mean?

I am trying to learn Kiss The Rain by Yiruma, and I am learning from a score published on musescore. Source: https://musescore.com/user/27057308/scores/4838600 I was confused by the L-shaped line ...
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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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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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MuseScore: Inputting different rhythms

I'm a rookie at MuseScore, and I'm having trouble when the rhythms are different in different parts. The piece I'm trying to enter is for flute and piano. I have a measure that starts with dotted 8th-...
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Why does Musescore not allow saving scores online?

I'm trying to save my scores at the Musescore site. In 2014 it was permitted but now you can't upload or even download scores for free any more. Does anyone know an alternative ?
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Enter Chord with top and bottom modifiers in Musescore

I have a few old printouts of music pieces, which I am trying to enter into Musescore. (The paper prints are old and won't survive much longer with any use.) While everything is going fine, I'm ...
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Convert a MuseScore piece to negative harmony

I'd like to experiment with a large selection of tunes to see what negative harmony does to them but I don't want to spend time converting them note by note. Does MuseScore have a plugin to ...
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Write three sixteenth notes as a triplet in Musescore

I am desperate, I don't know where else to look. I have this score where I need to turn 3 sixteenths into a triplet. Is there a way to select the three notes and make them into a triplet? I really ...
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How to insert or change the notehead to a band diamond on MuseScore?

By band “diamond” I’m referring to the notation the symbolizes holding the chord (usually the value of a whole or half note), it’s pretty commonly seen in contemporary band chart for pop music. ...
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Musescore issue: Bar going across the page

I am using Musescore 3.2.3 and I'm trying to analyze Beethoven's Pathetique sonata by first writing it down, and then analyzing the harmony. But, I have a slight issue. The bar is going right across ...
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Notation: grace note played on the beat with a chord

I want to write a four note chord in which three notes are held but one note is played and released very quickly. The extra note is played on the beat with the rest of the chord so is not an ...
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How to write down this cadenza in Musescore?

I am arranging Mozart's Sonata in C minor for a string trio, and I am almost done writing down the second movement. But there are 2 cadenzas that I don't understand how to write down. I can do long ...
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Can MuseScore be used programmatically?

I wasn't sure whether to post this on StackOverflow or here, but since the pros in MuseScore should be on this platform, here it goes: I have a custom build system to create a pdf songbook using ...
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Simple way to add an additional octave in Musescore?

I wrote an arrangement in Musescore, and I got complaints that some (most) notes on a particular instrument were too high for a beginner. So now I want to add an additional lower octave for each note. ...
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Musescore: add dotted 16th note triplet on a dotted 8th note space

I am trying to transcribe a piece of sheet music in Musescore however, I am having difficulty to make a triplet of dotted 16th note in the score Can anyone help me with this please. I have tried ...
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Export one voice as mid or wav with beat intro in MuseScore

How do I separate a project into a number of sound files, each with only one voice (SATB) and with a three beats intro in the beginning? It would also be nice to have some extra beats where that ...
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Why is this bar in musescore the wrong length

I was working on this sheet in musescore but I got up to the second bar in this image and it seems to be the wrong length for the time signature. If I try to add quarter notes to it I can only fit in ...
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How do I use efficient repeats in sheets for pop music?

I'm transcribing some music with the following structure: Intro AB AC AB AC Outro How in the world can I notate this with repeats and codas? Do I just have to write it all out? I'm using Musescore.
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Are there any simple ways to improve the sound quality of songs I made in MuseScore?

I have composed several tracks using MuseScore. I exported these as MIDIs and played them on my phone to my friend. His comment was: "It sounds like the music from an old computer game like Super ...
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Piano Pedal Notation P, Pw, with and without *

I'm transcribing a piano reduction of Suppé's Light Cavalry into MuseScore. This particular score has pedal notation P. *, Pw. *, and then some parts where there's no *. I'm assuming (perhaps ...
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Musescore 3 MIDI input not working anymore

I started using Musescore 3 about a week ago, and I was successfully able to use a MIDI cable from my electric piano to my computer until today. And yes, I turned on my keyboard, then plugged in the ...
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Musescore - only export score (not tab)

I like to export the piano score from a file. Right now I see both scores and tabs. Is there a way to hide the tabs? I have v2.1
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MuseScore - Copy and paste

I have just started experimenting with MuseScore. Nothing serious but it is proving to be a useful tool to explore and understand music. I was entering some string parts and hit this odd problem. I ...
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Problems reading sheet music with visual disability

I'm not really sure if "visual disability" is correctly said since english is not my native language and had to use Google Translator. My worries are about reading sheet music. I'm trying to learn ...
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Extra beats per measure on one staff [duplicate]

I'm new to stack exchange, so here goes... How is this possible: Some sheet music I'm trying to use, written in 6/4 time, is written for piano, and, of course, includes both treble and bass staffs. ...
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How do you denote a multi-bar repetition in one hand for piano in Musescore 3?

The title already gives my question away. The background is as follows. Imagine having a 4 bar pattern with your left hand, which repeats through your entire song and your right hand does whatever it ...
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How to denote a volta that should only be used after jump back to Segno?

I have an arrangement which looks a bit like this: It describes the idea. First is an intro, and then we play bar 2-5 twice and then jumps to bar 9. When we reach DS. al Coda, we jump back to Segno ...
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How to write a score that begins with a pickup note and repeats

Hi I'm writing a song as a score for piano and vocal. The verses begin with a pickup note on 4. So, after the chorus I end on 4 and then pickup up into the next verse with a repeat sign. The question ...
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How to create nested tuplets in MuseScore

When I created nested tuplets in Musescore, there was always a connected line between notes that I couldn't delete. How can I do to remove them. (Redundant lines are underlined in red in the detached ...
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Is there any way to export parts via command line in Musescore?

I export parts a lot in Musescore. I would like to do something like this: $ musescore -i myScore.mscz --export-parts Exporting myScore-piano.pdf Exporting myScore-guitar.pdf Exporting myScore-drums....
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How to copy paste chords into a part in Musescore?

One very common situation when I use Musescore is that I have created a tuba part with chords, and I want to copy only the chords into another part that also contains notes. I want to transform this ...
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How to indicate things that you should listen for in Musescore?

Some people have complained about my arrangements being hard to understand when only viewing your part sheet. Because of that, I'd like to somehow indicate that a certain part should not be played, ...
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Localization in scores

Is there some way to make localization (translate to other languages) an easier task when digitally making scores? Currently, I have two options: write a page before the score with all the ...