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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 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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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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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 making a triplet of dotted 16th note. The music is in 4/4. Can anyone help me with this please? I have ...
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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 can I notate this structure with repeats and codas? Or 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 ...