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This is a bracket indicating with which hand to play a note. The └ means that you should play that note with your right hand. The ┌ means, play that note with your left hand.


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Another option (if this could be allowed as an answer) is to read the XML in LilyPond, perhaps via musicxml2ly. Since LaTeX and LilyPond can work relatively well together, you may have better luck that way. And done the right way (like with the lyluatex package) you could bypass creating the "output" altogether and have it immediately created in your file.


14

You're right. There's no effect when transposing by a perfect unison. But it does make sense to have the option of transposing by an augmented unison (eg. Ab major to A Major) or a diminished unison (eg. B major to Bb Major). I guess the perfect unison option is simply there because you have perfect, diminished and augmented transpose options for each ...


14

You can do this two ways. Do the first. It really is clearer. (How many verses are you going to make the singer(s) perform without a few bars rest though?)


12

We call this “cross-staff notation” if this helps you in future searches. The steps: Write all necessary pitches in one staff. In your case, write all upstem notes in the upper staff. Now select the note that needs to be moved. Then hit Ctrl-Shift-Direction (on Mac it's Command-Shift-Direction), where “Direction” is the up or down arrow depending on where ...


12

MuseScore supports MusicXml, so if you can export to that, you're good. According to the command line options of MuseScore, you can use the "-o" options to specify an output format, and it even has an example specifying input and output. How to include it in your LaTeX page is of course beyond MuseScore, that's up to you.


11

MuseScore certainly lets you enter notes and chords then hear what they sound like. I'd warn you, however, that studying music theory divorced from practical experience of PLAYING the sort of music being studied is going to lead you into a web of miscomprehensions and dead ends. Take lessons on playing an instrument. PLAY music. Let the theory follow.


10

You could try something like this, using just repeat signs and volta brackets: |-1.,3.-|-2.,4.-| || intro ||: A | B :|| C :|| outro ||


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Select the entire area you want unbeamed. In the "Beam Properties" palette, select the unbeamed eighth-note. Starting score Select the region to unbeam On the "Beam Properties" palette, click the "No beam" icon End result


8

Some of it appears to be a variation of shape notes (5,8,9,10,11,12), others seem based on larger note values that are quite rare in modern music and clef like (6,14). Some (mainly the Xs and triangles) seem based on percussion notation (2,7,8) and some just seem to be decorations (1,3,4,13). As these notes heads come from different places and are used in ...


8

If all the stems point outward, it's easy, as you've noticed. If the note with a different duration is in the middle of the chord, you can write the noteheads slightly out of alignment so they only touch the stem that applies to them. For example, if you have, in the right hand of a piano score, a quarter note open fifth with a figure in sixteenth notes ...


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How prevent Grouping automatically notes? Click on "time signatures" in palettes, select "more" and "create time signature". This opens a window where you can select how the notes should be grouped. Edit grouping and click "Add". Then close the window and apply your newly created time signature.


8

The best approach it to place the articulation marks close to the notes and raise (or lower) the phrase marks to "connect" the articulations. Alternatively, you can place the phrase marks opposite from the articulation marks, by the note stems.


7

Here are some of example of where alternate note heads are useful. There are probably more that I can't think of, or am unaware of. The "ladder" shape is one form of the double-whole note (aka breve). As you might expect, it has twice the duration of a regular whole note. Notation for percussion instruments oftens use various shapes to indicate different ...


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Following the hint in Dekkadeci's comment, if this excerpt is from a German publisher, Pw may mean Pedal wieder or Pedal wiederdrücken "pedal again (push)," meaning to momentarily release the pedal. Edit: Rosie F's commented suggestion Pedalwechsel "a change of pedal" is more likely, because that word is actually used in German textbooks. The period after ...


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There is, thankfully! This answer assumes MuseScore 2 or higher. (It may also work on MuseScore 1, but I can't verify that.) Find the group of pitches where you want to add the optional lower octave. Select the entire group of pitches by clicking on the first pitch and Shift+Click-ing on the final pitch; the group of pitches should now be boxed in blue. ...


7

"More for less!" - Walmart Fingerings are intended to help you position yourself correctly so that you don't have to go through overtly difficult changes or unnecessary hard work. But, sometimes too much can have the opposite effect; instead of giving you clarity, it obfuscates your reading. Imagine if every single note on the page had a finger. ...


6

It sounds like you are looking for a website that allows you to submit your work and combine with other people's work. I know of two websites that allow you to do so. CoCompose http://www.cocompose.com Here you have two options: Start a Project and set restrictions on the type of content by making a a) Private Project - Where you have to invite people ...


6

I think you should definitely find some way to specify it, just so the performer knows exactly what is expected. Here are a few possible solutions, though I don't claim any of them are 100% factually correct with sources to back me up: I've seen editorial footnotes in scores of composers before Bach. If you think a footnote is the best bet, I don't ...


6

It depends. One of the best pieces of advice for writing music in Musescore or any other score editor is to compose with pencil and paper first, sitting at the piano if you have one. Computers are great tools for typesetting music, but don't always help with the actual process of composing. As Brian says, playback is a nice sanity check but if you rely on ...


6

Not sure if this isn't some kind of prank ;). Musescore's playback system is fine, the note is actually a G. However, the note symbol itself is offset by -0.5sp up and to the left, as visible in the inspector when you select the note, in the accord section. Thus it appears in the place you would expect an A♭. The Accord offset is normally used to make ...


6

Is it technically correct or incorrect to express one voice using two? No it does not really matter technically, either works. Is one more readable than another? They both are readable, and in my opinion, option 1 is better but probably even better would be a combination, which would be just like option 1, but has a quarter rest on beat two in voice 1. ...


6

There's a principle when marking up fingering for the benefit of less experienced players that you mark (a) where a non-obvious fingering is needed and (b) when a change of hand position is required. This piece pretty well follows that. The first marked chord might be assumed to take 1-5, particularly if the player didn't look ahead to the next one! Then ...


6

From reviewing the score and a video, it seems clear that Tchaikovsky intended the parts to be played as double stops but most orchestras seem to be dividing it up. There is a section of clearly marked divisi in the second violins not long after the intro is over. That means that anything not marked divisi is intentionally so. That said, it doesn’t look (or ...


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Instructions, text only Choose your instrument You need an instrument with multiple channels. For example, violin has three channels assigned to it: one for each of arco, pizzicato, and tremolo. To do this, right-click on an empty place in the first measure of the score. select Staff/Part Properties... click on the Change Instrument... button select, for ...


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Musescore should automatically adjust the positions of notes to fit the lyrics. If it is not, then you may have a setting somewhere that is locking down the positions of the notes and preventing them from moving automatically. Also be aware that if you see a little angled arrow symbol at the end of a line, that means Musescore won't move a measure to the ...


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Right-click on the instrument name and click Staff Properties. Type whatever you want under Long Instrument Name and Short Instrument Name to change what is displayed in each context. More information is available on the MuseScore documentation Staff Properties page.


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