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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 ...


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.


11

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.


10

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


5

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 ...


5

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.


5

As you say, this is correct behaviour. If you don't want a literal copy of the music, after the Copy/Paste leave the notes selected and call the Transpose function. It will take just a couple of clicks to shift down an octave.


5

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. ...


4

No, you don't want the mixer (F10). You want the master volume. This is found in the play panel (F11). This automatically saves your setting so that you don't have to adjust it every time. You can also find a master volume slider in the Synthesizer panel (Display > Synthesizer). The other option is to adjust the program's relative volume in Window's volume ...


4

As you pointed out, there are different ways to work with tabs in Musescore, which are listed here. The one you are trying to implement is this one: It seems that you are using an older version of Musescore (1.x), in which the tab feature is not available. I'm on 2.0.1 and can see the advanced style properties menu:


4

A pragmatic answer: if there is a way to notate that repeats are to be played on D.C. or D.S., it is not well known. I'm not saying there is no such standard, only that it is not widespread. The best you can do is to write it out: "D.S. with repeats", or "D.S con repetizione" if you prefer italian.


4

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 ...


4

you can save a screen print or an image copy img,pgn etc, a pdf and zoom it or enlarge it 200% or 400% with any foto programm or picture app as paint etc. I just did download a sheet with very small resolution: I tried to enlarge it: The result was very bad! Than I clicked into the same picture on the webside, made a full screen image and copied it with a ...


4

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. The period after Pw, just like the one after P, suggests an abbreviation of a word. Pw is easier to typeset and easier to read than an asterisk crammed against ...


4

Here's how I created this bar: Enter the standard notes: Select the last three treble clef notes, and press ctrl + shift + down (arrow) to move them to the bar below. With the G selected, add 15 grace notes: Use ctrl to select the last 12 notes, and click on the 'hemidemisemiquaver' button (or type 1) Move to the correct place, and add a slur, and move ...


4

This can be done with an Acciaccatura. How it is played depends on the time period it was written in, but is largely up to the interpretation of the performer. In classical music this is often played on the beat with the rest of the chord slightly delayed and played immediately after. Sometimes, especially if the Acciaccatura falls at the end of the ...


3

Quick answer - select the note, press Shift-V. I discovered this by calling up the Handbook from the Help menu in MuseScore, and entering 'accent' into the Search box. I think we can agree that an accent is unlikely to be represented by a fade-out! Though I agree that the handbook could have more helpfully said 'Accent (sforzato)' than 'Sforzato (accent)'...


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