Just started using Musescore and have a few questions.
Hi. I've been using a nightly build of musescore (b4066a7) because for some reason I can't get version 1.3 to work. Anyways i am coming to this with no musical training or knowledge except a healthy love of music ranging from classical to opera, classic rock to today's rock and tons of video game and film scores. I actually only started using musescore because I'm writing novel and the main character write's for the harpsichord and one of my friends from work suggested I try my hand (probably to stop asking a ton of questions every time I see him.
So moving on, I've started writing music with musescore and have a few questions.
1) I'm working with three instruments (viola, oboe and harpsichord) and a I know that I can change the volume via the mixer, but what I want to know is can change the viola's volume at a specific point in the score because it's drowning out the other two instruments.
2) I'm not familiar with the oboe and when I play that part back there is a clicking noise as well as the oboe sound. Does anybody know why this might be happening. Would it be because of the funny see-through notes with a dot at the end of each one, or is this just a normal noise associated with the instrument?
3) I want my score to be a specific length, about 2.5 minutes, mostly cause I'm new and this is really hard (but fun). Everything is in 3/4 time with two of these ## symbols. Right now I've done about 40 seconds, but is there preference setting or a tab that would give me an idea how long the finished piece will be?
I appreciate your time and thank you in advance for your answers.