Multiple chords spanning one long note, possible?

• Feb 7, 2010 - 15:13

Hello all

I've been using Musescore for a few weeks and it's great!

One small question however: I write mosty jazz lead sheeds : one staff of melody with chords above.

Very often there is a long note (such as a whole note) and the chord changes under it, as in the attached example.

I have not found a way to do this in Musescore: it seems that one chord is always '"attached" to one note.
So I have to split the whole note into 2 half notes with a tie, and it makes the part cluttered.

Is there a way to achieve what I want ?


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You can attach more than one change to each note and then select them and move them with the mouse (easiest).
Or, you can add a 2nd voice to the chord, produce rests for each chord, attach a chord to each rest and then right click the rest and set invisible.


In reply to by xavierjazz

Or you can enter the first one, then select the note again, press Ctrl +K to enter the second one and use the right arrow key to move the second chord "box" before writing the actual chordname.

And if you are into jazz and lead sheet you might want to check out this website and maybe contribute with you own sheets :)

One thing that seems to work for me is making 2 half notes and adding chords to them, then changing the 1st half note to a whole note. The chords stay and play in the same way but there is only a whole note.

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