Realize chord symbols duration bug

• Apr 21, 2024 - 18:46

Hello all,

I was trying to do a "realize chord symbols" on top of some existing chords which were of a desired duration, but MuseScore realized them as the wrong duration, messing up everything:
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It also increased the measure duration by an extra 1024th note, because when I changed the duration of the note which has the chord symbol to be an eighth note, it left behind a 1024th note.
When I tried to reproduce it in a new score, it worked fine:
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Does anyone know what is going on here? Thanks!


"When I tried to reproduce it in a new score, it worked fine"

And so it's something specific to your score (which you show in your image). Please attach it for investigation.

In reply to by beaver700nh

Your files normally open here (without warning). I see a problem (as on your image) with the chord symbol at measure 68. This is due to the presence of a triplet in the Clarinet part.

Open this file, measure 68 ( 3temp.mscz ), do Realize chord symbols, it goes wrong. Remove the triplet, and everything's fine.

For the moment, with the same conditions, I can't reproduce from scratch. So, given that this score comes from (I can't see it anymore), and from a possibly old (?) version, I don't know if it's worth spending time on it. I think I'll let it go.

Thanks to cadiz1, it seems that chord symbols take on the duration of the shortest note that starts at the the same time. That is why a quarter note in a different place was playing as a sixteenth note:
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It is also why a whole note in this linked issue was playing as a quarter note:
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The behavior seems to be across all staves, so a note in one staff can affect a chord in another staff. I have not found a way to work around this issue. For now I will just accept the playback with incorrect durations as it is visually okay. However, this behavior does seem undesirable and it would be nice to have a way to have chord symbols with independent durations.

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