Empty stave

• Apr 23, 2024 - 18:23

How do I create a clean stave without pauses on it?


Make the pauses (aka rests) invisible?

But why do you want an empty stave?

Are you surprised that Musescore starts with staves filled with rests? Thus is by design. The rests get adjusted as you replace them with notes.

Do you want to print manuscript paper so that you can write music on it by hand? If so you will need to get rid of the bar lines as well.

Are you trying to do something else?

And if staff paper is what you want, there is a lot available. Google is your friend.

But that brings up a question: does MS have a staff-lines-only template?

In reply to by t555rex

Have a look at this https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/pickup-and-non-metered-measures

and perhaps this https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/mensural-notation-and-mensurstrich#…

Try adjusting the actual duration of a measure to something very large (say 500 beats) see https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/measure-properties#measure-duration, or join several measures to get the same result, see https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/pickup-and-non-metered-measures#joi…. You would then want to work in continuous view mode see https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/navigating-your-score#continuous-ve…. You will also probably want to swap between the default step time and insert modes of note entry, see https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/alternative-note-input-methods#Acce…

However, when composing I find that how I actually get the music down is much less important than the difficult bit of working out what the music consists if. I find the constraints Musescore imposes on the input process no more restrictive or important than any other method, including pencil and paper paper (sometimes with staves already present, sometimes not). If inspiration comes (as it does so rarely), it needs to be captured, no matter how.

When you've done creating the music, Musescore will do a nice typesetting job for you and then the constraints really do help.

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