I am trying to add lyrics between the treble clef and bass clef.

• Mar 15, 2019 - 06:27

Please help me to add the lyrics between the treble clef and bass clef on a song for a beginner piano student. The song is O Store Gud (How Great Thou Art). The song begins in the bass, and alternates between treble and bass clefs. At first the words appear below the bass clef, and then when I enter the fifth word, it skips ahead 3 measures, and not directly under the Treble Clef notes. This is frustrating. Please help me.
Thank you.

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you need to attach the lyrics to the notes they belong to, this indeed here means you need to switch between the staves, 4 syllables bass clef, 5 syllabels treble clef, 1 bass, 5 treble, 6 bass, etc.

If you were using MuseScore 3, you could then moves those syllables below bass staff to above it quite easily.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The problem is that the words then do not line up, nor do they give proper space between words since they are in different clefs. Also, when I try to switch the position (above or below the note it's attached to) of the lyrics from one clef, the other clef's lyrics move also.

In reply to by underquark

I think the suggestion is to not use the bass clef at all - just ut all the notes on the treble staff. But, I get where this is coming from, it's written for musicians at a very early stage of development when they are starting to learn about multiple clefs but haven't yet learned about (or aren't sufficiently comfortable with) ledger lines. It's not an uncommon technique in such teaching materials.

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