Bad Splits -- A better way?
tried load a midi file into muscore and the result is not what one would have expected.
the piece is very simple, in Bb minor, 4/4 at 100bpm - the first bar is -
a whole note triad (just the root and fifth) comprising of a A#3 and F4
also on the same stave there are passing tones, 1/2 rest and 1/8th notes C#5, C5, G#4, G#4.
What's surprising is that muscore splits the stave into two treble clefs, but puts one whole note on the primary clef and one whole note on the secondary treble clef, with passing tones in 3 voices, on the primary clef.
It does not seem to figure out that both whole notes would be better off on the secondary clef, and the passing notes on the primary, this way there is no need for multiple voices, and it would give a significantly cleaner representation.
One would think that the rules might need to be changed to always if possible move whole notes to the secondary clef, this way multiple voices may not be needed (as there is no intersection, and the whole note duration obviously is the length of the bar). Certainly a cleaner engraving would be produced, which would be definitely more understandable to musicians than as it stands.
Excuse that I just mention the note names, without attaching, but this is a real job and the work is copyrighted. I thought I'd send this in, in this form, so at least the developers can review and see if there is a better way of muscore handling these cases.