MusicXML doesn't save Tempo Text if there's no name

• Jun 23, 2011 - 20:27
S4 - Minor

1. Open score.
2. Select first note in bar 3.
3. Tempo Text.
4. Choose 220 and delete tempo name.
5. OK.
6. Save As.
7. 'MusicXML'.
8. Open the MusicXML file.
9. Play.

Result: Tempo Text is ignored (no name).

Using MuseScore 1.0 and 2.0 Nightly Build (4367) - Mac 10.6.7.

Attachment Size
Tempo Text Without Name.mscz 1.45 KB


Thanks for this very good bug report !

For the resolution, I wonder, should it be possible to create an empty tempo text in MuseScore? How do you delete it if you change your mind ?

I think if you leave the name empty, it should put the number?

That way, you know where it is - also so you can delete or amend it.

Right now when I place a Tempo text, I always append "(quarter note) = ###" to it. Allegro, Allegretto, Largo - they all are ranges of speed and hence very subjective. I play for a choir (and church) and like the fixed "note = ###" rather than the ambiguous tempo text notation. Therefore I would have both or the "note = ###" if the text was deleted.

(By the way, the trunk displays the tempo quarter note from 1.0 scores as a rectangle).

Fixed in the 0-9-6 branch in revision 4428 (trunk still todo).
Details: on MusicXML export the tempo text was exported with an empty words element. This was ignored on import. It now imports a tempo text with empty text, just like when importing .msc format.

Thanks Leon.

I still think though, that it should put some form of text as others have said (even if you don't want it, it could be marked invisible).