How can I create a grace note after a regular note?

• Nov 23, 2011 - 01:18

Whenever I create a grace note, it always appears before the regular note I selected. Is there any way I can create a grace note after the regular note?


Not that I know of. Instead, create a regular note in the desired position (in another voice if necessary), mark it invisible, and attach the grace note to that.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

MuseScore does support grace notes after the main note:
Grace note after.jpg
In such a case, is the grace note duration still stolen from the main note duration?
And is the grace note duration as indicated by its flag?

It could simplify some of the Bach timings.
For example, here is my flute rendition of BWV 1010-IV Sarabande:
Sarabande 1.jpg
I could simplify the timing using after-note grace notes:
Sarabande 2.jpg
It then becomes just quarter notes and grace notes.
Just a thought.

In reply to by dddiam

Grace notes after main notes were not supported in 2011 when this thread was started :-).

Time is taken from the main note, so I'm not sure what about the playback is not as you expect. But it's certainly true that, as with grace notes before, there can be disagreement over what is expected. Consider the articulation & ornament plugin.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

How do I get the Articulation & Ornament plugin? It is not listed in the Plugins drop-down menu.
Where can I get more information about that plug-in.
If I create a composition using plug-in features, what happens when someone else tries to play the composition back on, or in their own MuseScore desktop program?

Could you be more specific about what you are trying to do?

Or provide a picture of the section of score you are trying to copy?

Normally grace notes are written before the main note, apart from a few examples of unaccented appoggiaturas which I have seen in 18th and early nineteenth century keyboard music.

Unless you are copying from a score and wish to preserve the look, then it is preferable to write out ornaments for the sake of clarity.

In reply to by ryukeumheum

I've never seen a notation like hat before and wouldn't be sure what it was supposed to mean. I might guess it is basically an "escape tone" - the D is to be played just before th next beat. I doubtt there would be any automatic support of playback for such a nonstandard marking, but I think I'd probably just attach the grace note to the note that follows then nudge it into position and add the slur to the previous note manually,and accept whaatever playback resulted. if for spme reasn more accurate playback is desired, I'd mark that passage "0" velocity, then enter the desired playback using standard notation in another staff. I use that trick of exta playback staves pretty often. Then I generate a "print score" from that as a part that includes everything but the playback staves,

In reply to by ryukeumheum

Amazing :)

Eastern music is something I know very little about, but I was under the impression that the majority of Chinese Classical music was transmitted by oral tradition, and not written down.

You should let the dev team know of any more gaps in MuseScore's armoury for notating this music :)

In reply to by ChurchOrganist

Indeed, most Chinese Classical music was transmitted by oral tradtion. That's why most of them are lost. Only few works of very late date are left, besides some much older works are preserved as their Japanese versions. What a pity! What we can do now is merely to reconstruct some works based on several scarce ancient scores. Even these scores are not so reliable, since they are just inaccurate records--even the length of each note was not recorded!

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