Add note types 1024th, 512th and maxima

• Aug 5, 2012 - 21:02
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

MusicXML 3.0 added note types 1024th, 512th and maxima, but MuseScores does not yet support these. This means MuseScore might encounter MusicXML files containing unknown note types.


If we decide to allow that in the inner model I would not expose it in the toolbar but just make it possible with Q/W or with custom shortcut keys.

I believe MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1 does support 512th meanwhile, doesn't it?
And the current tick resolution is not a reason not to support maxima, is it?

I believe the tick resolution has been changed as the Piano Roll editor works on a tick resolution of around 1000 tpq.

I assume it must be 960 tpq, but I don't think the graphics in Piano Roll are accurate?

Can anyone confirm this to be the case?

The piano roll editor works on 1/1000's of the note length. So 500 is always 50%, regardless of the nominal duration of the note etc Actual tick resolution hasn't changed; rounding is applied when multiplying this value by the actual duration.

We have the 512th & 1024th notes but we need to add the Maxima. I guess that could lend itself well to newer song arrangements. We could also implement the note names in all the various Accidentals, all the different shaped noteheads, etc. Along w/ things like German Lute Tablature, German Organ Tablature, etc.