Tuplet questions

• Apr 15, 2014 - 11:53

Hi all,

i need some help with tuplets. I'm writing a piece which is heavily based on polyrhythms and need to know:

1. how do i create ratio tuplets (for example 4:3 or 5:2 instead of a standard single number between the brackets)

2. how can i make the tuplets cross barlines? there is a long section in 4/4 time with tuplets of 4:3 and it's very difficult to read using standard dotted eigth notation. it would be much simpler if i could bridge barlines and use ratio tuplets...




See Tuplet in the Handbook for general info on creating and customizing the appearance of tuplets. Also note you can use Notes / Tuplets / Other to get to a dialog directly, as opposed to entering the tuplet then changing properties.

For over-the-bar tuplets, no way to do that directly, but see other threads such as http://musescore.org/en/node/12284 for usable workarounds.

I'm not sure this solves your problem but my solution for doing doublets in 9/8 time was to do a dotted quarter then apply tuplet to that.

Keyboard command: 5. ⌘-2

It leaves the mode as soon as I've entered my two notes and sets my note to 1/8th so it's not exactly convenient but it basically works.

Not sure that helps any but good luck!

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