Issues with cross staff notation in 1.3 scores with flipped beams/stems

• Jun 28, 2014 - 04:06
S4 - Minor

I'm seeing an issue in MuseScore 1.3 that I believe may be very similar to what was described and classed as fixed within Issue #4668. Please see attached images for the example.

I also did a quick search of open issues related to cross-staff beaming, but none of them covered what I'm seeing.

I created these notes in the treble clef, then used Ctrl-Shft-Down to move certain notes to the Bass clef.

As you can see in the images, the problem is that the beams for semiquavers are incorrectly positioned within groups that contain both semiquavers and quavers within the same beam.

I've also attached the musescore file with the issues.

Is there a fix for this, or am I doing something wrong?


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Beaming issue.JPG 14.29 KB
Beaming issue 2.JPG 13.1 KB
Una_Mattina.mscz 2.53 KB


I have the Cross staff beaming issue in the Stoptime Rag p.3 bar 53. The error can be seen here online

I include a screenshot of the error - the double beam of the 16th note is on the wrong side of the beam

and below you see what is expected according to the original sheet music of the rag.

I am using the latest version of Musescore R:5702 in Windows 7

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DoubleBeamAsExpected.PNG 10.18 KB
DoubleBeamMisplaced.PNG 5.96 KB

That is the latest released Version, but not the latest development Version. Anyway, that does seem to have the problem too (or rather: again)

Testing with latest nightly (c9c9076) there have been some improvement

first 2nd time 3rd mesure : the 16th note beam are linked to the stem but it should be "upper" then "under" (I think this is because of treble clef first (if the note where first bass clef and then treble clef it behaves right ! mesure 4 3rd time)

But , mesure 7 and 8 there are some really strange things as : steam very long ; I think also the layout isn't enough weighten, so I inserted one line breack , and you could compare pdf2 with pdf1 to see some improvement (mes 8) and anomalies(mes7)

I modified a little (rythme and notes) to test it ;)

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pdf2.pdf 21.61 KB
pdf1.pdf 21.74 KB
Title Beaming Problem with Cross Staff Notes - it's apparently back Issues with cross staff notation in 1.3 scores with flipped beams/stems

With the current build, the original score (Una_Mattina) still shows the stem-going-off-the-page in bar 7. Other aspects of this look better. The Stoptime_Rag looks better in bar 53, but shows incorrect stem/beam direction as compared to 1.3.

Both of these issues involve 1.3 scores and I think also some custom beam flipping.