Custom beaming of 8th notes to show the beat in 4/4

• May 8, 2018 - 16:23

Hey everyone, I have one measure in this piece I need help rebeaming. Measure 5. I would the tied 8th notes, Bb4, to be beamed but I cant seem to figure it out. The last two eighth notes have been beamed but I can't seem to do the same with the two that are before it. Thanks. See attached score.

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It's fixed.


Since I didn't know what had previously been done, I selected the unconnected 8th notes and used (double clicked) the beam middle icon in the beam properties palette. This grouped everything in the measure. I then selected the first 8th note in each group and used the beam start icon.

For beaming of 8th notes to show the beat in 4/4.

Shouldn't beat 3 be 'exposed' in 4/4/ so that the two halves of the measure (beats 1 & 3) are recognizable?


In reply to by Jm6stringer

And to be clear, this is what MuseScore does by default. So presumably you did something to cause it to not show beat 3 in this way.

FWIW, there is no need for the tie between 1& and 2, or between 3& and 4. Both of these would be better written as quarter notes. Only the syncopation between 2& and 3 should be broken up as two tied eighths.

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