Cannot add proper slur to grace notes when there are more than one.

• Nov 30, 2018 - 22:36
Reported version
P1 - High
S3 - Major

Create a note, add three grace notes in front. Select all, add slur -> no result. Click on first grace note, add a slur. It connects to only the next note. Shift+right arrow does nothing, dragging does nothing.

If there is only one grace note I can properly connect it to the main note. If there are two, I can connect each other, but not to the main. If there are three, there is no way to do it even vaguely correctly. graceslur.png


Workaround No Yes

You can put the slur in edit mode and press shift+right arrow to extend the slur, but of course you shouldn't need to.

That's what I'm doing, and it looks fine to me. If I drag a handle, I can see the dotted line going where I expect. Hard to get a good screenshot...

Priority P1 - High P2 - Medium
Workaround No Yes

So, to be clear: Ctrl+click the start and end note followed by pressing "S" or double-clicking the slur icon in the palette is a workaround, not just pretend. Not necessarily the most obvious, as this technique probably isn't used much (it's also useful for cross-voice or cross-staff slurs, btw). But, the difference between the workaround being real versus pretend is the difference between P1 and P2 for me on this particular matter.

I think this issue might've been stealth-fixed? Slurs on grace notes are working for me in MuseScoreNightly-2018-12-08-0922-master-a9203cb.

How so? The Cltr+click method works as noted above (click first note, Ctrl+click second, then press "S" or double-click slur in palette). And single grace notes work fine. But I don't see other way with multiple grace notes. In particular, clicking the first grace note, pressing S, then using Shift+right doesn't, nor does click first grace then Shift+click the second.

Regression No Yes

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 5cc4d6b

Same problem. Can't extend or shorten slurs on grace notes by shift + R/L arrow.

Regression No Yes

2.3.2 definitely allowed slurs involving grace notes to be extended via Shift+left/right, so this is a regression. I can see the code changes that resulted in this not working any more, and I am working on reinstating it.

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