Add contrabass extension pitches to the professional range

• Jan 29, 2019 - 17:46
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

I created a string orchestra score, and want the basses to tune down to D to use the low open string D. But the program always shows a red note there now, and I'd like to not see a red note. It is actually not out of the range for a bass. I also don't see any way to disable this.

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Status active needs info

Looks like you've adjust the usable pitch range (right click->staff/part properties...). Better is to attache the score than a image.

Status needs info closed

The "normal" range for bass is only down to E. Only a subset of basses go lower (whether due to an extension, an extra string, or simply tuning dwn). If you wish the warnings in MuseScore to reflect your use of this extended range, update the range in Staff/Part Properties as mentioned above. You can also disable the warnings entirely in Edit / Preferences / Note Input.

In the future, please use the Support forum when asking for help using MuseScore.

Title red warning notes Add contrabass extension pitches to the professional range
Severity S4 - Minor S5 - Suggestion
Status closed active

We should add thoae exrensions to the professional range then.

This has come up before, it has nothing to do with professional vs amateur, it's just a matter of some instruments having the ability and others not. We really need a new category - "only possible on certain instruments, regardless of ability level", and a new color to go with it. But we've used this hack before, wouldn't hurt I suppose to use it again here for now.