Piano Score Left/Right Hand Notation

• Aug 3, 2014 - 20:56

hi all,

I'm transcribing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for four hands. I'm using musescore 1.3, revision 5702.

this score is full of measures where the left hand is indicated in the bass clef and the right hand is indicated in the treble clef, but with no regard for the time signature.

the intent is clearly to indicate which parts of a note sequence are to be played by which hand, but I've been unable to figure out how to make musescore ignore time signature to input these sequences.

along with this, when trying to input these sequences, cross-staff beaming doesn't work.

I can't figure out how to put a copy of a measure I need help with on this forum, but the description would be: (single measure)

time signature: 2/4
small three 1/8 notes in bass clef
small three 1/8 notes in treble clef
change bass clef to treble clef
small two 1/8 notes in lower treble clef
small three 1/8 notes in upper treble clef
full size 1/8 note in upper clef
full size 1/8 rest in upper clef

all notes except the final 1/8 note are tied on a common bar.

any suggestions?



Hard to say without seeing a picture of what you are trying to do. But generally, you can put as many notes as you want into a measure if you first right click nd set the Actual duration appropriately. Also, depending on what your are trying to do exactly, the Cross staff beaming facility might actually do what you need without messing with the durations at all.

Do you mean this measure?

I think that's a tuplet of 11 in the space of 2 that either the composer or the engraver gave up on trying to annotate exactly.

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It can be done.

Make a tuplet of 11 notes

[Enter a quarter-note rest followed by two eighth-notes rests.
Click on the quarter-note rest, go to the Menu and choose Notes->Tuplets->Other
Enter 11 and 2 as your values. Check the buttons for 'Nothing' for both number and bracket.]

Enter the notes (on the bottom stave) at their correct pitches (don't worry about the many leger lines for the time being)
Enter clef signs
Use cross-staff beaming
Make the notes small
Tidy up the slope of the beam
Make the rest in the first stave invisible
Move the rest from the end of the second stave up to the first

Lots to learn and lots of fun.

Now, whether it is a truly a tuplet of 11 (with each note given equal duration) or triplet, triplet, doublet, triplet; I'll leave to the Rachmaninoff experts.

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