Rhythms on Clefs

• Mar 29, 2020 - 05:42

Soooo I'm kind of new here, but I'm usually really good with figuring out new sites and things, but I just can't figure out how to put a different rhythm on base clef than treble if they're connected to each other? It's driving me crazy, so if anyone could help it would much be appreciated. No, I've looked at the other questions and the answer is not in the Voices section of the manual. That's not what I'm looking for.


Wait... so you have what... something like a piano score with a treble clef and a bass clef?

If, as you wrote, you aren't looking for voices...
There is nothing preventing you from entering, for instance, a bunch of eighth notes in the treble staff and a bunch of quarter notes in the bass clef, and so the two staves will have different rhythms - as would be expected.

Do you have a score that you can attach and explain precisely what you wish to accomplish?

Sorry your question is difficult to understand.
A small screen capture of a what you want to achieve would help. (From pdf or even drawn by hand, not MuseScore obviously as you haven't found how to do it yet)

I can't attach an image without making it more complicated, but I'll describe it the best I can. I have one chord on the treble clef, and one chord played on the bass clef. I want to play the chord on treble, and then the chord on the bass, but It just keeps aligning them so they're played together. Is that better?

In reply to by redfeather611

Actually I guarantee attaching a sample score makes things less complicated for those of us struggling to understand what you mean.

But in this case, I do think @xavierjazz has probably guessed correctly: you simply need to learn how to enter a rest. This would be just as true if you had only one staff - if you want a note to come in on beat two, that means you need to enter a rest on beat one. That's just how music notation works, not some weird quirk of MuseScore - it is read and thus written, left to right, with each beat accounted for. So select the quarter note duration (or whatever duration of rest you need) and either right-click on the staff or press 0 to enter the rest.

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