working with rhythm stop automation

• Jun 9, 2020 - 12:21

Hi, new to musescore, so please forgive for possibly stupid questions.
I'm having a problem where the program decides to change notes for me automatically. For example, I have a 1/4 length C and a 1/2 length E in a 4/4 measure.
If I try to insert an eighths B after C, it will change the E to two notes. One 1/4 and one 1/8 length. What is going on? Is there a guide that can help? TIA


In reply to by mordechaidani


There is insert mode, which will lengthen the measure at that point, but this is very likely not what you want. As you then have to fix the measure duration afterwards again and that it would also affect all other instruments in your score.

As MuseScore has no way of knowing how much of the music following your insert point should be moved (till end of measure, end of section, three measures, just one beat, all of the score?) as well as what should happen with the overflowing thing (remove it, insert additional measures?) it would guess wrong in most scenarios for most users.
If you need to move notes backwards, you can do that using cut and paste; giving you full control over how many notes to move and how much. Then "insert" your missing notes on the now available rests.

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