# Notes counted wrong in a 3/4 time measure

• Jul 13, 2020 - 21:05

I entered tuplet notes (see attachment) in a 3/4 time measure. After entering the equivalent of 3 quarter notes, I still have a quarter note and an eighth note left. I entered the quintuplet as an 5:2 quintuplet on an eighth note. I entered the Sextuplet as a 6:2 on an eighth note, then I entered the last quintuplet as a 5:2 on an eighth note. You can also see a whole rest in the bass clef. It should be a half rest and a quarter rest. I looked at measure properties and it says the measure is a 3/4 time measure. Did I do something wrong?

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OK, let's do the math:

1. I entered the quintuplet as an 5:2 quintuplet on an eighth note
2. I entered the Sextuplet as a 6:2 on an eighth note
3. then I entered the last quintuplet as a 5:2 on an eighth note

I count 3 eighth notes so far.

1. I still have a quarter note and an eighth note left

That makes 4 eighth plus one quarter -> 3 quarter

I guess you want the tuplets on quarters instead?

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Am I misunderstanding what 5:2 and 6:2 mean? To me, 5:2 on an eighth note, means you want 5 notes on the time of TWO eighth notes, which is one quarter note. In 3/4 time, I quarter note gets one beat. Same with 6:2.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I don't know. All I know is that when you add an eighth note and do a 5:2 quintuplet, Musescore converts that eighth note to a sixteenth note in the score and adds 4 sixteenth note rests for you to put the other four notes, which is what I want. I want 5 sixteenth notes in the space of four. However, if I put a sixteenth note on the page and tell Musescore I want a 5:4 quintuplet, it automatically converts the sixteenth notes into 32nd notes. Maybe the time works out right, but visually that is wrong! It should show 5 sixteenth notes on the page, not 5 32nd notes.

if what you want is a "5plet" on the 1st and on the 3rd times and a "6plet" on the 2nd time, with the measure full with these 3 "tuplets" simply use CTRL+ 5 and CTRL+6 on QUATER Rests. If you enter any tuplets regular or not, on an eight note, his lengh will be 1/2 time cause eight note. Enter it on a quater rest, it will be 1 time.
For the whole rest in bass stave, I think "convention" is to write a whole rest in any time signature, 3/4 4/4 5/4

In reply to by Raymond Wicquart

OK, that works; however, the Online Handbook says to click on a note, not a rest. I thought, "OK, I want 5 sixteenth notes in the space of 4, so I need to click on a sixteenth note. Musescore's methodology is not intuitive.
I really appreciate your help and quick response.

In reply to by odelphi231

Note or Rest is the same, the only thing important is the lengh, don't worry about sixteen, eighteen....... you only want 5 or 6 NOTES on 1 time, Simply begin to have your 3 times , separate, note or rest . Without thinking if it will be sixteen or others, enter how many notes you want in the time 1 so Ctrl+5, and it's done !! idem for time 2

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