Simple question

• Aug 11, 2020 - 01:53

I just downloaded musescore and watched online tutorials, but I can't find the answer to a question that seems as though it would have a simple solution. I am very confused as to why this is happening.

I need to be able to open .mid files (from other software) in musescore, then print them. When I load a .mid file, things are often a bit messy, but can mostly be cleaned up--except for one thing I can't figure out.

In the picture below, I have a few triplets in a measure, but for some reason, when I opened the file with musescore, musescore decided to separate some of the notes from the others and put them in the treble clef. I know how to manually move notes into the other clef, but when I do this, it doesn't join them with the other notes to make a nice triplet. Why is that? How do I join them and make triplets?

In short, when I open .mid files in musescore, musescore often puts notes in the wrong clef seemingly at random and I was wondering why this is happening and whether it could be fixed.

Again, I'm new to this and this is probably a really basic question but I CANNOT find the answer online. Very frustrating since it's such a simple thing, and there's nothing I can do to fix it. (aside from manually deleting and re-inputting every note)


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You will get a good answer if you attach the midi file so we can test the actual file. Perhaps you can point out a couple of specific notes you find are not importing correctly so we know we're on the same page.

So, I found a creative solution to this specific issue. There are some other problems, but I've realized that importing from one program to the other just isn't always going to be perfect. For all I know, it's the fault of the original program and not musescore.


In reply to by azetrom37

MIDI was never designed for representing notation, and is missing way too much information to be really seriously useful for the purpose. If the program you are importing from supports MusicXML, that's a far better option. but if it's just a sequencer, not a notation program, probably that's not likely.

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