Automatically add courtesy natural accidental in subsequent bar

• Aug 21, 2020 - 10:13
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

If you've written an accidental on a note in the previous bar, Musescore should automatically add a natural accidental to the same note in the next bar.

This would save the user having to manually drag on accidentals every time themselves, and having to proofread the entire piece. Sibelius does this.


But yes, it would be nice to build this in eventually. Meanwhile the plugin does work marvelously.

Also, though, note dragging is never a good way to add accidentals. Much easier to simply click the toolbar button or palette icon, or define a keyboard shortcut using Edit / Preferences / Shortcuts.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks to you both for the plugin info. (Yes, clicking is possible. But I've been used to Sibelius for two years now at university and I decided to give Musescore a try again for one assignment because I like the workflow and consistency more than Sibelius. But the lack of a keypad for quick entry of everything (like accidentals), and all the deficiencies in copy-paste are making it really tough. Hence logging all the quality of life issues.)

You can do all of this without touching the mouse once you're in note input mode if you define the shortcuts in preferences.

I don't want MuseScore to ever add a courtesy accidental to my score I'll handle that myself when I want it. Adding the accidental is easier than removing one automatically added.

In reply to by mike320

I don’t see why this should be a ideological issue. It could be a formatting choice. I for one would really love that Musescore adds courtesy accidentals automatically (and on the fly, not as a post-processing plugin kind of solution). Writing courtesy accidentals is the most natural thing in all of classical and orchestral music. I would have way less work deleting the superfluous accidentals than I have now adding the necessary ones.