stems direction

• Sep 15, 2020 - 10:10

I've got some stems going 'up' which I'd like to go 'down'..

presumably there's a button for that..?



ah, ok - found it on the toolbar: "flip direction" - perfect!

(if anyone know if there's a hotkey for that I'd be happy to know it..!)


I bet you're using "voices" incorrectly, and getting the exact opposite of what you want (that's the most common cause of this problem). See . If you are using two voices in a staff, and one is consistently lower than the other, such as a soprano and alto part, the upper should be 1 and the lower 2, even if, as common, the upper one is the second to enter. If this is not observed, all the stem directions will be wrong.

In reply to by [DELETED] 1831606

Well, I'm not even using voices - but, every time I throw in a midi of a single line (with NO overlaps, AND that is DEFINITELY on a single midi channel..) Musescore decides that I must want multiple voices and bars full of notes and rests on the same beats - it's pretty infuriating..
If you know what that's going on I'd love to know... ? :D

(I'm talking about preparing a 'leadsheet' for a saxophone - from a midi part that's been prepared earlier.)

In reply to by blue-moves

Almost certainly, while you think there is no overlap of notes, there actually is, if just a slight amount (eg, holding one note a few milliseconds too long and thus overlapping the start of the next note). Quantizing in your sequencer will probably fix it. If not, as mentioned, posting a MIDI file that is giving you a problem would help us understand and assist better.

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