Beam height for quaver groupings

• Oct 5, 2020 - 11:31

Hi, I wondered if there is a reason why the beam height for groups of 2 and 4 quavers is different? (see attached file).

I realise that I can manually change the beam height by setting a custom position in the inspector but this seems unlikely to be the ideal answer. I must be missing something really obvious here?

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Not a good reason, no. The beaming algorithm is horribly complicated and produces good results in "most" cases, but a lot of cases it doesn't. For some of the cases where the generic algorithm doesn't work so well, we actually add in special cases to improve the results just for that case, which is good overall but can lead to inconsistencies like this.

This is the sort of thing we hope to improve in MuseScore 4.

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