Wrong beam angle in a 4-note group

• Nov 16, 2020 - 15:13

For some reason, MuseScore draws the beam of the second group horizontal. It’s wrong, considering the symmetry between the four groups.


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Right/wrong is subjective here, there are lots of different hueristics professional engravers might use to help them decide on an appropriate beam angle. That said, it does seem odd we produce different results for upstem versus downstem here. It wouldbn't be the first or only such inconsistency, though - our beam code is full of special cases for particular situations that don't necessarily always work well together. There is general agreement that someday this needs to be rewritten more or less from scratch, but I wouldn't be expecting to see that any time too soon.

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