Wedge articulations bug (v3.6.0)

• Jan 20, 2021 - 06:18

It seems the option for "Baroque" or "default" is not actually any different / switching that option does not change anything. I can not get the old wedge (standard) now after upgrading to 3.6 (as shown in screenshot)

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I did just realize I am, however (as a work around -- still seems likely/definite bug to me), able to obtain the old wedges (and thus ensure the typographic consistency of my score) by copy/pasting the existing wedges which were added in a pre-3.6 version of musescore..

It isn't clear to me what old vs new wedge you mean here. Your picture appears to show staccatissimo - is that what you intend? 3.6 does include a new music font, so everything will look slightly different if you use this font. It's not different from changing between Times and Arial in your text, letters look a bit different but still mean the same thing. You can select between the different fonts in Format / Style / Score.

The Baroque setting in the Inspecotr is for playback, not appearance, and has no effect for this particular symbol. Only trills etc.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Ah, okay it seems I was unaware of distinct articulations "staccatissimo" and "staccatissimo wedge" .... so, that nulls this bug. It wasn't a font-related issue. Thanks for the response.

I can probably resolve this by googling/researching a bit which I will do... but, to clarify what I wanted was the "wedge" articulation as in the one Beethoven would have used circa his time period... in my mind it would have been like the "staccatissimo wedge" shown in my original screenshot here (the thinner articulation) except minus the staccatissimo, and thus (again in my mind / what I was expecting; could be wrong though..) much thicker.. and simply an inverted triangle not an arrowhead-like shape... is there no musescore "wedge" articulation?

In reply to by johncollinsx91


Actually, yes, I see your point with the fonts now and that is also relevant. The rounded wedge is the pre-Leland (Emmentaler, to be specific) style.

From a cursory revisiting into the piano notation study of wedges, indeed it seems perhaps there has never, especially pre-1850 but even up to today, been a consensus of the divergence of finer articulations beyond staccato (e.g., "wedge" seems to remain unstandardized, technically). Nonetheless I personally see the validity of what, in my mind, is a Beethovenian wedge, specifically for piano. I suppose if I really wanted I could just use text and find some symbol among the 100,000+ Unicode which is sufficiently close...

So in the end no bug after all I was mistaken, at least in the specifics of the software!

I personally would find a "wedge" articulation, something very close to like the following (arrowed), as its own articulation marking option useful. But, minor feature request overall
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