Adding fingering numbers and moving the grand staff

• Mar 3, 2021 - 22:08

Hi, can anyone advise me please on how to insert fingering numbers and how to move the grand staff around the page to line up the staffs?


Since you mention grand staff, I assume you mean piano. if you want to add just a few fingerings here and there, probably best is to add them from the Fingering palette. If you want to add many, use Add / Text / Fingering and type the fingering., pressing Space to move to the next note etc.

I also don't get what you mean about moving the grand staff around - staves should already line up in the normal/correct ways by default. Best to attach your score so we can understand better.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you, Steve and Marc, I attache the bits I have been working on and what I would like to achieve (if possible) is for me to be able to stretch the staff with the notes on it to match the width of the staff below and to move up the staff below so it is just a small distance from the top staff I attach a second score showing what I would like to achieve. As you will realise I am a newbie when it comes to Musescore and I suspect I am not getting things right from the outset. Your continued assistance in this matter is very much appreciated.

In reply to by tbottsmusic

The reason they don't algin is that it is common in "real" music to indent the first line of music, just line the finest line of a paragraph. But that doesn't apply to worksheets like this. So all you need to do is turn off that indentation, in Format / Style / Score.

As for adjusting distance, unless you plan to leave the score exactly this long, with those empty measures exactly as they are, it's too early to start thinking about spacing. That will change automatically as you add notes and/or measures. So any adjustments you attempt now will likely turn out to be counterproductive by the end. Wait until you have entered everything and then you can evaluate spacing, and we can help you make whatever adjustments end up actually being needed.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you so much, Mark I really appreciate your help. I will push on with what I am trying to achieve and see how I get on. I am sure I will need your further help with this project because I am trying to produce a very comprehensive scale book including, hopefully, most of the scales that are available in Western music. Thank you once again for your much-appreciated help.

In reply to by tbottsmusic

Hi, Mark, I am making progress with my project but I am now having problems with inserting a key signature. First of all, I chose 8 bars and inserted the notes for two octaves in the "C" scale. I then appended another 8 bars and went through the process or I thought it was the process of inserting a key signature for the "F" scale, but instead of placing the K/S in the bar I chose, it put it in the bar previous which was my completed "C" scale. I attach the graphic for your attention. Could you point me in the right direction, once again, please? As you will see I managed to get the indent correct this time, thanks to you.

Kind regards

Trev B.

In reply to by tbottsmusic

As always, pictures don't help us help you nearly as much as posting the actual score does. A score plus precise steps to reproduce the problem, and someone can usually have you sorted within minutes.

But, I can assume you probably didn't use a section break after the first scale. That would suppress the courtesy key signature you are seeing. Note in most music, that's completely correct - it's vitally important people see a warning about a new key or time signature, or clef, at the end of one system if the change occurs at the start of the next. Only in special cases like exercises sheets would you normally want to defeat that, and section breaks are one way to do that - a good way, because they also do other things you normally want in those cases.

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