Change spacing of beams relative to notes?

• Sep 18, 2021 - 01:36

I am trying to create a piano score with the shown formatting in Musescore 1, where there is an arpeggiated section in the middle, with a melody on top.
This scoring that I currently have is approxinately in the format I desire, but the beams of the 5-tuplets continuously overlap the notes. Is there an easy way to fix this?

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Yes, depends on what you'd like. You can either add a spacer to widen the gap between the staves, and/or drag the handles on the beam to move above or below. If you need further help, please attach the actual score, rather than just a picture, so we can understand and assist better.

In reply to by Olvster123

Just select a measure on the system where you want more space between staves and then click a spacer on the palette, then size as desired. See the Handbook section on spacers for more info.

Looks like also you've disabled the automatic spacing that would normally help; best to re-enable that in Format / Style / Page / Enable vertical justification of staves. It doesn't in itself solve this - cross-staff notes are not handled by this code - but it will have the effect of improving the spacing everywhere else, and also allow simple things like adding page breaks to do the right thing in terms of spacing.

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