Notes across two staves

• Nov 24, 2014 - 03:49

Please see attached file. In the last system, in the bass staff of Piano system, see second bar. The notes stretch into the trebles bar. Kindly guide me as to how to enter these notes. I tried entering the notes in the trebles bar and extending the stem below, but it was not connecting to the beam in the bass line. Then I tried entering the notes in the bass bar and extending them thru Ctrl+Shift + Up arrow, It does not go into the trebles staff. Would appreciate your help. Thanks.

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It would be helpful if you could attach the MuseScore file (.mscz) you're working on in addition to the picture of what you want to do.

There's no reason I know of why your second approach - entering the notes in the bass clef and then using CTRL+SHIFT+Up Arrow would not work. It is, in fact, the prescribed method of getting the result you desire.

In reply to by stevebob

He/she did upload an image. :)

I tried it myself, but the result was not the same as the example. Is it another way of cross-staff notation?

I might have encountered this previously, but I can't remember what the outcome was.

I refrained from posting earlier, as I wasn't knowledgable in this.

In reply to by chen lung

I'm aware an image was posted, and I'm sorry if my language seemed ambiguous. I asked for the .mscz file in addition to the image.

Yes, it is cross-staff notation - and what's shown in the image can absolutely be replicated in 1.3 and 2.0 Beta 1 by the same method. The beam will be placed, by default, between the staves, so repositioning it below the bass clef requires a manual adjustment.

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