• Jun 15, 2015 - 01:38

I wand a measured tremolo, with a single note note or chord repeated a given number of times. So for example a crochet stem on a chord with a slash through it and an italic 7 to the right of the slash meaning: repeat the chord 7 times with the duration of a crochet. A single crochet note with a double slash through it and an italic 5 to the right of it meaning: repeat the note 5 times in the duration of a crochet. These sort of things greatly simplify the notation of flamenco.


Tremolo symbols can be found on the tremolo palette. They play backon the standard numebr of times - one slash means eighth notes, two sixteenths, etc - but you can always add a staff text or other text to say what you want if you wish to convey a non-standard numebr of repetitions.

In reply to by macrobbair

I don't understand what you mean. As I said, you can add the 3, 5, 7, or 11 text, so it should do exactly what you are asking unless I am misunderstanding something. It won't playback with that number of repetitions, but keep in mind, the primary purpose of MuseScore is notation, not playback.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I was thinking of playback, I have a terrible ear and rely too much on playback. There are a couple of points, when it comes to traditional tremolo, think recordos de la ambria [sp?], classical guitarists usually use 4-note pami and flamenco guitarists 5-note piami and like to stress the difference, now days everyone puts in the number that feels most comfortable for the speed that they are playing at. The other is that in repeated chords: the upstroke hits less strings and hence notes than the downstroke (and is usually slightly late) and there is a problem of whether to write this out or leave it as understood. Looks as if things will have to wait for examples.

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