guitar barre

• Jun 15, 2015 - 01:44

Notation of position can presumably be done just by inserting text such as II and VIII into the score; but what about the notation of barre for example, I think the latex would look like this: \textfrac{1}[2}{\overline{\underline BIX}} or
\textfrac{4}{6}{\overline{\underline BIV}}?


Can you post a picture of what you mean? Lines can be added from the Lines palette, and the last line on the palette is intended for things like guitar positions. You can then right click the line and change the text to whatever you want.

In reply to by macrobbair

Usually when I need to note a barre which covers some strings in stead of all, I do this:

1. select the note (usually the highest one)
2. Ctrl + T ( to insert text)
3. hit the F2 key to get the MuseScore: "Special characters" window displayed
4. scroll down to the "fractions" and double-click on ½ symbol
5. nudge it on its place before the B
6. to adjust its size, select it and increase or reduce it
To add some extra to make it more clear, I sometimes use the vertical bracket which is in the "Arpeggios & Glissando" Palette and "drag and drop" it to one of the notes.

In reply to by Shoichi

From what I see on your images, you want receive a barre extending over 6 strings + a finger on the 6th string. It’s not possible currently (in the strict sense, the barre extending on the sixth string is not necessary, since this string is already fretted by another finger - in another fret)

But since you can add fingers to the other strings, you should be able to do it to the 6th as well. It would be useful, I agree, the use case is not uncommon.
So, I understand your question.
Maybe there is already a feature request for this (or another related thread), I don’t recall exactly.
As a workaround, not really convenient, but there is a result, and hoping it would be only for one or a few cases in your score, you can overlay two diagrams. See the images below.
Or simply:

In reply to by cadiz1

hi Cadiz appreciate your reply

It is highly use in what Im doing but your workaround seem to help me.
This is a common notation as far as I know.
I am writing scores for a Venezuelan instrument (also common in Colombia) called Cuatro.

I am using combined Tab Staff and Diagram notation trying to contribute for a better reading and playing of the instrument.

Good luck

In reply to by saulbermudez

Indeed, I think this is currently a limitation in the program for the display of this playing situation with barre.
Glad if the workaround help. To improve the way to overlay: double-click on one diagram, and use arrow keys to adjust finely the placement of one over the other.
A Cuatro, yes, indeed, I own too (and I play a bit). Really the same shape as a - reduced- guitar (but with four strings). And a particular tuning! :)

EDIT: another workaround, but to overlay automatically, so better! ( be aware you need to have a custom workspace to can edit the palette, see:…).
1) create the two necessary diagrams, eg as the last image in comment above -> install them in the palette
2) select a note on your score: from the palette, double-click of one diagram (let say the diagram with the full barre)
3) select again the same note, and double-click on the other diagram.
Result: one diagram made with two!

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