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BGuttman
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MuseScore Question

Post by BGuttman » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:59 pm

This feels really dumb.

I'm trying to transcribe a written part into MuseScore and I need to write a quarter note triplet.

If I highlight the three notes and hit Ctrl-3 (supposedly the code for triplets) I get 3 sets of triplets consisting of an eighth note and two eighth rests for each of the notes. If I hit Ctrl-3 before entering the notes it defaults to eighth triplets. MuseScore Help is no use at all. And I can't find my Encore disks to reinstall on this computer (haven't used Encore in at least 8 years).

Can anybody give me a clue other than using a different program?
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Re: MuseScore Question

Post by Doug Elliott » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:21 pm

Assuming it's like Sibelius, you do Ctrl-3 on the first quarter and it becomes a triplet with 2 rests. Then add the other two notes.
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Re: MuseScore Question

Post by Enelson » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:05 pm

In MuseScore, you begin with the duration of the triplet figure. Choose a half note duration and then the triplet command for a quarter note triplet.
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Re: MuseScore Question

Post by afugate » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:00 am

Enelson wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:05 pm
In MuseScore, you begin with the duration of the triplet figure. Choose a half note duration and then the triplet command for a quarter note triplet.
This. :good:

So, while in notation mode, press 6 to set the duration to half note. And then press the key combination for triplet. On my mac, thats CMD-3. That will then create the triplet pattern. And the 3 notes (or rests) you enter next will fill out the triplet pattern.

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Re: MuseScore Question

Post by BGuttman » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 am

Thanks guys. I knew it had to be something simple that I just didn't know.
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Re: MuseScore Question

Post by Baker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 am
Thanks guys. I knew it had to be something simple that I just didn't know.
https://musescore.org/en/node/11186
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