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MuseScore Question

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:59 pm
by BGuttman
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?

Re: MuseScore Question

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:21 pm
by Doug Elliott
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.

Re: MuseScore Question

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:05 pm
by Enelson
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.

Re: MuseScore Question

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:00 am
by afugate
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.

--Andy in OKC

Re: MuseScore Question

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 am
by BGuttman
Thanks guys. I knew it had to be something simple that I just didn't know.

Re: MuseScore Question

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am
by Baker
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