Tie note issue

• Jan 20, 2023 - 22:57

This is a new one for me. If I was a piano player, I would know how to play this. How do I teach MuseScore to play these 3 tie notes that start one after the other, but finish at the same time?

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In reply to by underquark

There’s a different way to tie notes together (than how I usually do it) that you inspired me to look up. Not by voices, but by selecting the initial 3 notes and hitting the tie button up toward the top. Each note ties to its corresponding note in the chord. It looks like the pic I posted, and plays correctly. Score! Thanks.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

... though it is allowed for them to be not adjacent, just needs to be the next note of same pitch

Absolutely correct. There are many examples of this "non-adjacent" tie in published music, and I found an illustration in Elaine Gould's "Behind Bars" (page 61). The text actually refers to flattening the curve of a tie (not relevant to this post):

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Is the old (MS3) use of the + button (on the keypad) no longer valid? Attempting to tie two quarter notes, the first at the end of a measure and the second at the beginning of the next, the tie icon on the screen works, but the plus button doesn't. Instead it raises the note pitch by a semitone. MS4.0.1.230121751 on WIndows 10 Pro.

In reply to by skaufman

I had no problem using MS3 and the + button. It worked as it should for the last score I did. I’ve always used the + button to add the tied note. I did not know that it could be used to tie 2 existing same pitch notes together. That was very useful for the score I did (see above image in my OP.)

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