How to add the smaller notes that indicate a second verse has more syllables with the same melody?

• Apr 17, 2024 - 03:14

I am not sure what this is called, I don't think "grace note" is the appropriate term. I am trying to build a score where the second verse has more syllables than the first verse, but it fits within the same melody/bar. Attached is an example of an Official MuseScore that has it noted exactly how I want to do it.

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What happens if the third and fourth verses have different syllable counts again? Using voices 3 and 4 would add too much clutter.

When I have a situation like that, I use the shortest duration notes, and join them with a dashed tie. (That's in Finale. I don't know if MS has a dashed tie.)

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