8192nd note :)

• Apr 23, 2016 - 05:53

so I'm making an adaption of Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz for fun and it has an 8192nd note. Is it possible to do such a thing?


Yes, but it requires faerie magic. You would need eleven (I think) flags on one stem for this so make a 3-flagged (32nd) note with a very long stem and superimpose it upon an 8-flagged note from the Symbols part of the Master Palette. Playback requires faerie dust but this won't be available until MuseScore v 683.2.01.

I've searched the Master Palette and the shortest I could find was the 1024th note. Maybe suggest it in the Feature Request column?

In reply to by schepers

some things about this image arent right and its hilarious
the key signature, having flats and sharps at the same time, is something ive never seen
the fact that there is a bass clef but its just wrong since the key signature shows where b and e are
and the big one: the 8192nd note

i have no clue how i noticed the bass clef being a pixel higher than it should be. just look at that top line
and somehow i noticed that before looking at the flag on the 8192nd note overlapping itself, but that makes sense considering the limitations of musescore

congratulations on making this musical monstrosity in a free music making program. i love it because of its annoyance.

In reply to by jnd8191

> "the key signature, having flats and sharps at the same time, is something ive never seen"
Time to look at more music (and different genres) then ;-)

> "the fact that there is a bass clef but its just wrong since the key signature shows where b and e are"
Except that it's the other way around, the bass clef is right, and those flats aren't on b and e.

Welcome to the wonderful (and for many confusing) world of custom key signatures.

Have you considered simply doubling all the note lengths and doubling the tempo until it's a reasonable size? It's easier to do absurdly long notes than it is absurdly short ones.

It'll work without it (I mean it's not like it'll make that much of a difference). But anyways so far it's quite strange sounding, I don't know if I've done everything right but it looks good (chaotically). There some symbols I wasn't able to identify some symbols in the master palette that are supposed to be there. But I don't know that much about this stuff, I've been playing clarinet for just 4 years.

In my opinion, this request is pretty hilarious. :)
I'm aware that one could divide notes in shorter and shorter values without a theoretical limit, but things quickly become unmanageable. So, 1/32768 notes remain what they are - a theoretical sort of things. Never ever use them, as they are 1) useless and 2) unmanageable by any regular human ear and brain.

In reply to by Isaac Weiss

Ah, but we're talking about a specific piece here and the tempo is clearly stated as "Adagio cantabile with a rock tempo feel" so I'm gonna interpret that as 120BPM. At this speed the 1/8192 note is shorter than most humans' reaction time to audible stimuli. Now, I think there is a more serious issue as I count 14 flags on some of the notes and that makes them 1/65536 notes thus making it improbable that anything other than a very gifted bat (homage to "Tales from the Crypt") would be able to hear them, let lone emit them (unless you play the E# obstetric ultrasound machine or something).

In reply to by McCleffy

That would have 40 stems and each beat would be a trillion of them. You would have to make the tempo about 125 billion seconds each to hold that speed and to play one beat at the speed I described, that would take about four thousand years. If you had the superpower to put the tempo at moderato or allegretto (100 to 120 bpm) that would be impressive, but no melody would be heard.

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