trouble with quintuplets.

• Mar 31, 2009 - 22:09

1) Create a new piano score in 3/8 or 6/16 time.
2) Click on a whole-measure rest and use any method to break it into a quintuplet.
3) Using any note value, 1/4 note or smaller, Try to enter notes in place of the five 16th rests that result.

MuseScore will not accept any notes on action 3. The cursor advances as you enter notes using the keyboard, but no notes are entered.
Windows XP Rev. 1667


In reply to by pierrot_

Yeah, I've asked for tuplet-tuplet capability before also. You might be able to change your example to eighth notes by using Notes/tuplets/other... and then entering the ratio 9:4. but I'm sure the bracket would be messed up. I'd imagine what you'd want is a bracket saying 3 over 3 groups of 3 eighth notes. But you'd still get the 9 no matter what.

In reply to by David Bolton

If you are familiar with Chopin's 24 preludes, the first one is in C Major and is written in 2/8, but for nearly all of it, the bass and treble are written in triplets. I didn't want to write it as triplets, so I changed the time to 6/16 so the triplets would be inherent to the signature. This worked fine until I came to one of the measures where there are triplets in the bass, and the treble switches to a quintuplet over the whole bar. Shouldn't tuplets be able to have any ratio? I know of several examples of odd ratios, mostly in Chopin. I'm sure there are many, many more examples. I can think of a bunch that use other odd ratios such as 7:6, 11:6, and 17:9. I love the illusion of things falling apart and going out of synch, while in actuality staying in perfect time that this creates.

Apr 29, 2009 - 01:51

In reply to by David Bolton

Having encountered cross rhythms in the Preludes of Scrijabine: Right hand is in quintuplets while left hand is in triplets (both summing up in a qurter note's time). Similar constellations appear in some works of Stravinsky.

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