Creating Aebersold-style practice sheets

• Apr 22, 2014 - 08:57

Hi everyone,

My apologies if this has already been covered, but I wasn't able to find any reference to my question when I searched the forums.

I'm teaching an evening class on intro to jazz improv and would like to be able to create some Aebersold-style scale sheets - the kind where all the notes of the scale are represented as whole notes, so I would need to be able to get around the need for measures to conform to a given time signature.

Is there any way to do this in MuseScore? Also, is there any way to make some of the notes black so that I can mark the arpeggios?

Many thanks in advance,



I guess you find something here if you search for 'meterless'. MuseScore currently doesn't support this, but there are workarounds, basically you'd need to play with the actual duration of measures.

You can change a notehead's appearance by right-click -> note properties

In reply to by willh

Ok, I've been working with the advice provided here:

But so far I've not been able to produce a single measure of smoothly spaced, stemless, alternating black and clear notes (as in an Aebersold scale sheet).

If anyone has been able to do this, can someone give me some more explicit steps on how to achieve this? I'll continue trying to figure it out myself and will report back if I find a solution, but so far all I've been able to do is produce a measure of alternating black and clear notes that are clumped together in bunches of 2's (cd ef ga etc.) with rests pushed to the end. Ideally, I don't want to have any left over rests, but I can't seem to figure out what the actual measure values need to be to get rid of these and just have stemless notes.



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