Re-Pitch a note to a rest.

• Mar 18, 2018 - 19:13
Reported version

Using latest nightly, OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (32-bit): 3.0.0, revision: e0915fc

LOVE the new rhythm entry mode, which creates a note for every duration value you enter, rightly so.

The problem is that when I come back to re-pitch.

The expected behavior is that pressing zero would change the current note to a rest of the same duration.

Instead, a rest is inserted at whatever duration is currently selected.

Also, while in Re-Pitch mode, pressing 'delete' does not change the note to a rest.

My work-around is to go through the score and delete all the notes that should be rests before entering Re-Pitch note entry mode, one at a time.


(Of course, it just occurred to me that I could also select the proper duration again, before pressing zero, but it seems so redundant. Guess I really am hard to please...)

Also, I was wrong about 'delete' not working, as the previous note re-pitched is still selected, in case it needs to be moved a half-step. If I type any note value, then press delete, I get the result I want.

In reply to by Jon Enquist

Status (old) active patch (code needs review)
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Reported version 3.0 2.2

I don't mean to tell you that you're doing it wrong, and maybe you already know this, but the idea is if you want to enter a rest in Rhythm entry mode, toggle "Rest" to on (by pressing the toolbar button) and then choose your duration as you would if you were entering a note. Don't forget to toggle "Rest" to off to continue to enter notes. When you go to re-pitch your notes, the note entry cursor will automatically skip over any rests that you entered. In fact, Re-Pitch mode will not allow you to "re-pitch" a rest to a note at all. I am sure this is by design, and it offers some explanation for why "re-pitching" a note to a rest doesn't work the way you expect.

That said, you may be right about the desired behavior when entering a rest in Re-Pitch mode. Maybe the "active" duration (the one whose toolbar button is "checked") should be adjusted to match the duration of the note under the cursor whenever the cursor moves. This patch for 2.2 does just that.

In reply to by mattmcclinch

Thanks Matt, I was indeed doing it wrong, just as it took me a minute to figure out how dotted notes worked in rhythm entry, I should have realized that rests work in a similar fashion, it's quite intuitive. That or a little RTFM (Read the ... manual) before I start posting bug reports next time.

But your patch should make this old grump happy (during a moments rest, anyway.)