Manually adding a whole rest in 3/4 time in order to add a chord symbol

• Feb 17, 2019 - 06:48

First, my apologies if this has been answered elsewhere. I couldn't find it after searching. Please feel free to reply with a link to an existing thread if there is one...

I need to place a chord symbol above a bar of rest in a 3/4 time lead sheet. In order to put the chord there, it seems I need to manually add a whole rest to the bar (MS won't let me add a chord symbol to a bar where a whole rest has been "auto-populated" in the absence of notes). When I select the whole note length value ("7") and press "0" to create a manual rest, MS instantly switches the selected note value to a half note + a dot and inserts a dotted half rest instead. Of course, all the auto-populated rest bars show whole rests as they should. How can I make this bar display a whole rest with a chord symbol? Do I need to use a hide function somehow (add a random note in voice 2 and then hide it, leaving the original automatic whole rest unaltered in voice 1)?



In reply to by underquark

Thanks underquark. So you selected whole note value and typed 0 to enter the rest and it showed as a whole rest in the bar... not sure why it's not working on my system. I'm able to place the chord, but not able to get a manually entered whole rest to show in the bar of 3/4 time.

MacOS Mojave 10.14.3

MuseScore version, revision 8ca4d2c

Thanks guys. My mistake - for some reason the automatic whole rest in the bar didn't seem to select properly when I clicked on it. I think I just missed and clicked just beside it in a moment of clumsiness, then when I tried to add a chord it said it couldn't be done. I probably had the whole bar selected by mistake. Bit of a brain cramp, but still in the early stages of getting to know the program... Sorry for the unnecessary post :)

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