Is copying single notes from chords possible?
I wanted to cut a few individual notes in the treble clef (of a grand staff) at the bottom of a sequence of large chords in order to paste them into the bass clef but I didn't manage to do that. Is that really not possible? If not, that would be a feature request.
Perhaps the Explode tool does what you're looking for: https://musescore.org/en/handbook/tools#explode
In reply to Perhaps the Explode tool… by jeetee
Not quite. You need at least as many staves as there are notes in the chord, otherwise notes will get omitted. But anyway, that could probably be helpful for certain types of situations.
In reply to Not quite. You need at least… by rainerschnelle
You can add temporary staves to receive the exploded notes.
Anyhow, you can copy a single note from a chord (note clicked individually), but not multiple notes (notes ctrl-clicked). A complication with any attempt to implement such a feature would be just deciding how it shoulD function in any case but the most trivial. Like, if you select notes from different staves voices or discontiguous chords/measures, what should happen? What should happen if there are already notes in the destination? And so on.
That said, we already have a partial answer to those questions. There is an existing feature to change the voice of selected notes. Internally, there is almost no difference between changing voice and changing staff. So it would be quite simple I think to implement a "change staff" command that worked the same way, if that was considered useful.
In reply to You can add temporary staves… by Marc Sabatella
So the easiest workaround for the OP would then be to change those notes to an unused voice, then copy/cut and paste only that voice across (using selection filter) and then perhaps imploding that back within the target staff.
In reply to So the easiest workaround… by jeetee
Truly underquarkian (well, that was a thing for a while anyhow)! And that makes it that much clearer this would be easy to implement, depending on the exact desired semantics.
In reply to Truly underquarkian (well,… by Marc Sabatella
The strange thing is, though you can change selected notes in chords simultaneously to another voice, after copying or cutting those notes you cannot past them. It simply doesn't work. That is definitely a feature worth having, e.g. for splitting piano parts in treble and bass clef. I guess the mentioned workarounds will have to do in the meantime.
In reply to The strange thing is, though… by rainerschnelle
As mentioned, it works for single notes because it is clear what this should mean. It only doesn’t work for multiple notes because that is much less clear - the notes
might not be adjacent, in the same voice. or even on the same staff.
It not strange that operations other than paste works, because it’s clear what that should do on all cases.