Starting beam over rest, buggy interface

• Oct 4, 2020 - 07:31

in Finale, I'm able to start or end a beam over a rest:


Is this possible in MuseScore?

After selecting the beam, I go to "Beam Properties" and select "Beam Start", but then can't adjust the start:

This tool seems to deselect itself, unless I fiddle with it a bit:


Tooltip seems to clip there as well.

OS: macOS 10.15, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 43c5553


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thanks for showing this is possible.

Not sure what factors are preventing me from doing this in MuseScore. Exported MusicXML from Finale, which perhaps this notation isn't part of MusicXML spec as per why it's not there in the first place.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

By default, beam properties are set to auto, except for MusicXML import, which takes the information present in the MusicXML more literally, because MusicXML normally (always?) have this hard-coded. The same is true of stem directions, BTW. So as a general rule, I almost always reset everything to defaults after a MusicXML import. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+R, then the Auto button in Beam properties.

In reply to by jasonsturges

Dear Jason, dear Jojo-Schmitz, dear Marc,

i kind of stumbled upon the very same issue. xml-format actually supports following beam values (in musescore term roughly: beam value = beam propertie): "begin", "continue","stop","forward hook" and "backward hook". For this exact situation at hand here that you, Jason, are describing, "forward hook" and "backward hook" would be the weapon of choice. "forward hook" and "backward hook" are both beam values that would be assigned to the actual note element in xml file that is supposed to have the hook, not to the rest.

Is there any plan to implement support of these beam values? It would be greatly appreciated.

I hope my comment isn't redundant or unfiiting to this very thread, since i am new to this forum i am not quite sure how to contribute and take part in a senseful manner.

Best regards

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