bass clef

• May 19, 2021 - 03:56

How do I add the bass clef? Right now I just have the option to work with the treble clef.


I'm guessing you are starting with the same score MuseScore first opens with. You're never limited to that; you're really not expected to use it at all except for just messing around. When creating new scores, you should normally be going to File / New, where you will find all sorts of options for different templates, a full instruments, etc.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Using the new file option, I select electric bass as the instrument, and for signature the only option I am given is treble clef. It would seem the default for all the bass instruments should be bass clef, or that the bass clef should at least be an option.

In reply to by ctelleen

"the only option I am given is treble clef"

I don't think it's a treble clef. The defaults on my copy of MuseScore 4.1.1 show:
either Treble clef 8va bassa (for Electric Guitar and Accoustic Guitar)
or Bass clef (for 6-str. Electric Bass, Bass Guitar and Electric Bass)

MuseScore defaults are always set to what is considered the most widely-accepted convention. There is nothing to stop you changing the clef if you want to follow a different rule.

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In reply to by DanielR

Just for the sake of completeness:
In MuS 3.6.2 there are also guitars without 8va bassa, a "Guitar (treble clef)", an "Acoustic Guitar (treble clef)" and an "Electric Guitar (treble clef)". Maybe more.
To be found under "All Instruments."
I'm not a guitarist, so I don't know why this is. It seems to me that both variants are used.

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