How to adjust the length of beams
I've attached two versions of 2 bars each and a scanned copy of the original score.
In bar 12, treble staff there are two notes, G and B, in the voice 3. As you can see, either version looks dreadful. While I can move the note-heads and stems, I've yet to find out how to adjust the beam length.
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Don't use the Element offset for head and stem, but the Chord offset, that a) moves both and b) adjust the beam
In MuseScore Inspector lingo, the word "Chord" denotes stem, flag, head - as a group.
Use that instead of 'Element':
In reply to In MuseScore Inspector lingo… by Jm6stringer
Thanks guys, it works :o)
I'm somewhat struggling with some of the terminologies used in Musescore; I never looked at "Chords" because in my mind a chord is a group of notes being played simultaneously. It appears that chords in Musescore also means all the elements that define a note, i.e., its notehead, stem, beam etc.
Thanks again for your prompt advices and explanation.
In reply to Thanks guys, it works :o) I… by Elmar 42
Think of it this way:
If you do have a chord - multiple notes played simultaneously - what notational elements will they share? Those are the things affected by the "chord" section of the Inspector. So that if you do have a chord, all the notes within it are affected simultaneously. Once you realize that, it is but a small step to realize that those same properties can apply even to single notes. It's just a question of grouping: which properties would apply to all elements of a chord simultaneously, and which would apply to notes individually within a chord.
The naming is indeed a little unfortunate, but after all these years, no one has suggested a better one.
MuseScore 4.2 The inspector radically changed, I used:
Select notehead --> Properties (F8, the old Inspector) --> Appearance --> Offset (horizontal one).
It moves Notehead, Stem, Beam Lenght all together