MuseScore 4 - Chords appear in MIDI export even when turned off
This is very similar to an issue (https://musescore.org/en/node/311415) I reported in 2020 with an earlier version of MuseScore, but the solutions there (an unintuitive interface, but not actually any bugs) do not seem to work in MuseScore 4.
When I export instrument parts containing chord symbols to MIDI, the exported MIDI file includes the realized chord notes in addition to the actual part notes.
I have done everything I can think of to stop this from happening:
- Muting the chord track in the Mixer.
- Unchecking "Play chord symbols" in Playback controls toolbar.
- Selecting a chord symbol in the score, choosing "Select… Similar on this staff" and unchecking "Play" in the Properties toolbar.
I do not see any other option to prevent chords from being included in the MIDI export. I thought the issue might be happening because I was working with a score I had originally created in MuseScore 3, but I created a new score in MuseScore 4 and the problem is happening there as well.
I'm attaching a basic score along with the exported MIDI file to demonstrate the issue.
Use case: I frequently create scores in MuseScore and then export all of the individual instrument tracks as MIDI to load into Logic Pro X to use as guide tracks when recording.