unwanted rests

• Mar 22, 2023 - 17:58

When I stry to write SATB harmony on the Great Stave, I enter the first voice (Soprano), 2nd voice and when I get to the bass clef I get whole rests that i can't get rid of when I enter the Tenor and Bass parts. Any suggestions?

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You have made the common mistake of not starting with voice 1 in the lower stave. Each staff can have up to four voices: that is voice 1, 2, 3, 4 in the upper stave and voice 1, 2, 3, 4 in the lower stave. Voice 1 must be present in both staves, the others are optional. If you don't put anything in voice 1 it shows rests.

See https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/working-multiple-voices

Your score was created in v 3.6.2 and that version 4 handbook entry still applies, but for the record, here is the equivalent entry in the V 3 handbook https://musescore.org/en/handbook/3/voices

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