Setting tempo

• Mar 28, 2023 - 02:10

I am learning to play violin and installed MuseScore on Windows 11 to help me. I am a novice at MIDI programs.
I found several beginner videos but none with the info I need.
In the upper right corner the tempo shows a quarter note = 120. I cannot find the method of changing it. How do I change that tempo?
There are two immediate goals.
First, to play the notes G, D, A, E, corresponding to the open strings of the violin and to hold them for a long time while I tune the instrument. I am slow, so yes, a long time. Is it necessary to have a different score for each note?
Second, to play various scales, and repeat them, over and over. I am barely ready to do the scales, and nothing more. The presumption is that a separate score will be required for each scale. The hard part, for me, is getting it to repeat until I declare done.

Can MuseScore be configured to do these things?

Or maybe better, a link to a tutorial for a complete beginner.


In reply to by Raymond Wicquart

I clicked on it, meaning the number next to the quarter note in the far upper right corner. Left and right click. Double clicked, and added Shift and Ctl click. Absolutely no response to those clicks.
I followed the link and got that looping concept. Just what I needed there.
Thank you.

In reply to by SteveBlower

Click on the link to the tutorial and get to the section labeled:
Adding a temp mark to your score.
There it states: Select one or more notes/rests and click on a tempo symbol in a palette.
Ok, open a score that was saved, and click on a note. It plays the note but nothing else. The measure / note is not selected in any discernable manner.
Then click on a tempo symbol in a palette.
With the option “palettes …” selected there are 13 options. The only one that has anything that looks like a tempo symbol is named “Tempo.” Why not just state that? Regardless,
Open that and click on one of them. It does not indicate its been selected.
Next bullet states: Drag a tempo symbol from a palette onto a note/rest.
The symbol cannot be dragged and dropped.
Somehow I managed to get a tempo text added, but, it did not come from selecting a note and did not drag and drop. I cannot duplicate that action and do it again. The instructions are not clear at all.

I maintain: In the upper right corner of the main dialog, there is a tempo marking of a quarter note followed by the text “=160”. This is something that appears to be in effect for the entire score. Why is it not editable?

I discovered the method. Click on a measure. It is highlighted. The user may need to press the Esc key to unselect anything else that might be in progreee. Then click on one of the items in the Tempo palettes. It is copied to above the measure.

So, please, have the tutorial just say that. And make the item in the upper right directly editable. Symbols entered / created as just done would override the overall setting.

In reply to by bkelly13

The display in the top right shows the current tempo; it is not in effect for the entire score. The score may change tempo. So it's not clear what it would mean to edit the display in that icon - what exactly would it be affecting? That said, here are probably other interesting design choices that could be made, but for now, hopefully you understand how tempo works a little better, and if you continue to have questions, just ask!

To be clear though, you aren't supposed to click a measure to set a tempo. Click a *one or more notes or rests". That is what the Handbook says, and that's how it works. In other words, do exactly what it says, and it works.

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