Pipe organ pedal part uses wrong clef

• Apr 16, 2024 - 00:03

The current default behavior in Musescore 4.2.1 is that, when you create a score for "pipe organ," the pedal uses a bass clef with an 8 below it. This is incorrect; organ music is never written this way. It should be a regular bass clef.

It is true that, most (not all) of the time, the pedal sounds both unison pitch (8-foot) and an octave below (16-foot) at the same time. However, it is still written with a regular bass clef.

For playback purposes, it's probably okay to leave it sounding at unison only, although you could experiment with having it sound at both unison and an octave below simultaneously, with the octave below softer than the unison.

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