The latest Quicktips video shows you the best way to set the playback tempo of your score: by using a tempo text marking.
A full transcript appears below the video.
Hello and welcome to another Quicktips video. In MuseScore, there are two things that affect the tempo (or speed) of your score:
- The first is the tempo text that appears in your score, above the stave
- The second is the tempo slider setting in the Play Panel
It’s best to control the playback tempo of your score by adding a proper tempo text marking, because not only will it be visible to the person playing your score, but MuseScore will also play back your score at the speed set by the text.
The playback window setting is useful when you want to make a temporary change to the tempo – for instance, to create a slow backing track for practise purposes, or when you want to test out a different tempo for your piece.
To add a tempo text marking to your score, first of all select the note above which you want the tempo marking to appear. Next go to Create > Text > Tempo. Choose the tempo you want from the list and click OK.
You can have multiple tempo markings throughout your score and the playback speed will change accordingly for each one.
Thanks for watching. You can find more tips like this one, plus a free MuseScore cheatsheet at musescoretips.com