Musical event

Most time working with a score you'll interact with an object called Musical event.

Musical event is a simultaneous sound of several notes of a same voice on a same track.

Musical events
Various musical events

It can contain:

  • 1 Single note
  • 2 Group of notes with one stem
  • 3 Chord
  • 4 Rest
  • 5 Empty placeholder (implicit rest)

The musical event should not be confused with a beat. Beat can either include a musical event or be a part of it.

Musical events vs beats
Beats division on top, Musical events division on bottom