Rhythmic events

Most of the time, working with a score you interact with a basic rhythmic item of the composition called Rhythmic event.

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

Rhythmic events
Various rhythmic events

It can contain:

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

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

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

In the versions prior to 5.4.8, Rhythmic Events were called Musical Events.