I need to add bending to a flute. I've noticed that MuseScore actually plays the bending, which is a very nice feature, but there are two problems. First, the articulation palette symbol contains the word "full", which isn't used, at least in the flute, and also has an arrow termination, which isn't used either, at least not always.
The second problem is that I don't seem to find the way to get the downward bending (the easiest and more frequently used one on the flute). All bendings are upward, even the custom ones. There isn't in the Bend type graph a "zero" level from which one could select points up and down. The "zero" is at the bottom and only points above can be selected.
I could remove the arrow selecting arrow width = 0 from the bend style page, but can't remove the word "full" (by the way, I don't get what it stands for).
And as a workaround for the playback one can lower the pitch of the note using the tuning feature so that it starts at the normal pitch (lower + raised by the bending).
But the notation problem persists.
See page 28 and 40 from
Elain Gould's book doesn't cover flute bending.
See also Robert Dick's "Tone Development through Extended Techniques" (http://robertdick.net/category/books/). Here he advocates for a minimalistic broken line (with straight segments) describing in an approximately analog way the pitch curvature. MuseScore's equivalent is a succession of curved segments (each of them with an exponential shape) , very tall and narrow if more than one or two segments are specified.