Annotations feature for MuseScore 2.1
The idea is to have a feature to enable adding of annotations within a score in MuseScore. This is in reference to Marc's post which can be found here :
This is something I have wanted to see in MuseScore as well, and I'd be quite interested to work on it. Apparently, it is a frequently requested feature to have some basis in place for annotations to take effect in MuseScore, following are some links related to the same :
I have been reading up on it and playing around with the experimental facility of Layers in MuseScore 2.
I think it can be helpful for the implementation of Annotations feature, especially to make collaborative composition/transcription easier.
(It would be nice to extend the implementation and have a full-fledged working Layers tool with different marking capabilities)
I've used Xournal quite a few times for highlighting particular passages in music and a little bit of annotation here and there, but I would rather have that done in MuseScore itself, making it dynamically modifiable, are more coherent musically.
As pointed out by Marc, education would be the primary use case, albeit this would also be a very helpful feature for practice/performance.
I propose to work on it, and would be grateful to anyone who has insights on specific requirements about the annotation features and/or possible approaches for the same.
I think a good start would be with a simple UI for basic annotation with primitive elements, like text (Rehearsal mark is already in place and we could perhaps make use of that) , highlighting of a region, and then move on to more specific features, like different shapes, suggested measures within the annotations with an option to accept/reject, and so on.
Any comments related to this are welcome :)