(ab)using chord symbol entry
I would like to ask anybody who may know a question about the content of chord symbols.
A bit of background: I have written a plugin that generates correctly voiced guitar parts from text added to the chord symbol. To do this, two more pieces of information are required in addition to the chord symbol. These are a pattern identifier, and a chord type.
Currently I am using commas to delimit the data within the chord symbol as:
The benefit of using the chord symbol field is that, even with odd names and extra data entered, the chord root is transposed with the score, from which the plugin calculates the required position to play a chord.
What I obviously want to avoid is to cause problems with a score in way that I can't foresee by encouraging users to add this information. I've been using it myself for a couple of weeks and have seen no ill effects, but I probably only use 30% of musescores capability.
I would not anticipate the staff with these symbols would be printed.
Could anybody give me an indication of potential problems that this may cause.
Thanks in advance