Placement of tremolo, fingering: Wish list
Two wishes for version 3 (or later):
As you see from this example (from a score I am working on), the tremolo bars (I don't know what they are called officially) sometimes touch the beam, sometimes the note head and sometimes cross the ledger lines. On un-beamed notes they are sometimes at the very end of the stem as if they were about to slip off. It is slow work to correct all this because the item to select is so small; one often selects the stem or the beam or even the note head and has to try several times. It would be nice if it were positioned off the head, with the end of the stem sticking out and in such a way as not to confuse any ledger lines. On beamed notes the beam must sometimes be moved away from the heads to allow enough space. From the list of collision avoidances that I read it seems this is not now in the works, but it would help greatly.
2. Placement of fingerings (specifically but not necessarily exclusively fingerings for violins)
Musescore places fingerings for violins inside the staff unless the note concerned "sticks out". This makes the small figures hard to read (they touch the lines above and below or else they are cut in half by a line). Most printed music I own (if it has fingerings in it at all) has them either above or below the staff vertically above/below the note concerned.
Three wishes for this:
- Make fingerings flip to above/ below like staccato dots or slurs (useful especially for alternative fingerings).
- Place them outside the staff in all cases.
- This one is violin/viola/cello specific: For double (triple and quadruple) stops Musescore places the fingerings to the left of the note concerned. This is highly unusual in my experience. The common practice is to place them stacked in the order of the notes above or below the staff. You just have to look at a page from the Bach solo pieces and you'll see why sideways is a bad choice--beyond the fact that the numbers are hard to read between the staff lines.