Function reapet of play panel makes MuseScore ignoring start note

• Aug 3, 2017 - 17:26

Function repeat of play panel makes MuseScore ignoring start note.
It is quite frustrating.

I know that in no repeat mode, the fact that you have to select the first note instead of the last one selected is also annoying.

So why not solve both cases by adding an option to the play panel:
Start from A-Selected note B-Beginning


In reply to by Marc Sabatella

See attached score (test).
1-Select the third note (a).
2-Press F11 (play panel)
3-Press play => play begins at a (we hear 2 notes: a g)
=> ok

Same scenario but with loop:
expected result:
a g c b a g c b a g ...
real result:
selected note (a) is ignored and we get:
c b a g c b a g c b a g ...

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In reply to by frfancha

The loop, starts to play from exactly the location specified as Loop-Start, and returns from the Loop-end. That's why the loop plays the whole measure. (from Loop_Start, to Loop_End)

The loop you want, can be done in the following way:

| 1, 2, [3, 4 | 1, 2], 3, 4 |


In reply to by Ziya Mete Demircan

The real scores are not one measure long.
The goal is just to play them in loop from a certain position, not to alter them.
When you play them once, there is no problem, the selected note is used as start note.
When you just ask "loop" the selected note is ignored, which is a bug.

Let's take another example: you open a video with VLC.
You put the cursor near the end of the video (or just in the middle, whatever).
If you press "Play" the video player will play from the cursor.
If you put your video reader in repeat mode and press play, it will ALSO play from the cursor, and not force you to start from the beginning of the video.

In reply to by frfancha

I sounds to me that you are not defining (or understanding) the start point for the loop. In the play window, the [ button marks the beginning of the loop and ] marks the end of the loop. You have the option of starting on a different note inside the loop by selecting that instead, and it will play to the end of the loop and start over at the beginning of the loop, not on the note you started with. This is actually a useful tool for composing if, for example, you are contemplating a d.s. at a certain spot.

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