New Features for Musescore 3
Hi, I am wondering about possibly some more features for musescore 3. Just making it a lot more powerful, and also adding a good amout more of theory options and playback options. Here are some ideas below:
Runs: musescore as far as I know, cannot support runs, like in many works by Chopin and other composers I am aware of. It would be critical to have this feature for Openscore transcriptions.
Sharped/flat Trills: I was recently transcribing a concerto for violin by Kabalevsky, and He used sharped and flat trills. I was not able to transcribe it completely accurately because of this. Basically it looks like a trill but either a sharp or a flat sign above it, and it shows you whether to play the trill at a half, or whole step interval for instance in places where a normal trill would only have you do one of them, this is more of an override.
Editing beamed Notes: In that same concerto, it was in 3/4 time, but it acted almost in 6/8 or in 1. Because of this, Kabalevsky a lot of times, grouped the eighth notes in groups of 6, instead of two as they normally are.
Triplets: Right now a triplet/tuplet is in a rather weird place. I normally use the keyboard shortcut cntrl 3, etc. for them, but it would also be nice to at least have one button in the regular note pallet on the top bar.
In other words, it would be nice to have a lot more freedom with everything.
For playback things there is an issue with trills, where after the trill, some instruments like violins, or flutes will play a note after the trill when you are using a different sound-font. Also it would be nice to be able to have slurs playable.
Speaking of Soundfonts: I think it is high time musescore got a really good sounfont. Something like HQ orchestral or even something better like mixing studio quality. Also I would like to have some more control with mixing, being able to change reverb, etc. in a score. the regular mixer does not do this very well.
I think all of these things would really boost you over softwares like finale and Sibelius In ways they could not even compete with you (while you certianly have the potential to do this you still do lack in some areas). And in general, just increasing ease of use.
I can't wait to see what musescore 3 has to offer. and thanks for making such a great software!