Playback without highlight

• Jan 16, 2018 - 07:31

Is it possible to switch off the moving highlight during playback? I have not been able to find such a switch.
This would considerably enhance the use of Musescore as a teaching aid.
Best Regards


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

"This would considerably enhance the use of Musescore as a teaching aid."
I am also teacher, and use a lot MuseScore, but I don't understand immediatly what you mean by "considerable enhancement as a teaching aid"? Could you develop the use cases?

In reply to by cadiz1

I am preparing for an exam in which I will play my oboe with a piano accompanist. During practice I use Musescore as my accompanist.
The moving highlight is a great help for getting the rhythm right (especially with the loop feature) but I have to learn to use my ears while reading the accompanist's notes rather than relying on the moving highlight. But as it seems I can't switch the highlight off, I will as another comment suggested, just follow the music on a print-out while Musescore plays on my computer.

We have this feature in our app for Android and iOS, which run currently only on those platforms. You can hide the cursor by tapping with two fingers on the score.

I really would love to be able to turn off the highlight during playback.

With the sound turned off, "playback" becomes a perfect automatic page-turner that knows about repeats, jumps and tempo changes!! No more page-turning -- the bane of all musicians since the dawn of written music!

EXCEPT -- the jumping highlight is just too distracting to play along with. The highlight can be helpful when first learning a passage, and maybe it's okay with a simple or slow piece, but when I'm trying to play along:

  • I sometimes want to look ahead but the highlight draws my eye
  • During playback the highlight often lags
  • Highlighted notes are harder to read (blue on blue vs. black on white)
  • Primarily, it's just so distracting! Flashing and leaping about!

Being able to turn off the highlight would be a HUGE help to me in practicing and polishing a piece from beginning to end.

For teaching, removing the highlight would confirm the student is reading the timing of the notes, not just following the bouncing highlight.

I would be thrilled with just being able to turn off the highlight altogether; it would be extra nice if there was an option to indicate the current system being played -- not highlighting the whole line but maybe just the clef or something at the beginning of the line; subtle.

PLEASE consider adding an option to turn off the highlight during playback!

In reply to by Jovie.Cat

May I add my voice to this request? During the present situation of isolation, I am playing MuseScore scores via the Zoom screensharing facility to choir members (whose mics I have muted). Due to the unavoidable latency problem, the cursor/highlight tends to be out of sync with the playback, which some have found distracting. Making it invisible would be of great assistance! Could this be prioritised?

In reply to by tykewriter

You wrote:
Making it invisible would be of great assistance!

That's an interesting idea.
Rather than completly disabling the playback highlighter, allow to toggle its transparency.
So, if things like page turning (in Page View) or score advancement (in Continuous View) are dependant, they still function, as the playback highlighter still does its thing, only one cannot see it.

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