To show selected notes on the "piano" control

• Feb 21, 2018 - 12:13
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

When I select some note (including notes that are part of some chord) in editor, I would like to see the corresponding note/pitch on the standard MuseScore editor piano control. If the note is included into some chord, then other chord tones could be highlighted as well, but with some other color (for example, the selected note us blue and the other chord tones are grey).

When you are in some key with a lot of sharps/flats, this feature would be very useful - you would see the exact pitch or the whole chord without having to check all those alterations and accidentals. Also very useful when a note is situated on the "added" lines (like A#3 in concert clef, etc.)

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I like the suggestion. I would observe, though, that you can already see the pitch of a select note in the status line at the bottom of the screen. Doesn't help for complex chords, but does for single notes on ledger lines above or below the staff.

When one of the chord tones is "black" note on piano, the color of it is "pink mixed with black" (looks like just "gray"), so user sees three notes with three different colors, but that's not right. See the screenshot attached to get what I mean (in this example I selected the "F" note of the chord)

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