Fingering placement in MS 3.0

• Dec 6, 2018 - 13:58

For guitarists, the fingering in MS 2.x works very well:

  1. "LH Guitar Fingering" provides default placement to the left of the note, which is a very common choice in published scores. e.g.
    1_lh_placement.PNG

    This can be easily adjusted to other positions near the notehead. The adjusted fingering can also be applied to other notes by copy-and-paste.

  2. "Fingering" provides further useful default positions for the guitarist:

    fingering1.png and fingering2.png

Conclusion: The default fingering placements in MS 2.x should be left unchanged in MS 3.


Comments

The attached scores show how the new "L H Guitar Fingering" is placed in MS 3.0-dev. There are still some bugs to be ironed out. IMV, it provides some very useful positions, its limitation being that it always places fingering for single, beamed notes above/below the beam: published scores also favour placing the fingering to the left of the stem or the notehead. Another issue is that it may not be practical to use the X- and Y- style offsets to fine-tune the positioning, because up- and down-stem notes may have contrary positioning requirements.

Suggestion: Introduce the new LH Guitar Fingering, but keep the old LH Guitar fingering (and Fingering) as well.

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