Some bugs of and update suggestions for MuseScore 3.0
I am an MD and amateur composer with significant experience in musical scoring software and I want to report some bugs of MuseScore 3.0 I have discovered recently:
1a. The lines of the musical staff aren't numbered from bottom-to-up, BUT from up-to-bottom which isn't correct in music: all the musical pedagogy uses this bottom-up numbering. I have discovered this bug by selecting Staff properties - 2 lines staff option, which generates a musical staff with lines of F and D (in treble clef) instead of lines of E and G (considering C as having its own "0th" ledger line).
1b. A flexible elegant way to solve this bug would be actually to let the user choose from a separate menu what lines he exactly wants to use (F, D, B, G or E, in treble clef OR 1st line=E, 2nd line=G, 3rd line=B, 4th line=D and 5th line=F).
1c. Another argument would be that
1d. If this bug would be solved, than MuseScore would be the ideal software to write scores using a modular periodic bilnear staff (MPBS) which I promote from some time (I was partially constrained to create my own software called LeadMuse for that purpose). See links below:
When I try to paste a chord symbol on a note in a tuplet, it generates the error "cannot interesect with a tuplet", although this shouldn't be a problem, as any composer should be free to choose any note from a tuplet for a chord change.
When I double-click a word in a text box (from a score), that word isn't automatically selected, although this is an almost universal (and very useful and time-sparing!) feature of any text editor.
When I choose the text of a chord symbol and try to BOLD it, the text of that chord disappears. I think it would be a useful feature to let the composer/writer/teacher choose some chord symbols to be emphasized with bold or even underline if necessary for him.
I also want to report some potentially useful updates of future MuseScore versions:
- When any object from the score is selected, the specific palette of options (corresponding to that object) to be automatically opened (concomitantly with closing all the other palettes)
- To let the user customize what options to appear in each palette of the "Basic workshop" (accordingly to what objects each one uses most often).
- To let the user choose manually (by selecting a measure from a score and dragging it closer or more distant from an adjacent staff) the staff spacing between any two chosen adjacent musical staves.