Playback of Chord Symbols

• Feb 4, 2019 - 07:37
Reported version
3.0
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

In the early phase of song writing I use a simple score with "voice" to write the vocal melody and maybe some preliminary lyrics. I use chord symbols to write the chord progression (as maybe many others do as well). It would be very helpful to actually hear the chords together with the melody.

What I currently do, is to add a piano line and insert the chords with a very basic rhythm, sometimes just whole of half notes. When I'm in the process of writing / rewriting melody and chord progression, it would be much faster if I only had to rewrite the chords and leave writing the piano arrangement to to the phase when the basic composition is done.

I would propose the following:
- At minimum Piano sound only, the luxury variant would be free choice on the sound
- default duration whole note (Luxury variant: some configurable value)
- repeated until the next chord symbol
- if the next chord symbol follows shorter than the default duration, than this should be use as the duration instead. See also attached file.

Links:
https://musescore.org/en/node/275304
https://musescore.org/en/node/281558

Attachment Size
Playback_of_chord_symbols (1).mscz 5.78 KB

Comments

Priority P2 - Medium

I personally am happy to see this left open. I don't see us trying to compete with iReaol Pro etc, but some basic facility seems useful. There are lots and lots of issues in deciding how to do it, though, and just agreeing on what is actually wanted (what rhythm? piano voicings? guitar voicings? what about bass? notes displayed on staves or just happening magically?) is probably the biggest roadblock.

Could make a good GSoC project...