Provide a way to attach a slur to a specific note within a chord

• Apr 14, 2019 - 05:04
Reported version
3.0
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

1)The desired outcome is A.
2)After selecting the desired note as the beginning of the slur, the result of typing the S key is B.
3)The result of typing the X key is C.

It can be corrected using the mouse, but it is desirable that it can be done in the form of A without correction.
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Comments

Priority P2 - Medium

Well, it's not standard notation, so I'm not sure how automatic it should ever be, but I could imagine some sort of command to force that behavior, something like Shift+Up on the slur handle to change the attachment to a different note within the chord. Unfortunately that would require a significant change to our data structure for slurs, but worth considering for sure.

The specific case of grace notes is indeed special; I wasn't considering that but thought the request was about slurs betwen arbitrary notes within chords.

One possible way to address this then would be to devise a way to specify which note the grace note is attached to and using that as the basis for computing the end element for the slur. That's probably a bit less involved than allowing any note in any chord to serve as a sur end or start point. The latter is possible but probably requires not just a UI change but a file format change too. Actually, the grace note change probably would too.