Some musescore improvements maybe
Hi, I use MuseScore a tiny bit for entering Guitar Tabs to document my guitar finger technique exercises which are mostly arpeggios for jazz accompanyment (Bossa whatever). For music note entry I prefer Band In A Box and what I was trying to do as explained below really highlights why I prefer BIAB.
I was trying to use AnthemScore (a transcribe assistance software that figures out the notes for you from .wav/mp3 files) along with its export to MuseScore to transcribe my jazz guitar solo for capturing good motifs for writings songs or repeat use in improvising. I found that the slight inaccuracies in my timing made using Musescore impractical since the notation is far too complex and dragging a note to a new horizontal timing position with auto adjust of the timing notation is not possible. "Band In A Box" can do this. Specifically I can (click and drag) the note to the horizontal position I want as well as the (click and drag) the note to the vertical pitch position I want with it sounding the note as I do it. I attached two images of the "Band In A Box" (BIAB) notation screens used for this. I marked them up to explain them a bit. The Staff roll notation mode is very useful. I just started using it to adjust the note duration. To bad they do not have it set up so I can drag the duration of the note (always room for improvement). I am wondering if Sibelius can do it. I just did a google images search "images of Sibelius staff roll mode" and it does not seem to have it. If that is in fact true it is very unfortunate. It is such and amazing feature.
I suggested the BIAB people keep a record of the emails of people who send in bug reports, dumps, feature requests, etc so they can be notified when these program changes are made. It is a form of marketing idea. I would love to get an email if this feature was put in otherwise I would have to put a record in my reminder database to remind me to ask once a year (probably won't do that and probably will assume the feature is not in).
So what did I decide to do in the end? I used the AnthemScore basic screen (the wave form screen) where the notes show on the wave form. The beat markers are pretty accurate for record lifting and for our jams with BIAB count in I can make the beat markers dead on. So I just use this helpful screen to figure out the notes or chords and I enter the notes directly into BIAB. I suppose I could in some cases enter the notes directly in MuseScore but I use BIAB heavily already for my Jazz Jams Club activities so I may as well have the notes in BIAB where I can play them against the built in backing Tracks feature of BIAB.