Human Touch (#2)
I've been thinking for quite a long time about the possibility of MuseScore adding emphasis to music based on the metrical pulses of the beats of a measure.
When a child sings Happy Birthday, they almost instinctively do so with the Strong, Weak, Weak inflection that we recognize as 3/4 time. That same pulse lies under a Haydn minuet, a Strauss waltz, and a Chopin Polonaise. (though with differing weights of the stresses, and often with subtle and sophisticated treatment of the subdivision of the beats.) If the child sings Mary had a Little Lamb, they will do so with the Strong, Weak, Medium, Weak emphasis we instantly recognize as 4/4 time. We may call these the grooves of the music.
Unless we make manual adjustments to the score, MuseScore does not differentiate the stresses that underlie the different meters. If you enter four measures of eighth notes, each of those notes will have the same volume. It is possible, but very time consuming, to adjust the dynamics of the music on a note-by-note basis by editing the velocity value in the inspector or by adding invisible dynamic markings to each note.
What I am suggesting is kind of "Intelligent Groove" within MuseScore wherein you can select a score or a passage of music and assign a groove, which will then automatically adjust the stresses within the measure by a pre-determined set of values. You could perhaps have a knob or slider that allows the user to adjust the weight of the groove to suit the style of music. Some popular or dance grooves may have a particularly heavy feel, while others may be much more subtle. You could pre-set a known groove to a piece of music when you begin, or experiment and apply different grooves as you fine-tune your work.
If a child can do it, I'm sure we can convince the metrical clocks that power MuseScore to do it too.