note names

• Nov 8, 2019 - 19:45

for the next updare it would be nice if you could do something to separate the notenames from other bits and pieces. It is an improvement that they are beside the chords, not all on top piling up, but I have to drag them apart each one. notenames.jpg


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Are you talking about a plugin, perhaps? I don't think msot notenames are designed for complex music like this, more for children's books. But, consider using the built-in note naming instead (right-click staff, Staff Properties, Advanced Style Properties, Notehead scheme).

In reply to by Jm6stringer

I don't want to sound "elitist", but I think that learning to read music is an absolute necessity and bridge that must be crossed when learning to read music, as it were. The whole reason staves and notes were devised was to show the vertical and horizontal relationships between tones graphically; note-names do this measurably less well. If you don't have training wheels on a bicycle, you might fall off while learning. You will not break any bones trying to read music the way it is intended to be read. Just my $.02.

In reply to by BSG

The whole reason staves and notes were devised was to show the vertical and horizontal relationships between tones graphically; note-names do this measurably less well.

...the deep connection between the staff and the notion of diatonic scale does that for you by design...

I do agree...
Music notation, though it may appear as blobs of ink (ala Jackson Pollock), does carry recognizable shape and meaning. Any competent guitar player should instantly recognize something like this:

Ink_Blobs.png

It's definitely very grapical (and very visual). Also additional info. about relationships between tones is deductible.

Slightly off topic..
Someone (known to MuseScore) has designed art based on this graphical nature of music notation:
https://www.c82.net/offthestaff/
(the OpenScore "visualizer")

In reply to by BSG

to clarify things. When I play my instrument the little dot tells ma where to put my finger, without thinking of notenames, just intuitively, When I analyse I think of the circle of fifths or fourths and many parameters applying, in notenames, what else. When I write I combine both, intuition and analysis, put the little dot where my logical thinking, or intellect, is telling me., or what I played on my instrument, without thinking of notenames. That is my way and I do not care what or how anyone thinks about that. And when I ask a straight forward question about a feature which has been changed with a setup I expect a simple straight forward answer and not a questioning of my abilities or nonabilities. It is of no concern to anybody.

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