Guitar strums are incorrect

• Feb 16, 2020 - 01:57

The strum arrows should be reversed. listen to the downstroke and the upstroke in the attached file. the problem is simple. On the downstroke of the guitar, the lowest note sounds first and the highest note sounds last. Visa versa on the upstroke. The strings are set so that it's low E to high E. The downstroke goes down to the highest note. The upstroke goes up to the lowest note. To correct this, you only need reverse the graphics on this line on the master palette. I don't know how it is on the violin. I think the upstroke goes from highest to lowest note also.

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These arpeggios go from one pitch to another, lower pitches are low in staff, higher pitches higher. Indeed Guitars are strung the other way round, but that doesn't affect the normal notation and thus not the arpeggios.
So this is not the strum direction as used on a guitar, but the order of notes.

In reply to by Rockhoven

That is the standare for any notation. Arrow points into the direction the notes are played, down arpeggio from high to low notes, not the direction of the strum movement, down meaning low to high string.
Violins are not strummed at all BTW.
These markings are arpeggios, not strum direction indicators.
There are similar looking symbols (with shorter/contant length) in the master palette's symbole palette for strumming, but those won't affect playback.

Those are not really 'strum' arrows. Consider, for instance, what some call 'rolled' chords (arpeggios) played on a piano, or a harp. The arrows show the direction of the 'roll' - notes are played either low-to-high or high-to-low.
Because the piano keyboard sits horizontally, there is no 'up' or 'down' playing direction (relative to earth's gravity) as on guitar, which is why the arpeggio arrows show progression of pitches - so that the music notation is more universal.

The same would occur for a left-handed guitar player who does not re-string his guitar for left-handedness. In this case the highest sounding guitar string would be closest to his face (lowest sounding towards the floor), so his 'up' strum (low-to-high) would sound like a right-handed guitarist's 'down' strum (low-to-high). The identical arpeggio arrow notation would be used for each.

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