Feature suggestion regarding adding notes/interval below note
So, I'm relatively (very) new to Musescore, and I must say I quite like it. I'm very optimistic for the future as well. The features teased for MS4 looks great, and the latest push for the engraving side is also very promising! Can't wait to see where this all goes.
There is always room for improvements, though, so I'd like to submit this request. I think that it's highly valuable to be able to add notes/intervals below a selected note, especially for educational purposes. Adding notes above and transposing them makes for a lot of clicks, and quickly gets confusing for inexperienced kids/youths. Adding notes/intervals below selected notes is far easier to understand, in my experience as a teacher.
Now, I now there is "add interval below" functionality already included, but without hotkeys. Finding a range of suitable free hotkeys is challenging, though, and I've also had bad luck trying to set up hotkeys at all. That's a question for another thread, though.
I think I have found what might be a clean, simple and elegant (I hope) solution to this. My proposal would be to add a simple "toggle switch" that would switch both the "add interval" and "add note to chord" functions from above to below, with one simple hotkey to switch between them - let's call it X for now (though you guys would probably find a better one). I've made a mock-up picture of how a menu might look, but this would apply to both sub menus, I imagine. So, default mode for both intervals and note names are "over", then you press X (or toggle in menu) to switch to "under" when you need to add below. Seems elegant to me, anyway. I don't see to many situations where one would need to switch often between adding over or below, but I can see them both being very valuable input modes at different times. This would give a lot more control with a lot fewer both clicks and hotkeys, I think.
Coding is beyond my skill set, I'm afraid, so I'd have to leave this here with you - I'd love to learn, but there's just not enough time. Since a lot of this functionality is already implemented, though, my guess is that experienced coders would be able to set this up easy enough - although I might be naive... ;-)
Have a look at the mock up, and see what you think. Don't mind the language mismatch - I have the menus in Norwegian, although they're not fully translated. I don't know if I've managed to be sufficiently clear and concise, and would be happy to explain more if needed. Also, I'd be most happy help testing, of course (which I might do anyway)!
Keep up the good work!
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