Automatic renaming of chord symbols when changing the fret number of a fretboard diagram.
a) Create a melody in Musescore (ar take an available score).
b) Mark a certain note or chord at the stave.
c) Click on a proper fretboard diagram in the template section, in order to attach it to that note/chord. The diagram brings along with it the appropriate chord name an places it automatically on top of itself.
d) Go to the inspector while this diagram is marked.
e) Change the fret number of this diagram. The Name of the chord symbol has to change, too - but it does NOT!
The feature, that a diagram brings along its chord symbol to the stave, is highly valuable. I don't want to do without it. As valuable ist the possibility to create one's own diagrams. I have used it to a reasonable extent and it relieves me a good deal in placing even intricate diagrams to the stave. So far I'm happy.
No one has all the possible diagrams in his templates, though. It would be counterproductive, for your overview would completely get lost. Therefore you regularly face the issue that you place a diagram on the stave and afterward have to - at least - change the fret number of the diagram. That's a minimum of effort and unavoidable. However, once you've changed the fret number, the Name of the chord symbol inevitably has to change, too. At that very moment, you have to start a second action and rename the chord symbol. Frankly spoken, as valuable as the advantage of bringing along the chord symbol with the diagram might be, this advantage is almost completely consumed by the necessity of editing it, after moving the diagram. It is no more of use, for I then as well can create a new chord symbol with CTRL+K.
Therefore, here is my suggestion:
There is e biunique relation between a number of steps up or down the fretboard and a consecution of chord name root letters. Therefore It should be possible to automatically change the root letter of the related chord symbol according to the number and the direction of steps done with the diagram on the fretboard.
I am aware, that what looks easy at first glance bears some tricky aspects. I have pondered over this an have taken down my ideas in a word file, which I upload to this issue. Please take a moment and read through the file, if my ideas could be helpful and foster the realization of that issue. I'm sure quite a lot of guitarists will praise you for that.
best regards, Michael Gimmel
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