Fingering is too small on small notes / chords

• Oct 21, 2020 - 12:42
Reported version
3.5
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
Yes
Workaround
No
Project

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.5.2.311459983, revision: 465e7b6

Open the attached score. You can immediately see that all fingering numbers/letters have been reduced in size on small notes/chords. The font-size should, of course, be as for normal size notes.

Attachment Size
fingering_small_notes.mscz 5.86 KB

Comments

Severity S2 - Critical S5 - Suggestion

This is currently by design - most people have requested markings on small notes to be small. I could imagine why fingering might be considered an exception, though. So I encourage you to start a discussion on the forum to see if others agree.

Staff text isn't attached to a "note" but to a "segment" - a position in time on a staff. It's been suggested that they should scale, and that's also a valid user request that is being considered for MuseScore 4. But the things actually attached to notes or chords - like accidentals, or articulations - do scale with the notes, as users expect. Fingering is the only text type attached to a note.

So again, I can potentially see arguments for why fingering should be treated as an exception, but also arguments for why it shouldn't be. It would be important to get a consensus among multiple users before making such a change.

Yes, for the cadenza case, that could make sense, although by no means a given - the larger fingerings could make the overall effect too cluttered in some cases. For the cue note case, it's even less clear. This is why, again, I say it's important to get a broad range of opinions considering a variety of real world use cases.