Using '.' after chord letter to force playback of bass only: is this a good long term workaround?

• Dec 3, 2020 - 18:08

For diatonic accordion scores I need to notate playing left hand bass by upper case chord letter (C G ..), and playing chord by lower case (c, g, ...).
It doesn't matter that it is for diatonic accordion, I give that info only to show that it isn't a crazy idea of me, just a common notation for that instrument.
Anyway, using uppercase and lowercase is allowed in style by unchecking Automatic Capitalization for chords.
Before the chord playback area that did the job.
Now with playback of chords (and without looking for audio perfection, that's not my goal), I would of course prefer to have bass only for uppercase chords.
As it happens I have found a quite usable workaround: just add a dot after the chord letter, it seems that MuseScore doesn't recognize the Chord realization and therefore plays the bass only with is just perfect for me.
My question is: is this a good long term workaround or will soon MuseScore change the way to play G. C. ... ?
P.S. attached a very simple example

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

No, this is the textbook definition of close voicing, and also what virtually all real world applications would require. Whether or not you include a bass note has nothing at all to do with whether the voicing itself is close or not.

So, close voicing with bass note is C-E-G near middle C, plus C an octave or two below. Close voicing without bass note is C-E-G near middle C, without the lower C.

An open voicing (like drop 2) would spread that C-E-G wider, like maybe E3-C4-G4, but this too could be done without or without added bass note.

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