Feature request: automatically create new bars when advancing past the last bar in note entry
(note that I use the british term "bar" here – substitute "bar" for "measure" if preferred.)
- I start note entry with a small number of empty bars ahead
- I enter a melody using the keyboard
- In the last bar, on the last beat, MuseScore will not advance the cursor and will overwrite that last beat with every entered note
- When finished with the melody, I realize MuseScore has discarded a number of notes that I believed I had entered
Since I've started using MuseScore a long time ago, I have often run into this issue. When entering a melody, I am usually focussed on imagining that melody and getting the notes right. Therefore I often do not notice that I am going past the last bar.
MuseScore provides auditory feedback by playing back those notes to me. Unfortunately, in this case, the auditory feedback does not correspond to what MuseScore puts down in music. This may be misleading.
At minimum, MuseScore should offer an option like "Append new bars when entering music". I personally think, it should be on by default.
When this option is off, MuseScore should either provide some different kind of auditory feedback, e.g. no sound at all. Or alternatively, MuseScore should not accept note entry at all and thus produce no sound either.