Import of Chord Grids from MusicXML doesn't handle first-fret

• Jan 4, 2021 - 21:12

This was reported in #270988: [MusicXML] first-fret tag not supported for fretboard diagrams, and I just added a comment to it. The report contains a file to use to reproduce the issue. I'm wondering where it sits on the list of things to do - I can't claim it's the most important thing, but it would certainly be nice for me anyway :-)

I encountered it when importing a MusicXML file created using Sibelius. It seems that import doesn't handle the first-fret tag. Instead, all chord grids start at the 1st fret, which can cause the dots to go "off the grid"›

I've attached a screen grab that shows what I mean. You can see in the first chord (Em6/9), which is fingered on frets 5,6, and 7, going "off the grid" after the 5th fret.

I pulled 3.6beta and I can see that the first-fret tag doesn't occur in the code. Unfortunately I'm not a C++ developer so I can't roll up my sleeves and try to do it myself ....

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