Chord playback coupled to slash notation
I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I can't find the relative threads, so I'll ask again. Also, maybe this feature already exists, and I just haven't found it yet. If that is the case, I'd be very happy if someone could point me in the right direction to find it.
There's been a lot of discussion about toggling on and off chord playback, and also discussion about the sounds which are heard (or are not heard) with slash notation.
It is not always advantageous to fill the staff with all the notes of written chords, especially for instruments like guitar, where many players would prefer to use their own voicings for the chords. Rhythmic/slash notation is perfect for these situations, but unfortunately, we lose the playback when we toggle from traditional to slash notation.
Prior to MS 3.X, when chord playback was implemented, I would go through a bit of a workaround to notate slash notation for guitar rhythms, while the actual notes were played in a duplicate/hidden instrument. This worked fine, but it meant that any edit in either part would have to be duplicated in the other, which is time consuming, and sometimes errors occured when making the duplicate edits.
Chord playback, while a very useful tool, does not appear to have the ability to play much in the way of rhythm.
What I would like to know is if it is possible to create a playback option which instructs MuseScore to play chords using the rhythm indicated in the slash notation? I was told in the past that it was not possible at the time for the program to decipher the notes hidden under a rhythmic slash. This seemed odd at the time as you could easily toggle between exact pitches and slashes, yet not recognize the notes under the slash. With the developments in chord playback, is there a reason that MuseScore cannot yet apply the written rhythms to the indicated chords?
Thanks so much.