Adding new SMuFL glyphs to MuseScore notehead library.

• May 30, 2021 - 21:57
Reported version
3.6
Type
Development
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Dear all

In SMuFL Version 1.4 there have recently been introduced new glyphs as "Techniques noteheads (U+EE70–U+EE7F)", depicted unter https://w3c.github.io/smufl/latest/tables/techniques-noteheads.html; the glyphs are yet not available in the notehead palette of MuseScore, which is what this suggestion is about.

request-notehead-v01.png

The request is to make those four heads available in the shown palette. The glyphs are the fundament of "Rudimental Drumming" notation and used as half and black noteheads (see mscz file).

The benefit of having said four glyphs defined as noteheads in MuseScore opens new horizons to the Rudimental Drummers (and Fifers) to digitize the existing, mostly handwritten literature. This suggestion can be brought into relation with discussions and work on this topic, which was before those four glyphs have been incorporated into SMuFL:
* https://musescore.com/ugehrig/bethania-soloduo-example
* https://musescore.org/en/node/268155
* https://musescore.org/en/node/298682
* https://musescore.org/en/user/3246

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Comments

Hmm, do I see it right that these noteheads only ever make sense in drum notation, but never ever in a normal pitched staff? And as such should not show in the noteheads palette or Inspector at all, only in the Edit Drumset dialog (and then also in a drum staff).

There's a problem with those noteheads: they bring along their own stem, always up (and flag, for the "double" ones), so any 'normal' stem, flag or beam would need to get disabled