Pitch before Duration input method
All the exiting note input methods are based on the Duration first rule. There had been suggestions and discussions about the other way around before. It appears that there are some popularity for the Pitch first method, as it is available in all other three major apps now. I consider the advantage of Pitch before Duration method when inputting only using computer keyboard as:
1. Improved ergonomics. Unlike one hand on numbers while another on A-G, With left hand on the number keys and right hand on the arrow keys, two hands are properly separated (This requires the pitch can be defined by the up/down arrow keys).
2. Not needing to worry about the letter names, I can think in terms of relative pitch, which can be very musical. In my case, I have the solfege in mind. As long as I find the tonic note, the rest are all relative.
3. By reducing A-G seven letters to two arrow keys, the process is greatly simplified, thus increased speed.
I genuinely hope MU can add this new input method, as Solfege is a recognized, if not the mainstream approach. Thanks for your consideration.