Add the ability for real strumming notation and playback, including the string order

• Jul 29, 2021 - 13:03
Reported version
3.6
Type
Performance
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Due to the nature of ukulele default tuning as G4-C4-E4-A4 (except for low G ukulele), the playback of an up strum (using arppegios) should end on G4. However, playback instead takes the chord and arppegiates it pitch-wise, ending on C4. An up strum on ukulele is sometimes used to emphasize the inner note of a chord, but the playback does not allow this to occur. Please let me know if this explanation is not sufficiently clear.

Edit: This has been resubmitted as feature suggestion as opposed to minor (bug).

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Comments

Problem is that, at least in this case, strumming is not the same as arpeggio. The latter is always up or down the chord's pitches.
Using arpeggion it simulate strumming therefor is not possible, not in this case at least, that's the cost to pay for having to use a workaround.

I'd see this as by design rather than as a (minor) bug.
A feature request (AKA Suggestion) might be in order to support real strumming. Maybe even as an Arpeggio style, Arpeggio Up/Down, Strumming Up/Down, the latter with an adjusted speed.

Title Ukulele Tablature Strumming Playback: Wrong String Order Add the abilite for real strumming
Workaround No Yes

Workaround currently is to use Arpeggios, but that
a) comes with a wrong speed (too slow usually)
and
b) fails miserably for instruments that don't have their strings ordered by pitch (like Ukulele)

Title Add the ability for real strumming notation and playback Add the ability for real strumming notation and playback, including the string order

I'd recommend the addition a strum symbols property (including arpeggio and Down/Up symbols):

• Get playback note order from the String Data or from the tablature staff.

scorster