Is there a way that I can have the Musescore software mark each of the black notes?

• Nov 13, 2021 - 23:57

Is there a way that I can have the Musescore software mark each of the black notes? I usually just make it manually with a pen, but I'm wondering if there's something I can do in the software so that I don't have to spend so much time doing it. Thanks!


Aren't all notes black? In other words, when you print a score, all the notes use black ink, yes?
So... why do you want to mark all the notes, and with what kind of mark?

Maybe you mean black notes on a piano as opposed to white? If so, you can change the properties of notes from the inspector panel, e.g. note colour.

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Ah yes, black keys on the piano keyboard...

OK... suppose you have a song with a key signature with lots of flats:

If you want to see which of the notes are played flat (i.e., using black keys on a piano) change the key signature to one without any accidentals (e.g., pick the C major key signature):
A flat accidental will "mark each of the black notes", as shown in the image above.

In reply to by underquark

a) I like the concept of the plugin!

b) If I run the plugin on an A major scale it correctly colors all Fs, Cs and Gs. But I question the name choice of "colorHalfSteps". The task it accomplishes is "ColorSharpOrFlatNotes". Am I missing some logic in the existing name?

c) I tested it on a double sharp and it missed, so the name "ColorAccidentaledNotes" would not presently be appropriate.

d) nice if there was a choice of color

e) I thought the plugin wasn't loading, but later noticed it in the Plugins>Notes: Color Notes and Note Names. I wonder why that hierarchic menu in my configuration?

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