Working with harmonica tablature...

• Dec 30, 2022 - 00:48

I'm working around with a chromatic harmonica tab score in MuseScore 3.0 (any word on when the plugin will be available in v. 4.0??)
I like the system of + for blow, - for draw and s for slide button, by the way (I suppose once I find the feature request page, to add support for 16-hole chromatic)
Anyway, I'm not sure how to best stretch or compress the score that the tabs don't look like a descending staircase (and be able to bottle it for future use)

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In reply to by graffesmusic

Thanks for the MS4 plugin!
My working with the stretch commands in MS3 did not go I'm hoping that I can make it behave better in MS4...
Individual measure stretching does work better in MS4...
Lastly (for now?) I may need to move a measure from one line to another so that when I stretch or compress a particular measure, I don't force the tabs to stack on top of each other in a following (or preceding) measure (As an example, if I could move measure 70 to the next line, then stretching measures 68 and 69 will have more room to work with

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In reply to by graffesmusic

Will test it shortly...(a 16-hole chromatic has an octave below middle C, and is numbered 1., 2., 3., 4. -- the normal 12-hole chromatic numbering picks up from there:
1. 2. 3. 4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12)
I could use a way of removing the tabs (or system text) without having to do it one at a time....
Now, in the attached, the 16-hole tabs are above the 12-hole ones....instead of an "X" for the Bb below middle C (which is not accessible on a 12-hole chrome in C), it would have

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In reply to by graffesmusic

Hello @graffesmusic!

I have an updated version of this plugin, with some bug fixes as well, since pull requests in the GitHub repo are ignored:

I had submitted a PR for 16 holes since September 2021:

(I use ° symbol to denote the bass register, ie: 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, as it looks similar to the customary in 16 hole chromatic hardware covers that use a dotted number, see attached picture)

Here is an example that uses all registers from a 16 holes chromatic:
* Merry Go Round of Life:
* Chromatic Harmonica Scales and Arpeggios (Grades: 0 1 2 3 4 5 - Colored):

Do you work at MuseScore? Could you add yourself or me as contributors of the tablature github repository? Or do you know who to ask for this?

I am glad you've updated the plugin and posted it, however it would be ideal if this was versioned as well, and that new contributions are taken into account.

Best regards,
Ismael Venegas AKA HarmonicaMuse

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

No reply from the core team. Which basically means those repos are officially orphaned and up for the grabs...

I so far took over the ones for and, linked the 1 pending PR for each and for the latter ported it to 4.x. has 10 PRs pending...

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