Bagpipe Note Range (V2.0.0 rev a25a40b)

• Dec 7, 2014 - 13:23

I am not sure this is a bug, but when I am typing (using keyboard) in the notes for a bagpipe score, the software chooses a note that is out of range for the instrument. So, for example, if I type in a C, B, A, G, F, it chooses the F that is on the first space of the treble clef -- which is not a bagpipe note. I believe the software should choose the F that is an octave higher.


In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have been using Ctrl+Up/Down, but thought the algorithm could be augmented slightly for the better.

I think the algorithm is correct, however I believe the bounds (note range) of the instrument should be included in the algorithm. If the instrument doesn't have the note while going down (say), then it should just bump up an octave automatically.

In reply to by notlightnorchroma

It's not a bad suggestion. I worry, though, that you can't really depend on the instrument range feature. For many instruments, the ranges chosen are pretty arbitrary - highest note on trumept is dependent on skill of player, for example. And people often use the "wrong" instrument for whatever reason, like using clarinet for a voice staff because you liek the playback sound better.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Seems like an opportunity for an option (or options). The saxophone has a lower bound (often a low B flat), but no upper bound. The bagpipe has an lower (low G) and upper bound (high A). Not sure if the trumpet has a lower bound.

So, it would be handy to indicate (as a checkbox option) if the instrument on that particular staff was bounded by its range. Or, two checkbox options (lower and upper bound limits). Would be great input to the data entry portion algorithm.

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