Harp Color Notes by Pedal

Colors notes in a selection based on which pedal affects which notes. The goal is to make it easier to identify all the necessary pedal changes. Dialogue box allows user to select which notes.


In an extract from Swan Lake, Scene No 1 by Tchaikovsky, colorizing the E and G notes highlights all four pedal changes.

Installation Instructions

Install the plugin according to https://musescore.org/en/handbook/2/plugins or https://musescore.org/en/handbook/plugins. Usually this means

  1. Put harp_colors.qml into your MuseScore2/Plugins or harp_colors-3.x.qml into your MuseScore3/Pluins directory
  2. Use the Plugin Manager to enable the harp_colors or harp_colors-3.x
  3. Restart MuseScore (only needed with MuseScore 2)

It will appear in Plugins > Harp > Colour Notes by Pedal. If you want to change which menu this plugin appears in, change the QML line menuPath: "Plugins.Harp.Color Notes by Pedal" to the path you prefer.


  1. Select the measure or chord where you want the pedal diagram to appear. (It will not run if you select a single note).
  2. Run the plugin (Plugins > Harp > Color Notes by Pedal)

    a. Select which notes you want colorized
    b. Select whether you want to make them black or tinted
    c. Click OK

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harp_colors.qml 9.76 KB
harp_colors-3.x.qml 9.44 KB