Display music as shakuhachi notation

This plugin opens the current score using the ShakuViewer Java program, which displays it as shakuhachi notation. More information about ShakuViewer is available here: //sites.google.com/site/razvanswebsite/shakuhachi/software .

Since plugins are handled differently in the legacy MuseScore 1 and the new Musescore 2, two versions of the plugin are made available:

  • For MuseScore 1: Download the attached ZIP file OpenInShakuViewer.zip and extract the plugin file called OpenInShakuViewer.js, then install it in MuseScore. For plugin installation instructions see: //musescore.org/en/handbook/plugins .
  • For MuseScore 2: Download the attached ZIP file OpenInShakuViewer-v2.zip and extract the plugin file called OpenInShakuViewer.qml, then install it in MuseScore. For plugin installation instructions see: //musescore.org/en/handbook/plugins-0 .

NOTE: After installing the plugin in the appropriate MuseScore directory, you need to change the variable SV_PATH in the plugin file to point to the actual location where ShakuViewer is installed on your computer.

The plugin will appear as a menu entry in the Plugins menu called Open in ShakuViewer. When you select it, the currently opened score will be converted automatically to MusicXML format, and saved in the directory where ShakuViewer is installed as plugin_score.xml.

In case you encounter any errors (ShakuViewer doesn't start, no score is displayed, etc.):

  • For MuseScore 1: Please check the log messages available in plugin_stderr.txt and plugin_stdout.txt, both in the directory where ShakuViewer is installed.
  • For MuseScore 2: Plugin output is not yet saved as the procedure to do it is not clear, so you will need to run the standalone ShakuViewer from the command line and check the output directly.

Acknowledgment

This plugin was created at the suggestion of Hiroshi Tachibana, the developer of the "Shakuhachi and Shinobue" MuseScore plugin: //musescore.org/en/project/shakuhachi .

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