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GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 8
6 days ago • 0 comments

Hi,

This week was spent tidying up the last bits relevent to the MVP. Unfortunately, the placement of the diagram on the score is proving difficult and isn't quite finished yet.
I talked to a few harp players, looked through some music and had a go on a pedal harp (which was quite difficult - not an option for a career change!) to give me a feel for where pedal changes should be placed "horizonally" on a score. Damping of

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jamesmmizen GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 7
1 week ago • 0 comments

Hello everyone,

As we've reached the halfway point in the project, I have completed my MVP. The final pull request can be seen here There are a few issues left to sort out, mainly concerning the behaviour of the pop-up when opened. However, the UI and score elements I implemented earlier have married up very nicely, hopefully offering an easy and intuitive way of editing them.
Here's an example of a user adding a diagram.
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Ex 1:

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jamesmmizen GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 6
3 weeks ago • 0 comments

Hello everyone,

I have one week left to finish the MVP for the pedalling diagrams, and I'm very close! This week I managed to get the UI for the diagrams mostly put together - there are a few layout and spacing tweaks to finish off, and the placement of the popup within the score leaves a lot to be desired. Despite this, the diagrams are on their way to being editable through the UI. Currently they can be changed between

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jamesmmizen GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 5
3 weeks ago • 0 comments

Hello all,

I tidied up the last bits of the harp pedalling diagrams you will see in the score this week - they are ready to go and the changes can be seen in this pull request.
I have also made a start on the popup editor for the diagrams. These popup dialogues will be used for many different elements, so I've been trying to make them as generic as possible for a wide variety of future use cases.

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jamesmmizen GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 4
1 month ago • 0 comments

Hello all,

This week has seen a lot of progress in terms of style and adding text diagrams. I'm at a point where I can show you the examples from Debussy's Arabesques seen in the first blog post in MuseScore! The work so far has been added to a pull request. This isn't entirely finished however, and I have a few extra bits to add before it's mergeable.

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Ex 1: Excerpt from Debussy's Arabesques with harp pedalling in

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GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 3

1 month ago • 0 comments

Hello everyone,

This week, I have finally made some tangible progress within the program! The harp palette has been added and the pedalling diagrams can be placed in the score. Currently it is only possible to add the graphic diagrams, not the text versions, and they remain uneditable for the moment.

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Ex 1: A pedalling diagram in the new harp palette

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Ex 2: A pedalling diagram which has been added to the score

The style and placement of

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GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 2

1 month ago • 0 comments

Hi everyone,
This won't be a hugely interesting post I'm afraid as the time I've spent on the project this week has been mostly essential work behind the scenes. Through this I've learned a lot more about how the engraving internals work and interact with each other.
I also added a palette section for new harp notation. For now, this will just be the pedalling diagrams, but there are many other pieces of harp notation we could add in the

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GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling week 1

1 month ago • 1 comment

Hello all,
This week began with a meeting about the final design for the diagrams and UI to edit them. Below you can see Martin's (Tantacrul's) design for both. The diagrams have been added to the Leland font already, ready for me to use!
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After the meeting I wrote up a solid plan for what I'd like to achieve when, before making a start on the class which will actually represent the diagrams in the score. The diagrams will

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GSoC 2022 - Harp pedalling diagrams

2 months ago • 0 comments

Hello everyone, my name is James and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been chosen to take on one of this year’s projects for Google Summer of Code. I’ll be working on adding a well integrated method of adding and editing harp pedalling diagrams to scores. Harps have seven foot pedals that are used to sharpen or flatten certain strings. The pedalling diagram tells the harpist which pedals they need to press to get the correct pitches for the current

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