Finger numbers in addition to dots for fretboard diagrams

• Mar 25, 2015 - 11:51

It'd be nice to be able to use fingering numbers in fretboard diagrams, as in this image . Or just as bare numbers.


I've seen fingering numbers in fretboard diagrams which are on their own, but not when they are part of a musical score. The diagrams have to be quite large to display numbers, and the ones MuseScore can display are intentionally fairly small, so that a reasonable amount of music can still be fitted onto a page (usually A4 or Letter).

In my opinion, even the small fretboard diagrams take up too much space, and if I wanted to indicate a specific fingering I would do that in a 'footnote' at the start or end of the score. You could do that by dragging an image of a fretboard diagram, created in other software, into your MuseScore score.

There is this nice toggle function on top of the diagram, which toggles between ' ', '0', 'X'.
Maybe, the easiest way to implement would be to extend this list with '1', '2', '3' and '4'
Then, with each mouse-click, one would be able to choose from this extended list: ' ', 'X', '0', '1', '2', '3' or '4'
Just a thought! And it would indeed be a very nice feature for students.

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