Provide a way to attach a slur to a specific note within a chord

• Apr 14, 2019 - 05:04
Reported version
P2 - Medium
S5 - Suggestion

1)The desired outcome is A.
2)After selecting the desired note as the beginning of the slur, the result of typing the S key is B.
3)The result of typing the X key is C.

It can be corrected using the mouse, but it is desirable that it can be done in the form of A without correction.

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Priority P2 - Medium

Well, it's not standard notation, so I'm not sure how automatic it should ever be, but I could imagine some sort of command to force that behavior, something like Shift+Up on the slur handle to change the attachment to a different note within the chord. Unfortunately that would require a significant change to our data structure for slurs, but worth considering for sure.

The specific case of grace notes is indeed special; I wasn't considering that but thought the request was about slurs betwen arbitrary notes within chords.

One possible way to address this then would be to devise a way to specify which note the grace note is attached to and using that as the basis for computing the end element for the slur. That's probably a bit less involved than allowing any note in any chord to serve as a sur end or start point. The latter is possible but probably requires not just a UI change but a file format change too. Actually, the grace note change probably would too.

Workaround Yes No

Hi folks, sorry to bump an old thread, but just wondering whether this is still being looked at, and if so whether a fix is likely to be implemented any time soon?
Either way, I just wanted to echo @y_yamada's original point, as I am also struggling with this; and, following on from the very apposite Fernando Sor score example above, I think it's worth noting that this is a particular problem when notating guitar music, as it is quite common to use slurs to indicate e.g. Hammer-Ons / Pull-Offs between moving notes within a larger chord, and a moving note could be anywhere within the chord.

Frequency Once Many

Multiple slurs between chords is common. If you need 3 slurs between chords, you must enter 3 chords and move 2 of them.

I agree that it is an issue. Putting in all the slurs and manually adjusting them takes a lot of time in certain contexts, plus it is not guaranteed to conform to engraving rules.

Hi, I also vote for fix of this issue. I am writing music for lute in tablature. There is it wery annoying to correct every slur manually. And more, if I wrap score, the slur bacame wrong again!
Using Musescore from version 2. In version 4 still is not any improove in this issue.
Thanks V.

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