Visual selection with auto-fill
With MuseScore 2 it is not possible to visually drag a selection and use the selection to fill a number of staves and measures.
I was intrigued by the question raised in: https://musescore.org/en/node/105346 on how to add a rest.
When I started with MuseScore, I had the same question. Fortunately, there is a lot of information out here to help you on our way.
Recently, I had the need for a use case when transcribing score to add a score pattern over several measures and staves. At present, this can be done using cut and paste. However, if there are many measures and staves to fill, this can become cumbersome, even if you try to be clever with the way you copy and paste.
Ability to select a score pattern. Visually select it to drag and auto-fill a number of bars and/or staves with the score pattern.
A score pattern can be anything: a melody, or rests of different duration.
How it can be implemented is shown in the mock-up. The process is very similar to those in applications such as Microsoft Excel's auto-fill feature.
For this to work I think the following logic need to be added to MuseScore:
The area will be filled with the selected source pattern if the targeted area is empty (filled with default pauses). The source pattern can consist of one or more bars.
If the targeted area contains a pattern of rests or notes, a dialog will be displayed to offer the user to:
- overwrite the score in the targeted area,
- any existing score within the targeted area will be inserted into the same number of bars next to the targeted area. It effectively, moves the existing score over to the next number of bars.
- Also it should offer the user to make a defailt choice and never show the dialog again.
One can even think of extending the auto-fill feature to selected some notes to copy the them across staves on the same beat.
Is this something that can enhance the MuseScore functionality?
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