Left-Handed Barre Chords in Fretboard Diagram Editor

• Aug 6, 2018 - 18:42

I play guitare left-handed, but with a right-handed guitare, so when I create fretboard diagrams, I flip them horizontally from the original version.
Now, in the fretboard diagram editor, I must hold the " ↑ " key down to make a barre chord, and then click on any string to determine where the finger should end, starting from the RIGHT side, which is the problem I am facing since I want the black line coming from the LEFT side.
I checked in "Style>General>Chord_Symbols", but I couldn't find the appropriate function to flip it as in a mirror, with the barre symbol coming from the left.

Thank you...


You mean the Shift key, not the up-arrow key, tight?
Anyway, there is no such option, bit is sound like a good idea. Also the ability to have mid-board barres, i.e. not covering the out-most strings should be made possible, and probably could, at the same time

In reply to by G-Power

As far as I know, barre chords appear in a similar way whether for right-handed and left-handed in published scores, and also in more specialized guitar programs, such as Guitar Pro.
I'm not saying that this is a good thing or not, it's a finding.

In GP, there is a right-handed and left-handed options, but in Note input mode, with the virtual fretboard (what MuseScore still does not have!), ie the first fret of the fretboard is displayed to the right side. But the displaying of the fret diagrams is not concerned (or so, I really missed something, maybe/maybe not)

I do not have lessons to give you, especially since I'm right-handed player (!), but if you are a beginner, it may be wise to adapt to the standard display. Because, as said, published scores do not offer these kinds of options. I imagine it would be a complicated business to publish both right-handed and left-handed scores.

Nevertheless, I try to put myself in your place. If I understand (tell me if I am wrong), for example, on the image below, you display the C as the second shown (instead of the first one)

For the barre chords, there is a workaround, by creating two fret diagrams (a barre chord on two or three strings, or more - and that can be kept in a custom palette for reuse - and another one with dots), the goal being to display a single fret diagram by overlapping.

The process is explained in this thread (related to a partial barre, but the idea is the same): https://musescore.org/en/node/274782#comment-846473,
and therefore on the same attached image above (example with a A7, barre chord 2th fret)

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