Play Panel as study guide

• Feb 21, 2022 - 18:17
Reported version
3.6
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

I'd like to see MuseScore’s Play Panel refined and enhanced to offer a streamlined and comprehensive set of tools for practicing and studying music and a collection of tools that allows teachers to design detailed study guides, for instance a teacher could create:

   • a list of looping sections (any loop could be a full measure or group of measures, or from any beat to another)
   • the student can click any loop to practice along, and manually adjust the speed
   • the student can choose zero pause between loops, x seconds pause, and metronome count-in clicks
   • and there would be automatic features:
       • auto-play through the listed loops, with x repeats per loop
       • auto tempo-increase at various stages of progress
       • all the while, the student can click to jump to any particular loop in the list and set their own tempo

Years ago I worked on a UI design for such a project, which resulted in this control panel:

ASDPresetWindow.gif

I’d also like to see a clone of the Play Panel's tempo-offset slider optionally visible in MuseScore’s main toolbar.

Presently one can can control the tempo percentage offset only in Play Panel. My students would greatly benefit from tempo percentage slider housed in the main toolbar. Then they wouldn’t need to clutter their screen with the Play Panel just to use the Tempo offset feature. I'd also welcome a "remember tempo offset" score property; currently tempo-offset is a session setting and is discarded when the score is closed.

If the Play Panel offered a significantly wider range of practice tools I could imagine students wanting it open on screen, but the Play Panel currently offers only two features not easily accessible elsewhere: 1) metronome volume 2) tempo percentage offset.

Maybe be there's some wisdom in starting an entirely new design for a Practice Panel entity.

https://musescore.org/en/node/326255

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