[MusicXML] Add support for melisma in import and export

• Feb 8, 2015 - 21:13
S5 - Suggestion

MusicXML has an extend element. Currently MuseScore ignores this tag on import and doesn't export it.

Test file : http://musescore.org/sites/musescore.org/files/Melismas.xml

Discussion: http://musescore.org/en/node/4854


I use MusicXML a lot to transfer choral scores around, so I'll add my vote too in the hope that extend will be implemented soon in MusicXML export.

Status (old) closed needs info

I was super excited to see that this feature request was implemented.
Not having been aware that it was being done, I did not test in any nightly builds.

I have just run a basic test where I create a melisma over multiple notes.
I then exported to MusicXml and looked at the generated file.

Only nodes are created, meaning that there is no definite way of knowing how many notes are covered.
Sorry, this does not produce the recommended output - what we had discussed before.
I don't understand why this is problem to do as it is obvious that the information is at hand in MuseScore.
Please advise.

As discussed previously, making it export what it did in older versions of MuseScore was easy. It now also does the import. Making it do more is harder. Our application is open source, so if you personally have need for a more advanced version of this feature, my advice is that you go ahead and and implement it!