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Wish for more objects to be hideable.

I just posted the following to the Wish list and the newsgroup. Wonder what comments you lot have...
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Could the following "controls" also have the hidden attribute, for
a) consistency over all entities
b) better presentation, ie being able to hide effects which use other textual notation, or are an assumed characteristic of an instrument or voice

i) Legato and staccato (and tenuto if it's implemented) performance styles. (PS: There are MANY more phrases one could add here, the list is a little arbitrary, no?)

ii) Clef (so that one can do 8ve changes a little more neatly).

iii) Sustain (for my dulcimers... :)

iv) Tempo Variance (I know this can be put in a conductor track, but whilst we're here...)

v) Dynamic Variance (PLEASE, so we can then use hairpins for cresc. and decresc.)

If NWC is implemented in C++ or some other OO language, it shouldn't be too hard to move the Hidden attribute into them. (Famous last words... :-)
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Regards,

Andrew

Re: Wish for more objects to be hideable.

Reply #1
Fully agree, in fact on the basis that I believe someone (if not Noteworthy) will come up with a wide enough font to use hairpins in v 1.5, I has also requested this for dynamic variance in the wish list.

Happy new year to all out there

Richard

Re: Wish for more objects to be hideable.

Reply #2
I have no objection, but I'd prefer to ask for what one
really wants - i.e. crescendo/decrescendo hairpins.

Unlike text font fake-outs, real hairpins can extend for
a specified length over the score, so you have finer
control over where the cresc/decresc starts and ends
without having to add hidden dynamic markings.

It would also be nice to have an analogous technique for
ritards and accelerandos (though there's no associated
symbolism for it).

Re: Wish for more objects to be hideable.

Reply #3
"It would also be nice to have an analogous technique for ritards and accelerandos (though there's no associated symbolism for it)."

Yes. Dots... What we really need I guess are
accel...., rit..... and < > where
1) we can specify starting and ending position
2) we can specify starting and ending tempo or velocity.

THAT would be a REAL PLUS.

Andrew