#35 Song part definitions


My suggestion is to enable the user to define song
parts that are visible and changeable. With song parts
I mean the parts of a song, like intro, chorus, solo,
outro and so on. These individual song parts are
displayed in the Part Canvas (in different colors,
maybe in connection with self-explaining icons), and in
all other windows that represent (parts) of a MusE song
file or tracks. In the Part Canvas, in terms of layers
these song parts are positioned below the track parts,
and - this is now seen from a perspective of somebody
who is looking at a screen:

a) the individual song part names are shown below the
lowest track.

b) the names of the song parts are shown above the bar

The size (and the position) of a song part can be
changed by dragging the song part edges. Such a change
does not affect the current arrangement of tracks and
parts within the tracks. This enables you make a song
part longer or shorter, while the song itself (the
track material) does not get changed.

Song parts can always be renamed. The colour of song
parts can always be changed.


  • Robert Jonsson

    Robert Jonsson - 2005-07-29

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    Could you try to use Markers and see if this does what you want? (or some
    of it) It's not implemented as you suggest but it sounds very similar in
    You can put markers anywhere and name them, see for instance:


  • plixplox

    plixplox - 2005-08-27

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    > Could you try to use Markers and see if this does what you

    Hm, the use of markers is not exactly the way I thought of dealing
    with song parts. What I meant is often done in bands.

    When creating a song in a band, first the different song parts are
    created, and then the order of these song parts is often
    changed. Transfered to a digital situation this would mean that
    the user could move a song part with one click / drag / mouse
    release in MusE, which would mean that all information defined in
    a certain song part can be easily moved to somewhere else on
    the time line.

    But I know that this feature request is not one of the most
    important ones ...


  • plixplox

    plixplox - 2005-09-19

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    I think I have a quite simple way to implement my proposal:

    In the Part Canvas, above the bar indicator line (where you also
    can create
    markers), there is another, additional line where you can define
    the length and
    names of different parts (let me call it song part indicator). I have
    attached a screenshot to make this a little bit clearer ...

    ... so in this yellow area, you can define the name of a song part
    by typing it
    in on the yellow line, and you can edit the name of such a song
    part, and you
    can change the length of such a song part by moving its edges
    (these must be
    visible) using the mouse.By clicking and dragging you can move a
    song part
    definition to another location within the song.

    This is what I thought about a simple setup of song part

    A more advanced setup (later?) would be that if you move a song
    part definition
    to somewhere else in the song, the appropriate track parts also
    get moved to
    the new position of the song part definition. And you can toggle
    between either
    moving the track parts to the new position of a song part
    definition, or not.

    If you have to do with a lot of track parts, this can be handy I

  • plixplox

    plixplox - 2005-09-19
    • summary: Song parts --> Song part definitions
  • plixplox

    plixplox - 2005-09-19

    Example: two song part definitions in the yellow line

  • plixplox

    plixplox - 2005-09-19

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    ... but anyway, I have to admit that the solution, as on
    http://www.muse-sequencer.org/pic/muse_color_shot.png , is quite
    usable ...

    So this feature request is not so important, I have to admit :)


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