New notation support: plop, scoop, doit and fall

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on June 5, 2018

We’ve added support for four new markings in our notation engine: plop, scoop, doit and fall.

Screenshot of notation

Used across several instruments and genres — from horn players to singers — these markings generally indicate a falling or rising of pitch.

Our MusicXML importer now properly detects these concepts, our rendering engine beautifully renders them, and our own notation editor lets you set/unset them on notes as you please.

As part of this, we’ve reorganized our notation editor’s menus to add an extra one. We’ve split the “Articulations” menu into “Articulations” and “More notations.” The documentation is updated, too.