Classical/Flamenco guitar suggestions

Dorico fingering is only allowed for played notes. Guitarists also place fingers to damp notes and to “prepare” for later use:
◦ +1(2): Add the LH 1st finger to the 2nd string.
◦ -1: Raise the 1st finger to damp the note it was playing.
◦ +m(2): Place the RH m finger on the 2nd string to prepare or damp.
◦ +4(2)(3)(4): Place the 4th finger on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings to damp them.
◦ Multiple of these can appear above or below the staff depending on stem orientation. They can be attached to notes in addition to regular fingering, or to rests, or to a user-placed pedal up mark.

Rasgueados are chordal percussion executed via short sequences of RH finger or thumb up or down strokes.
◦ For display, use a V shape for fingers and a filled fatter arrow for the thumb. A different thumb arrow should be available as sequences including a thumb stroke usually involve forearm rotation; the hand is much more stable for sequences without thumb strokes.
◦ Place the arrows on the stems just below any beams and just above any notes/staff lines by default. Beams extending over rests work well for rasgueados as the flags are less likely to interfere with the arrows. This could be turned on automatically for rasgueados.
◦ The RH fingering should appear above the beams (or below if the beams are below) centered on the stem/arrow.
◦ RH fingering is p, i, a, m, e or t where t refers to “todo”, spanish for “all” the fingers (excluding the thumb) stroking down simultaneously.
◦ Each single RH finger stroke indicated plays the entire chord. Currently, if you select a chord and enter a finger, Dorico assigns the entered finger to a note in the chord, then progresses to the entire next chord. When editing existing fingering Dorico doesn’t find the finger entered for the chord, the correct notes have to be individually selected.
◦ Arrowhead entry can be done using ^ and v to indicate direction with an appended p to indicate the thumb arrow. Entry for entire sequences can be (eg) ^^^^vp is 5 strokes: four unspecified finger strokes down followed by a thumb up.
◦ Entry of both the arrowhead and the finger executing each stroke can be (eg) ^eamivi is the all-finger sequence ^e, ^a, ^m, ^i, vi
◦ Long sequences of unchanging chords are common; an option to automatically hide all the repeated notes and reduce the stems to a “vestigial” stem (like the tablature). This might also allow an option to decrease the spacing between stems to save page turns.

Miscellaneous:
◦ Anything that can be added to a music staff should also be allowed on a tablature staff.
◦ Option: display/hide items in entire flow or selected regions on the music staff and/or the tablature staff independently. This should include at least LH and RH fingering, ornaments, playing techniques, accents, chord symbols, diagrams.
◦ Option: Set colour of L & RH fingerings globally (especially LH on tablature) or locally
◦ Option: RH fingering above the stem rather than notehead by default.
◦ Option: Compact LH fingering. Fingers go above notes and under beams beside stems.
◦ Create chord symbols from selection should work for an arpeggio.
◦ Chord diagram fingering.
◦ Create chord diagram from selected tablature.

Just some things that would improve my life :grinning:

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