Remove giant tempo slider in stringed instruments
The new giant tempo slider blocks too much of the screen. It blocks the notes when you are reading music notation above the staff when you are using the music notation and tabulature and music notation and finger board screens. This app taught me how to read music notation and I would like to continue to read music notation. The music notation and tabulature screen is the best screen I can read the note on the staff and the tab tells me where to play it on the neck and if it’s a hammer/ pull or slide. I would be happy if you placed it to the right side of the screen and disappear like it does on the piano screen. It is in the way and blocks too much music notation reading real estate.
When in the guitar practice mode, the standard only notation has disappeared. I wouldn't mind using the standard plus fret notation, but when there are high notes, they disappear under the slider used to change the practice speed. and reappear, just as you need to play them. It would be really useful if the slider would not cover the standard notation notes.
In practice mode on Bass (using music notation and fret board view) if I pause to work out a passage the speed slider bar is in the way of the music notation making it impossible to see the notes and rhythm. It's very hard to practice music you can't see. I suggest repositioning the slider bar so that it isn't over the music, or make it movable.
Charley Borremans commented
I have the same problem, although ideally better options for dealing with the slider are possible. In contrast to what @Bee commented, I often use the slider mid-song while practicing. So I would like it to stay readily accessible. Just adjust the layout of the various components on the screen to match that of the 'STANDARD & FRET' notation, which doesn't seem to suffer from this issue. I am not 100% sure though, because it seems that the issue is affected by the particular screen ratio a user is using. In any case the solutions I see are:
- Change the layout, in particular decrease the vertical size of the TAB board, so more room above the staff will become available for showing the slider
- Change the vertical size of the slider so it fits above the staff
- Make the transparency of the slider configurable and/or susceptible to whether the mouse is close to it so while playing the notes can be seen through it
As we need both hands to play the instrument, there's no need (and no way) to allow adjusting the speed while playing. The box can be collapsed when playing and expand when paused.
When I pause a song the top bar may overlap top of the notes in tab+note view and then I can't see the timings any more. Could you make the top menu bar semi transparent so that I could dig into the rhythm while pausing the song to get a hang of it?