Thanks for the suggestions. The keyboard shortcut suggestions, in particular, make a lot of sense and should be easy to implement. I’ll look into how much work it would be to add some intelligence to where the rests go.
"New sections names “Theme”, “Exposition”, “Recapitulation”.
Excuse the ignorance, but wouldn’t analyzing fugues be rather counter-productive? Seeing as how hooktheory is meant for more contemporary songs
“Hiding “/I” or “/i” in applied chords if the root of that chord is diatonic in the current mode”
On top of that include a common chord option so we can indicate modulations.
"Ability to reverse the direction of iterating through chord options by holding the Shift key with “i”, “e” or “o”
Why those 3 letters in particular? Sounds kinda troublesome, you’d have to stretch your hand everytime to type “e” when the other two letters are right next to each other (assuming its a standard qwerty layout)
– “Delete key should remove the note or chord after the cursor, not the one before it”
Gonna have to disagree with you on this one, already used to it. Besides the delete and backspace key are both the same, it’d make sense to delete the note before when you backspace it.
Some genres are missing, most apparently “Metal”
There’s lots of genres missing, think it’d be better if the team just enabled us to add search tags and edit metadata, that’d make search results so much more streamlined.
Also more suggestions:
Additional option to show chords in SATB form so you can adjust voicing and playing
Option to include more extensions
Users being able to delete their own submissions if duplicates exist
Being able to work on multiple song sections from a new project
MIDI compatability (Being able to import or input MIDI directly into the editor)
and what Hertz said in the previous post:
Modifying Theorytab titles
Renaming artists for individual Theorytabs or all of them under the
same mistyped artist
Changing the section names of Theorytabs within songs
Modifying the time signature of Theorytabs (though this is not really
possible without at the same time changing the content)
The idea is “i”, “e”, “o” still refer to the hotkeys used right now; it is up to the Hooktheory staff to decide if other hotkeys are more accessible to the fingers while still being related to the types of chord options.
Both section names and genres can (and ought to) be string metadata in the same vein as title and artist; however this requires one step further to allow sections to be arranged in any given order according to their appearances in the song so that sections do not just show up, for instance, in alphabetical order.
The Del key and Backspace key are not supposed to be the same, hence the Del key is also known as the Forward Delete key. Removing the note / chord after the cursor, instead of before the cursor, is consistent with the Del key’s behaviour in a vast majority of text editors.
Ah, that makes sense. Always assumed the function was binded to both keys to accommodate for different keyboards.
Also @Ryan, can we get an estimate on the next major update?
Surely certain features such as search tagging, metadata info and deleting/renaming options are easy enough to be implemented with a minor update?
EDIT: Also just a thought, would it be better to sticky this thread; making this the official feedback thread? Figured it might be easier for you guys to read through the suggestions if it’s all under one post.