Select Note At Playback Line

Version 01.07.00
Added 15 Nov 2021 (last updated )

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

The goal of Select Note At Playback Line is to select “the note in the score corresponding to the position of the playback line”, and the plugin comes as close as it can to the goal. If there is only a single staff in the score, it works quite well. It might select a rest or bar rest instead of a note, but it should be effectively select the last note played.

If there are multiple staves, it is more complicated to determine which note/rest/bar rest to select. The plugin is given the bar number and position within that bar for the playback line, so it looks in each staff in the score at that bar number for the first note that is closest to the playback line. If there is a rest in the top staff, and a note at the same position in a lower staff, the note will be selected rather than the rest.

The plugin is in a sense the opposite of the command Move Playback Line To Selection. The command Go To Playback Line brings the location of the playback line into view, but does not change the selection.

The plugin will not force the playback line to be visible. You can do that in View_Invisibles_Playback Line, or by running the command Playback Line.

A few extreme cases:

* If a score was played to the end of the score, pressing space restarts playback at the start of the score, so the plugin will select the first note in the score that would be played, rather than the last note in the score.

* If you have a bar where there are neither notes, rests, nor bar rests, the entire bar will be selected.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.