This would be useful!
For now, you can get the effect this way:
1. Create all the staves/parts/instruments you’ll need for the whole piece.
2. Create a system/line break, or page break, at the point you want the new section, or instrument change, to begin.
3. Select all the unused measures before the switchover in one part, and use the ‘Hide/Show measures’ tool in the ‘measures’ palette to hide them.
4. Likewise, select all the unused measures after the switchover in the other instrument, and use ‘Hide/Show measures’ to hide them.
Note: the result will only appear correctly when you are in Page view.
This is very important when scoring for wood winds; horn bands, musicals, etc, the musician plays a variety of instruments for the show or just a number.
That’s a good idea. It’s a bit tricky to decide what “merge” means in this case though. Do you mean add a separate voice on the destination staff with the pasted material? Or do you mean, let the destination staff alone in places where the pasted material contains only silence?
So for me, if I write a tenor, trpt, tbone chart, it would be nice create a "condensed" score of say rhythm and changes. There are examples out there, look up Jerry Hey Horns.
Another would be the opposite of this is to score the horns on one staff, and then say "seperate", you'd get a box asking the order, and it would to that and populate the other staves.
If you're in the last measure, mash the Space Bar to add measures.
Yes, this is an excellent suggestion!
I agree, this is also need for horn type bands. Guitarist love this format; however, it needs to be in sync with the rest of the chart. Thanks very much.
We do have timbales, and several other instruments that may not be so obvious. Please see this article for a complete explanation of our percussion setup. http://notes.noteflight.com/playing-techniques-and-how-to-notate-them/
I'm trying to do some Motown charts, and it would be great to have a tambourine on the StevieW stuff. Thanks, -TedlyMac1
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