Instrument Numbers...

• Jul 4, 2020 - 13:41

Not sure whether I have written about it before... But can we be able to easily assign instrument numbers in front of every stave as shown in the screenshot?

We could also be able to change them from page to page so we don't have to make a lot of instrument parts for that.


Guess I'll do it with frames for now... but what do you think about a more... "automatic" version? Besides not sure if frames can be placed perfectly where you want.

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Let me mention, as a possibly unimportant aside, that I don't see any value in an instrument numbering system like this. I know it has been done this way for a long time, but so what. I have yet to see a printed part labeled in such a manner. If there are two flute parts on one page, the player's part is labeled flutes 1 & 2. Seems simple, straightforward and clean enough to me to label the part in the score the same way. I have seen scores where this has been done. I realize some people may want the option. It just seems to me that there are a host of other things more important.
Don't forget that for a lot of us, the score is not always the end notation product.

Uh, I still want to do something about this... I think specifying the numbers of the instruments playing in a stave is important in a big orchestral score especially when you want to save space AND want to use a stave for different instruments in each system.

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