Multiple Staves for Divisi?

• Nov 26, 2013 - 04:11

I'm not quite sure how to explain this but I'd like to split and instrument into two staffs, but only for a few measures and then revert just to one staff. I'm aware I could just use different voices but the two different parts I want the section to play are too different that it would just get complicated and confusing to read. Anybody know how to do this or have any suggestions?


If you don't mind doing it for an entire system, then the way to do this is to create both staves both use the Hide Empty Staves option in Style / Edit General Style. But if you really need it to be just one or two measure floating above the rest of the staff, that's called an "ossia". Not directly supported, but do a search on that term and you'll find suggestions for workarounds. Warning: they aren't pretty; you'll probably decide just letting the extra staff go for an entire system is enough easier to just go that way.

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