'Blank' staff paper (no instrument specified in left margin)

• May 16, 2011 - 01:14


I'd like to be able to create a new score either without having to specify an instrument at all, or at least without the instrument name being repeated before every staff in the left margin.

Basically I want 'blank' staff paper (I'd even like to know if it'd be possible to remove the indentation of the first staff on the first page). I'm relatively new to musescore, happy to have finally found a productive, free, composition/notation software application, and I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you in advance!


Here's a template I made. On mine, there is one measure on the second page, which works perfectly. I print the first page only, and it's a sheet of blank staff paper. No clefs, no bar lines, just staves.

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In reply to by belinda.thom

Ah, OK. In that case, right click the staff, staff properties, and choose clefs but make sure barlines and time signature are turned off. Or, if starting with the provided score, turn back on display of invisible elements, right click a clef, Select / All similar elements, then press "V" to make visible again.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

OK ... so attaching my current score example and a screen shot. When I click on staff properties this stuff already appears to be selected. Note: I got this example by borrowing from the one attached earlier in this thread. I don't really understand what it does or how it was created. But it seems to have a "Flute" instrument, etc, but doesn't show any clefs, key signatures, bars, rests, etc.



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In reply to by belinda.thom

Ah. It looks the one newsome created actually does have clefs, barlines, and time signatures—they're just invisible. Go to the View menu and check "Show Invisible" to see that they're really there. You can make the clefs visible by secondary-clicking one, choosing Select -> All Similar Elements, and pressing V.

In reply to by belinda.thom

The Inspector (https://musescore.org/en/node/38491#categories) is a new feature in MuseScore 2. Given the date on the comments, the original score is from 2011, and was created with a version of MuseScore that didn't have the Inspector. Back then, visibility was controlled by a context menu option. Nowadays its controlled by the checkbox in the Inspector. These pictures show how something would be made invisible in 1.3 and in 2.0.

visible1.3.png visible2.0.png

In reply to by Isaac Weiss

Wow, a long dormant thread has come back to life!

Yes Zack, that's exactly what I did. I right-clicked on certain properties and set them invisible in the context menu. I'm not sure if this blank sheet was made in version 1.3 or even earlier (maybe 0.9.6 or 0.9.5), but it's good to see that it still works four years later in 2.0.

As an aside, I figured out how to open the inspector and uncheck the "Visible" box to set things invisible in 2.0, but I didn't know about just hitting "V" until I read it in this thread. I consider myself a MuseScore master, but I learn new things that it will do all the time.

In reply to by newsome

Well, it could be better for 2.0. ;-) There is the fact of the last measure at the bottom of the page (though the "Last system fill threshold" style option is not new in MuseScore 2), and manually making clefs, barlines, and key signatures invisible is less clean than simply turning them off in Staff Properties. But thank you for sharing it in the first place so long ago. It's clearly been useful to people.

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