Implement method to add groups on instruments

• May 16, 2016 - 20:18
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

In the score creation wizard or the add instrument dialogue, it would be very nice to be able to add pre-defined groups of instruments to your score. Currently, you need to add each instrument separately, which takes up extra time if (for example) you want to add a brass section to your score.

When adding a new group of instruments, the individual parts would all be added as "normal" instruments, that can be moved or removed separately.


Not sure what would constitute a predefined brass section. The brass section in a aysphony orchestra, studio orchestra, jazz big band, funk band, all differ. So I'm not sure how this could look. Also, in case you aren't aware, we already provide templates and the ability to create your own custom templates, so if there is a specific isntrumentation you write for often, you won't have to add isntruments individually anyhow.

The use case I was thinking of was for making arrangements where you may decide you want to add a group of instruments to the one you're already using. I'll admit that "add a brass section" was a rather poor example due to how open-ended it is, so here's a better use case:

You're arranging a song for organ and piano and you want to change it to organ, piano, and string quartet after you've started your arrangement. Currently, you have to add all four parts individually, rather than as a unified block.