I would like the option to skip certain notes during playback
I would like the option to skip certain notes during playback (perhaps to skip notes that are in parentheses, or notes of a specified color).
There are a couple of situations in which this might be useful:
(1) I might want to try an alternate note, but keep the original note on the score for reference.
(2) I might want a reminder note at the end of a line to clue me in to what is coming in the next line. In this, case, I would like to also skip the beat - the time that that phantom note would have taken up.
What facilities are currently available to accomplish this? I have tried voices, but that is awkward to implement, and the two sets of opposing stems do not look like the original score.
Extra staves present a similar issue.
Any other thoughts would be appreciated.