Can I Play Each Voice Separately

• Aug 16, 2018 - 00:52

I'm a novice Musescore user and have replicated a 4 voice, 4 measure Barbershop Quartet tag, on a grand staff, for learning purposes. Is there any way I can play each voice separately using any interface in v2.3.2?

If not, would the solution be to put each voice on its own treble or bass clef staff?

I've checked the online help and not found anything that pertains to voice playback.


Comments

It would be indeed more flexible to use a separate staff for each voice (I do it like this). You could then generate connected parts from them, which are added as tabs to the score and can be played back separately.
https://musescore.org/en/handbook/parts

Or you just use the Mixer (F10) to solo or mute desired staves.
https://musescore.org/en/handbook/mixer

And for your singers, you can easily print parts which are much easier to read than the combined choir.

In reply to by drowo@gmx.net

Thanks very much for the reply. I need to explore this further.

While this works for my learning a piece, Barbershoppers (at least where I'm from) aren't expecting four staves. Music is presented on a grand staff with Tenor/Lead on the treble and Baritone/Bass on the bass clef. I would use this if there was no other alternative.

In reply to by drowo@gmx.net

Manually tweaking the mscx file :-)
Code before:

        <Channel>
          <program value="52"/>
          <synti>Fluid</synti>
          </Channel>

Code after:

        <Channel name="TENOR">
          <program value="52"/>
          <synti>Fluid</synti>
          </Channel>
        <Channel name="LEAD">
          <program value="52"/>
          <synti>Fluid</synti>
          </Channel>

Similar for BARI/BASS, then adding a staff text and edit its properties, assign voice 1 and 3 to the upper, voice 2 and 4 to the lower voice.

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