Suppress Other Voices In SATB Closed Score

• Oct 17, 2018 - 15:17

I have a score prepared using SATB closed score template as follows:
soprano - voice 1 on treble clef
alto - voice 2 on treble clef
tenor - voice 1 on bass clef
bass - voice 2 on bass clef
When I playback, is it possible to just playback 1 part while suppressing the other 3?


Yes, with tricks.
Use the attached template rather than the one that comes with MuseScore, add a (hidden) staff text to the first cord/rest and set its properties to switch Soprano and Tenor to voice 1 (and 3), Alto and Bass to voice 2 (and 4), now you can solo/mute them separately in mixer.

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04-SATB_Close_Score.mscx 16.54 KB

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I did place your attachment to folder 'C:\Program Files\MuseScore 2\templates\02-Choral' where the templates for Choral are placed. However, I found that all other templates have extension of .mscz but yours is .mscx. MuseScore would not recognise this template even after restarting MuseScore. I then simply rename it to extension .mscz and MuseScore could not load it.

In reply to by fabimar

This is not necessary in version 3. Put soprano and tenor in voice 1 of their respective staves and alto and bass into voice 2 of their respective staves. In the mixer in version 3 there is a section that says mute and has a button for each voice.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Before I have Soprano/Tenor voice 1, Alto and Bass voice 2.
Now, I have Soprano/Tenor voice 1, Alto/Bass voice 4.

Before, if I changed instrument on patch for Voice 2, it played same instrument on voice 1.
Now, it plays the instrument I want.

Any ideas/comments are always welcome.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Yes, I setup the way it is advised for voices, However, I wanted to listen to different instruments for every voice but whenever I changed the sound for voice 2 it picked same sound (instrument) from voice 1 so doing the change, it helped me to listen to a different instrument.

I starting using MuseScore 3 from my beginnings, your comments helped me a lot. I had many files already set up with SATB closed score and the trick I found is on Mixer, selecting first Women or Men part, click on S (solo) and the Muting the Voice 1 or 2.

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