map different note heads to different instruments resp. variants

• Oct 14, 2019 - 18:59

I have a couple of scores for choirs where cross notes are used for "non-tonal" sounds like hand clapping or finger snapping.
Would it be possible to map these notes (note heads) to a different sound bank, in order to get a more realistic idea of the overall sound?
About the usage I could imagine that an instrument change could be provided for the first appearance of a cross (or whatever else) note head and that from that position all notes with this head will be played using this instrument. (In case of a percussion instrument, a fix note value should be possible to define in order to get a defined sound).


I often use that : I double this passage,: for the players, I make the notes in silent with the inspector, and I add a new stave with , for exemple, the clap Hand which is very good in MS, and I make this stave invisible. In the link I put , you have this at 1 ' 50 '', and I don't make the clap Hand's stave invisible, it is at the bottom. The players have the cross heads

I'd like to come back to this demand.
Meanwhile I have a couple of scores (20+) that use this notation to advice a voice in a choir score to provide a sort of rhythm sound (clap, tz, tsch,...).
I already saw the solution adding an additional rhythm track - but this is really a big deal, esp. when having a choir score with 4 voices... - and partly different clap advises.
My idea goes in the direction that MuseScore allows to connect an instrument change to the cross note heads. That means that each cross head provokes an instrument change to a predefined instrument.
A simple way to handle this might be that at the first appearance of a cross note head in a notation line, an instrument change can be applied, but in the way that it only concerns this and all following cross head notes.
This instrument normally will be a rhythm track instrument with a fix sound (means a fix pitch), but for universal usage it might be better to allow any instrument (in this case with the pitch as notated).

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