Listen to only highlighted staffs

• Apr 20, 2020 - 17:47

Hello, I have this suggestion which contemplates the fact of hearing just the staffs highlighted when played.

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FWIW, this was implemented at one time then backed out after too many complaints from people not understanding why only part of their score was playing, and I can sympathize with that. I think the feature should be added back but accessed by some other command like Shift+space or whatever, so normal playback does what it always has but the new feature is available when desired.. So far though, no real proposals for how that would work.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Looking at the attached picture I think the suggestion was that only the selected range would play. This would be a Good Thing. It would, of course, restrict one to playing selected instruments on adjacent staves, but even with this limitation I can imagine myself using it quite frequently to play a few measures of a single part rather than having to go to the mixer and hit the solo button, then go back and hit it again after playing the few measures I want to hear.

In reply to by SteveBlower

Right, but the problem was, people would hit play when there just happened to be a selection that was completely irrelevant to what they wanted to hear (eg, they clicked a single measure of a single staff) and couldn't figure out why all instruments wouldn't play. It's a valid complaint I think, with a simple solution> there needs to be two commands.

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