Split voice keyboards - how to score this.
I'm not a music scholar by any means but I come across this a lot.
Our keys player in some songs splits the keys.
For my example lets say its middle C and above is Strings sound.
But < middle C is a Saw Lead sound.
I struggle to score this.
There are three tricky things here...
At the moment Im using a simple Treble Clef /Bass Clef score.
When the voices are played at different times I've been using "Inst. Change" markers etc.
When the voices are played at the same time... Well... I've no Idea.
What we currently have been doing is scoring the 'Saw Lead' into the bass stave (staff ?)
This only partially works. And playback... well as cant have different sounds at the same time.
In fact to workaround this in some scores I've set all the Bass clef notes to dont play and set up a complete new stave called 'Ghost' with just them in with the correct sound.
That means it plays back ok and we just dont print the 'Ghost' parts
This is tricky'est thing.
Sometime the lower half of the keys i.e. the Saw-Lead sound is set on his keys to be up an octave.
Atm, I'm working around this something like thing 2 but have an instrument that is set to be 1 octave above scored.
There must be a way of making this easy.
Lots of keys players these days use multiple splits on their boards and set different sounds.
How do you guys handle this in Musescore ?
Having a linked stave but being able to set different instruments below/above a split note would be ace. But if it is a thing I cant figure out how to do it.
Sorry for long post, but this two (or three) instruments from the keyboards is becoming more of a thing for us these days.