Is is possible to show only line 3 of a regular five line staff?
In some of my educational scores I need to align various characters “in a lane” … as we can do with chords or lyrics. A lyric line would suffice nicely but, as best I know, each lyric must align to a note in the staff, whereas I need the symbols to align regularly, and therefore sometimes between the notes on the staff.
In other words, regardless of the notes/rhythms in the staff I need regularly spaced locations where I can add characters at a granular frequency of:
- continuous quarter notes — or —
- continuous 8th notes — or —
- continuous 16th notes
Hard to describe verbally, but the following image should adequately illustrate my goal.
It shows varying rhythms in in the staff. Below each measure there's the symbols I need to add, a constant count of:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Additionally the rhtyhm is intenionally spaced geometrically … rather than according to engraving rules.
This was easily accomplished in a competing notation application.
I’ve nearly attained this result in MuseScore and think I’ve got a workable method. I just need to hide lines 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the staff—in other words, display just staff line 3.
Suggestions? I've tried various percussion staves but haven't attain the functionality I need.