Obtimizing a score

• Jan 16, 2021 - 16:49

Is there a way to optimize an orchestral score in MuseScore?


Maybe you mean "optimize" in the way Finale uses the term - to hide empty staves? Then yes, Format / Style / Hide empty staves.

If you mean something else, probably best to attach a sample score and describe what you'd like to see different about it. Then we can understand and assist better.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thank you!
I actually compose in Logic Pro with several fine sound libraries and use many parameters in the sequencer program to "fine tune" my works, including adding the proper reverb. As you can imagine it gets very technical but the resulting file is VERY good. However, the score editor in the program is very basic. That is why I turn to stand alone score notation programs.

If you are talking about some "universal" way to order the instruments into the paper... I'm sure the last MuseScore 3.6.0 has an included "Orchestra" layout. But, it is intended to NEW scores (from the scratch). I think you cannot to use it with an already made score.

But, the standard orchestra layout, from top of the page, is:

English Horn
Bass Clarinet
Bass Bassoon


Percussion (I don't know if there is some standard here; but, normally the pitch tuned instruments are first).

Piano (If it is used)

Orchestral Harp

Violins 1
Violins 2
Double Basses

Of course, it is more a suggestion than a "final mandatory law".

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