Hi I hope that someone can help me out with my MuseScore regarding Free Brackets i.e. brackets that are somewhere within the staff systems but not attached to the beginning of the system. I am an organist and we use plain brackets ( [ ) to note where both hands are playing or moving to the same manual. This can happen anywhere and is not specifically related to time. It can occur at the beginning of a system or on any portion of a beat anywhere else.
Normally manual changes work in MuseScore if only one hand goes to another manual by using the staff text feature and I always have to move it up and over under the key signature or clef so that it can be understood by the player. It is usually either the full name of the keyboard or the abbreviation such as (Gt. Sw. Ch. Ped. etc.) When moving only one hand to another keyboard on a staff this works fine.
It is when both hands come together to play on either another manual or both move to the same keyboard with the manual abbreviation.
I have tried to manipulate MuseScore (Which BTW is an amazing improvement) but the brackets only attach themselves to the front of the line and cannot be moved into the staff system. There is no edit for that item other than allowing the brace/bracket to expand to all of the staves within one system.
I can export the final result to PDF and then add it using Adobe PDF with the musical font but I would rather make less work for myself. I still can score manuscripts by hand much faster but MuseScore has improved so much and far greater than anything else available on the market. You have taken most of the frustration factor out of the process and although I am just starting out with this version I have found that it is fairly intuitive to use and thank you for the large arsenal of keyboard shortcuts. I am an old DOS IT Technician and if I don't have to use a mouse, I am pleased!