Old style multi bar (measure) rests
I tried to see whether there is any benefit in trying Lilypond vs MuseScore. So far I can't see many advantages, though some people like Lilypond.
I tried to do the example shown here - clearly Tchaikovsky - in MuseScore.
I almost succeeded, yet the Lilypond example seems to use an older form for the 2 bar rest at the start.
I can see that MS is using the modern style for rests, but how could I get the 2 bar rest notated as shown in this example, with a breve rest (double whole note) symbol with a 2 above it?
Took me maybe 40 minutes to do the example - and it would take me quite a while to learn Lilypond to do the same thing, and then I doubt whether it would be quicker.
I thought it was worth checking this out, though.
[I still think it's a bit of a shame that I can't easily put in visible examples directly into this section of the MuseScore forums. It can be done by uploading to MuseScore.com - but that's a faff just for examples. Even just being able to incoporate images - here a pdf - would be helpful.
Actually clicking on the PDF file attached below loads up pretty quickly in a browser - so not so bad - except not very eye catching!]