lead sheet vs full score
Lead sheet to full score
My pianist colleague tells me that he prefers to work from the lead sheet rather than the full score because the lead sheet leaves him more freedom to be creative. I prefer the lead sheet because it takes much less effort on my part;
However, it may happen that we want to start with the chords implied by the lead sheet and add to
them to produce some particular full score. Can Muse Score help here?
I have this notion that to handle the chord symbols properly, Muse Score must deal with the lead sheet in some way such as this. The user and Muse Score both see the lead sheet but Muse Score also has its own full score which it uses, for example, in playback mode. This full score is invisible to the user.
I suggest that when you have a lead sheet in front of you you can select an option called View Full Score. Now Muse Score replaces the lead sheet with a full score. You can then make some changes and save that full score. This has the advantage that you get a head start in devising the full score; no more laborious filling in chords using cut and paste, which is what I do at the moment.