How to hide staff lines for a fraction of a measure (used in ossias)?
I have searched around 20 forum topics, and still cannot find a solution. I was closely following this tutorial on ossial:
The problem is, it is possible to make only entire measures either visible or invisible (in terms of staff lines). However, very often, in classical music, ossias are written only for a part of a measure, which means, the staff lines have to be hidden for 3/4 of that measure and visible only for the part where there are notes. A good example would be Godowsky’s Études or Liszt’s cadenzas in the Peters edition (see below).
In Sibelius, one would simply change the instrument mid-bar to ‘No Instrument — Hidden’ and then, drag the point demarking the desired beginning of ossia. This way, the staff lines can begin at any point of the measure.
In Musescore, the only solution I have found so far that would be viable is literally putting a white rectangular image on top of the region of the empty lines I want to hide (shown with red boxes in the image).
This is the best I could achieve:
Is there a way to hide the staff lines for a part of the measure using the ‘Ossia with another staff’ approach, i.e. switch to an instrument with invisible staff mid-bar?
And another question: once the ossia has been added, how does one connect the ossia bar end and the main bar end with a dotted line, as seen in the example? I have been trying to do ‘Mensurstrich’ or to play around with ‘Span to next stave’, but it becomes all dotted. How to make it dotted between the staves and solid in each staff?
OS: Arch Linux, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.6.2, revision: github-musescore-musescore-