Hide a non-empty staff on some systems

• Apr 9, 2022 - 15:36

I make vocal jazz arrangements (3 to 5 voices and a guitar-double bass-drums rhythm) and for my scores I display the voices staves and I hide the guitar, double bass and drums staves with the "Edit" Menu -> Instruments
But I would need to display at times, on some systems, the guitar or double bass staves, is there a possibility?


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You can hide empty staves (via Fomat > Staly > Score), or hide entire staves (via Edit > Instruments), but you can't partly hide a non-empty staff

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Quote : How should that work, "Hide non-empety staves"?
To hide a staff in a system there was a function in Encore, we selected the staff and clicked on "Hide Staves" and and to display it again, its counterpart "Show Staves".

Quote : You can hide measures (Right-click into a measure, measure properties), empty or full.
It is not an easy solution because you can only mask one measure after the other, it is very tedious!
Moreover, the page does not resize when the staff is hidden in this way, as the staff continues to occupy its normal place.

In reply to by kirekard

You wrote:
I would need to display at times, on some systems, the guitar or double bass staves

See if this works for you:
Create an additional guitar or double bass instrument.
Add notes to the systems you want displayed at times, then silence the notes in the Inspector.
Use hide empty staves in Format > Style > Score
Result is that the notes will display, but they will play from the (original) hidden instrument.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

EDIT: I have just realised I can change individual note loudnesses with velocity, so that would seem to be an option, although I haven't tried it to see if it will do so for individual notes within the same manual on a organ. In any case thank you for any reply :)

I am wanting to edit a score with choir and organ, but I would like to write three organs in so I can mix the sound (have three organs at different volumes for different textures - the same organ throughout is overpowering at times for the appropriate written dynamics). I would then like to hide two of them, leaving one master organ part for the print off, but three playing organs for track demo purposes. Is this possible?

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I've just tried this and I don't think that they play when hidden? That's my aim. To be able to 'create' a richer organ sound by layering different volumes and maybe even the odd solo sound like a solo reed.
In any case, a good job on MuseScore 4. I wasn't expecting something this useable in a test program (not a techie myself...). The choir especially is a great improvement.
BTW is a new organ also in the pipeline further up the road...?

In reply to by bryandadson

In MuseScors 3 - t he currently released version - invisible instruments definitely play. In the pre-release builds for what will eventually be MuseScore 4, you can make either the entire instrument invisible, it’s staves individually. The former also mutes, the latter does not.

MuseScore 4 comes with Muse Sounds which provides many new sounds including some organ. More may indeed come in the future.

Sometimes it would be helpful if a stave with hidden content would be regarded empty
when using the function "hide empty staves" but this is just not the way it is designed...
Would be a useful option though...

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