Is it possible to combine 2 different types of instruments on muscore?

• Apr 21, 2022 - 23:09

I have a lot of parts to my score so when I print it, some of them get cut off. Is it possible to combine 2 different types of instrument together to shorten the height? I want the trombone and euphonium together as well as bass clarinet and tuba. I feel like its mostly not possible to combine them because of different key signatures and instrument sounds. I have a trombone/baritone part, but you can only hear the trombone because its only the title of the instrument that I've changed. But I want one staff to be able to have 2 instruments and play the 2 instruments together. Can someone please clarify this? Thank you.

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You could combine instruments of similar transposition onto a single staff and (ab)use the possibility to use a staff text to assign the voices of such a staff to different channels.
Start from one of the synthesizer instruments, which have multiple channels available, and change the transposition and names as required.

In reply to by jeetee

Alternatively, to prevent some staves being cut off either decrease the size of the margins or decrease the scaling. Those settings are available in [Format]>[Page Settings]. See

With a staff space scaling of 1.0 I can easily fit 22 staves on an A4 page perfectly legibly. I could even go as small as 0.75mm without straining the MD's eyes too much and that would probably allow a further 5 or 6 staves on the page.

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