Divisi arrows in Musescore 4

• Jun 20, 2023 - 21:22


I've searched on google and within these forums and I can't find mention of it, so sorry if this is covered somewhere else. If it is, please tell me how to do it!

Otherwise, it'd be great to have divisi arrows. Let's say your soprano part splits in two for a few bars, with two very different parts. Rather than writing these on the same staff (messy!) you'd split them into two staves. But you'd have the second one hidden until the divisi passage.

It's custom on the system before the split occurs to show arrows indicating the split. Here's Dorico's documentation covering the feature (https://steinberg.help/dorico/v3/en/dorico/topics/notation_reference/no…)


You're absolutely right, I hadn't realised the master palette was a thing in MS4!

I'm not sure I will raise a request - at the minute unless I'm missing something there's not a way to create a temporary staff split that is part of one instrument. Instead I'm creating two instruments that are the same instrument and then hiding one of them when the part is not divisi. That's fine, but I'm also fine just inserting the symbol now I know where it is. I don't see how the programme could do anything more intelligently given the lack of knowledge it has about the divisi part.

In reply to by technically_not

The program doesn't need to know, if we'd had the abilits to tell it.
Having to restort to the master palette and to vertically dispace them and making sure that they happen at a system- or page break (or a frame) and doing so in main score and parts is pretty cumbersome a workaround (and one I've used several times in my scores)

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