Changing various part properties mid-score.

• Jan 25, 2016 - 04:09

It would be rather nice if one were able to alter a number of part properties mid-score. These might include printed matter such as the short instrument name (text to the left of the score) and the transposition (although I do understand this to be included in the coming update) as well as playback matter (sounded instrument, reverb, etc.). In lilypond, one simply alters these variables mid-score and the change takes effect. It would be useful if something like the Instrument text element could also alter these as one of its properties.

P.S. Number of staves per part would be the single most useful thing for this to be applied to. If I could add or remove the number of staves each part is allotted and have the change take effect on the next system, it would remove an incredible amount of unnecessary score manipulation. For a suitable example of where this might be applied click here.


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I thought I responded, but apparently not.

I looked at the score in your link, and I can confirm thaty "Hide empty staves" (click the box in Style / General) is *exactly* how this is done, and that it is dead simply: oepn the dialog Style / General, check the "Hide empty staves" box, hit OK. That's all there is to it. Most WYSIWYG notation programs do it virtually the same way. You don't need to do anything manually, it's actually considerably easier than what you describe for LilyPond (although I suspect there is an easier way to do it in LilyPond as well).

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