Hide parts

• May 11, 2018 - 23:47

How do I hide parts in musescore, if I only want to see the 1.st voice


It depends on what you mean by parts and voice. These are ambiguous words unfortunately. If by voice you mean the Tenor staff for example, then open the instruments by pressing I and remove the check from the "Visible" column. If you mean, for example, voice 2 in a staff with multiple voices, then open the selection filter by pressing F6. Remove checks from all voices that exist on the staff except the voice you want invisible. Select the staff. One way to do this is select the first measure and press ctrl+shift+end. Then press V to toggle visibility of all selected items.

What type of score:
SATB open?... SATB closed? ...where you want to see only one voice.
Ensemble score, with different instruments ...where you wish to hide an instrument part.
Single staff with multiple voices (polyphonic) ...where you wish to hide voices.

Thank you for very fast answers.
Pressing the "i" on keybord, reveals the instrument dialoge which is what I was looking for.

And I have also found in the Edit menu now.

The English language is really hopeless for getting unambigious music termes.

(For example: If you are looking in google for "written music score", what should you search for)
Other languages (I am from Denmark, Scandinavia) have unambigiuos words for "sheet music".

I guess "sheet music" is the right term to look for en English (Danish: Noder, Swedish and Norwegian: Noter).

I am used to use a Norwegian program (with English user interface) where the term "Part" was used for what in Muse Score "Instrument". The Danish/Nowrwegian word is "stemme" or "stämma" in Swedish.
I don't disagree with the use of "Instrument", I think you are right, but it did not come to my mind, so: thank you again for helping me.

Searching for "Instrument" in the manual does not get you to the Instrument dialoge
The glossary in the manual contains the entry "Part", but does not relate it to "Instrument"

I admit using the word "voice" wrong, but sometimes using several wrong words help people understand what you are looking for (when the problem is: you do not know the right word).

In reply to by oleviolin_

You wrote:
Pressing the "i" on keybord, reveals the instrument dialoge which is what I was looking for.
Yes... this is how to hide parts (instruments) if you only want to see one.

Another related feature is that you can generate individual parts (e.g. for printing).

Note: Parts can contain more than one instrument. For instance, you can create a part with all the strings, or all the horns...


In reply to by oleviolin_

"the problem is: you do not know the right word"

This is often true of native speakers new to MuseScore. There are a few terms that MuseScore uses in a manner most English speakers are not used to such as "Voice." For the English speaker, the manual is mostly written in American English. In music, Americans and Brits often use very different words. There have been instances of people in England being unable to find certain help pages because of this.

In the Handbook, on the edit page in every language, there is a section called Contextual Help Tags. I have not seen this filled on any page. I suspect using this would increase the chance of someone finding the correct page if the proper words were entered into the page.

Something else that might help speakers of other languages is for the translators to use the glossary to help users find the right word in English. So in the Danish version the definition for Stemme might be (in English translation)

Stemme - a musical instrument. In MuseScore the part for the instrument.

Or something similar so you would have had a better idea of where to look for your answer. The English handbook does this for the different words used in different parts of the world. So the Brits can look in the glossary and see a quaver is an eighth note in the handbook and America. Of course, none of us mind helping you, but we are not normally as fast as searching for the right word in the handbook.

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