Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

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Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Robby Poole » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:39 pm

The online reference doesn't mention this..... so here is a question.

I am sure everyone is very busy, no rush, but when someone finds a free moment I'd like help.

I am entering in part of musical just for fun.... I have 2 soprano singers in this particular piece. I tried to change the soprano voice on the first soprano staff to reflect the name of the character (say Sally), I renamed the player, but in the score it still said "soprano 1." I clicked on the instrument under the player name, and hit edit name. Changed the name to Sally. When I added "Suzie" as a soprano, the name of the player showed Suzie (as I changed it), but the part in the score now showed "Sally 2".

How do I get 2 soprano voices in the score, to show the character name?

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by anningmay » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:35 pm

Wow, you're right. Try as I might, I couldn't get around this. This is kind of a big deal for those of us who work in the theatre!

Bump.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Ben at Steinberg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:53 pm

Is this the kind of thing you're trying to achieve?
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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Runter vom Sofa » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:01 am

Apologies for jumping ahead of thread starter, but if it was me who created this score, I would want to lose the 1 and the 2 and just keep the character names.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Robby Poole » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:06 am

Close....

I just want it to say "Sally" and "Suzie", no numbers, and playback on the Soprano voice sound.
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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by anningmay » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:57 am

Exactly. Principal characters in a music theatre show don't need numbers, and it appears that there is no way to remove them.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:00 am

That is true right at the moment, yes. We should really decide whether or not to number the players based on whether they have ended up with the same name, rather than whether they have the same underlying instrument type. This will be addressed as soon as we can take care of it.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Robby Poole » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:26 pm

I know this is from a long time ago, but is there any progress made in this area? I haven't seen anything and thought I would see if there is.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:27 am

There's not been any significant changes, except for fixing the problem whereby instruments with different names but the same underlying instrument type would incorrectly have been numbered as if they were the same.

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Re: Question about Staves and Names and Instruments

Post by Robby Poole » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks Daniel!

I know there are so many more important things to work on (like percussion notation), but I would like to see improvements in this area when time permits

Keep up the good work!

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