Split Staff

Summary

Available in toolbar All the toolbars
Toolbar icon Split Staff

Purpose

You can use this tool when there is a staff that is shared by two instruments, and when you want each player to have their part.

Behavior

When a measure contains two voices, each newly created staff will receive the content of one of the voices.

Split by voice

When a measure contains chords, each newly created staff will receive half of the notes of the chord. If a chord contains an odd number of notes, the middle note will appear in both staves.

Split by chord

How to use it

You need to place the cursor in the staff you want to split. Then click on the voice button, and click on the button Split Staff.

Split Staff button

From here you have access to some options. You can either split the staff into two other staves within the same part. Or you can create those staves into two new parts. You also have the choice to keep the original staff or to remove it.

Split Staff options

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