I’m working on an SATB chart and have several sections where SA or TB sing iso-rhythmic divisi parts. I read the documentation about the ‘Explode’ option in ‘Paste Special’ and it seems like it would be a perfect way for me to play my 4-part chords into a single staff (e.g. Soprano) and then use explode to leave the top two notes in the Soprano staff and move the bottom two into the Alto staff (the the T/B equivalent).
However, I am not getting that result when I i) play the chords, ii) select the music to be Exploded and iii) copy it because I’m apparently not doing the next step – iv) ‘Select the staff/staves into which you want to explode the selected music’ – correctly. When I choose the Explode option, I get the 4-part chord in the Soprano staff exploded across all four staves of my chart. I have tried selecting the Alto staff using the ‘Select to end of flow’ option (with a note in the first bar selected), and also just selecting the bar in the Alto staff directly below the music that I want to explode. I get the same result with both approaches. I’m sure the ‘Select the staff/staves into which you want to explode the selected music’ step is easy, but clearly I’m not seeing the light. Can someone tell me what I’m missing?
Thanks – charlie