I need to have a single line staff with pitches above and below the line for the conguero. By default, the individual conga staves have a fixed pitch on the line, and the Congas instrument is a 2-line staff. Playback would be nice but I’m on a deadline so notation is more important. I’m fine with just creating another staff for playback later that doesn’t appear in the score if I can get the notated staff to appear correctly.
Basically I need the staves to be able to do this (from pg 66 in Solomon’s “How to Write for Percussion”)
Is there another single line instrument that supports this type of notation? Is there a way to do this in Edit Percussion Kit? Is there a way to hack the instruments.xml file to allow this? Any advice on how to accomplish this very common type of percussion notation? I stupidly saved the work on the percussion staves for last on this orchestral piece. It’s due in hours and now I’m sort of stuck, thanks!