I’m doing a ton of exploding parts. I have some Stream Deck functions set up to make it quicker, but a full orchestra score still takes about 20-30 minutes to finish.
Here’s what I do:
- line up the condensed staff (example, Flute 1-2) and the individual staves (Flute 1 and Flute 2) in galley view.
- Click through one section of Flute 1-2 at a time, copy.
- select Flute 1 staff, explode
The problem is that there are several formats:
- Two voices
- One voice, two notes (dyad)
- a 2 (unison)
- solo bits
…so I have to do it in sections, and it changes quite a bit. Sometimes just a bar or two per “format.” What really adds to the time required is that, after I copy the condensed bit, I have to navigate back to the start of the section to explode.
What would make it worlds faster is if I could find a way to navigate to the staff below WITHOUT having to jump back to the start of the selection. That would probably cut my time in half, at least. Probably more.
When I make a selection of bars and copy, then press the down arrow, it takes me to the bar below the last bar in the selection. For example, if I click on bar 20, then Shift-click on bar 30, copy, and press the down arrow, the selection moves down to bar 30, and I want bar 20.
I’ve tried it starting from the end of the score and working backwards too: select bar 30, Shift-click bar 20. When I press the down arrow, it navigates to bar 30.
If there were a way to move the selection to the start of the section that needs to be exploded, I could turn all this into a macro, and probably explode all parts in 5 minutes. That really would add up!
Any suggestions for how I could accomplish this?