Hello — a few questions regarding writing for two percussionists, each of whom has a kit and some pitched instruments.
When both players are on their respective kits, the percussion lines are grouped, joined by a barline through both staves. When one player switches to a pitched instrument, the grouping is severed, but if a second player switches to a pitched instrument, the grouping reappears — though NOT at the point where that instrument enters, but at the point where the courtesy clef / instrument change occurs (the third bar in this screenshot).
1.) is there a global control that allows the two percussion parts to be grouped or ungrouped for the duration of the flow/project, regardless of whether the players are on kits or pitched instruments?
2.) is there a way to force the percussion clef changes (between kit and pitched instrument) to appear ONLY at the bar where a new instrument enters, and no sooner?