I’m recently begun reformatting Melodia, a century-old sight-singing book (https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1000&context=oer). I’ve been using it with my elementary choirs but have long wanted a more legible and beautiful format.
Book 1 is attached. I’d appreciate suggestions for how to best handle several things:
- hiding cautionaries
- whether to give each exercise its own line, or starting an exercise on a partial system
- if starting mid-system, can I add a gap between the previous and the next exercise (similar to “cutaway staff” in Finale)?
- Can I display an explicit clef after the barline, rather than before?
I realize someone will suggest that I split this into 495 flows, but… I’d rather not. Unless my above requests can only be accomplished that way. And wouldn’t that result in tons of work setting up the layout?
This project feels more like a continuous single flow than a series of flows, but I’m open to suggestions.
Melodia Book 1.zip (787 KB)