Wizard for Preparing Part

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Wizard for Preparing Part

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In Musician, a part displays the staves for one or more instruments or voices. A part can be formatted and paginated independently of other parts extracted from the conductor's score.

Musician 's Part Preparation Wizard offers a quick and easy way to create three standard parts with certain formatting options. These parts are named: the Sing-Along Part, the Easy Notes Part, and the Fake Book Lead Sheet Part. The purpose of each of these three parts, and their formatting characteristics, are summarized in the following table:


Sing-Along Part

Easy Notes Part

Fake Book Lead Sheet Part

Chord Chart

Purpose of a part.

Easy sight-reading of a Karaoke part (with notes) or vocal part from the screen from a distance of about 2 yards or meters.

Easy sight-reading of an instrumental part, by beginner musicians.

"Short-hand" notation for the lead melody instrument of a small band, or for a keyboard instrument, where just the melody notes and chord names are displayed.

Mostly used by guitarists, to play chords while accompanying their own voice or while following the lyrics sung by another musician in the group.

Are lyrics included in the part?

Yes.

Optional.

Yes.

Yes.

Are just the melody notes displayed, and not the accompaniment notes?

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

No notes are displayed.

Are chord names included in the part?

No.

Yes. The chord style named "Easy Chords" is used.

Yes. The chord style named "Fake Book" is used.

Yes.

Are the notes displayed in a large font size?

No.

Yes.

No.

No.

Are the lyrics displayed in a large font size?

Yes.

No.

No.

No.

Are "easy note" pitch letters displayed in the noteheads?

No.

Yes.

No.

No.

The Part Preparation Wizard lets you override the default characteristics for any of these three types of parts. For example, you can include lyrics in an Easy Notes Part, or remove lyrics from a Fake Book Lead Sheet Part. The only exception is that easy notes are displayed only for the Easy Notes Part.

If you override a default setting for one of the part types, Musician will remember your override and use it as the default the next time you prepare a part of that type.

Musician defines a fourth part type named the "Customized Part". You can choose whatever options you want for this part. The next time you prepare another Customized Part, Musician will offer the previous options you chose as defaults.

prcarrowTo prepare one of the special parts, or a customized part:

1.Choose the Part Preparation Wizard command in the Part menu.

Musician will display Step 1 of the 5-step Part Preparation Wizard.

After each step, click the Next button.

2.Select Type of Part (Step 1 of 5):
B816Choose which of the four types of parts you wish to create.
3.Lyrics Options (Step 2 of 5):
B816Optionally check the box for "Include lyrics in the newly prepared part".
B816If you have check marked lyrics, then select the staff that has the lyrics. Musician will pre-select the staff that has the most lyrics in it.
4.Melody Options (Step 3 of 5):
B816Select the staff that you know has the melody notes. If you selected a lyrics staff in Step 2, then Musician will pre-select a staff that has notes most closely matching the timing of the lyrics. Musician's guess is not always correct. So, if you are certain about which staff has the melody notes, then select that staff.
B816If the melody staff has both melody notes and accompaniment notes, Musician will remove the accompaniment notes by default . Two other options are also available. You can keep the melody staff as it is, by not removing any melody notes. Or, you can split the melody staff into two staves, one staff having just the single line of melody notes, and a second staff with accompaniment notes. This last option is equivalent to separately using the Split Melody and Accompaniment command in the Staff menu.
B816This option is disabled for chord charts, which do not display melody notes.
5.Chord Names Options (Step 4 of 5):
B816Specify whether you want chord names in the part or not.
B816If you choose to include chord names, then specify how the chord names should be transcribed, and specify which staves should be used for analyzing the chord harmonies. These options are the same as for the Transcribe Chord Names command in the Format menu and Chord Name Menu. For details about the chord name transcription options, see Transcribing Chord Names.
6.Font Options (Step 5 of 5):
B816Select the various font sizes for notes, lyrics, and chord names.
B816Click the Finish button to complete the preparation of the part.