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How do I create a four line staff?

Postby pianoplayer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:01 am

Is there a way to create a four lined staff in Sibelius 7.5?
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Re: How do I create a four line staff?

Postby MikeLyons » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 am

Is this a tab staff or for special notation for percussion? Sibelius already has several tab staff types, including for bass guitar and these can be adapted for other instruments. It is possible to create a new staff type (as long as you are using the full Sibelius (not Sibelius First).

Look in the manual for Edit Instruments. This will show you in detail how to create new staff types.
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Re: How do I create a four line staff?

Postby pianoplayer » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 am

Thanks, not for guitar I'm afraid, I need it to score a medieval chant with text.
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Re: How do I create a four line staff?

Postby MikeLyons » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:30 am

It may not be for guitar, but the same technique can be adapted for other instruments.

Is the attached slightly similar to what you want?
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Re: How do I create a four line staff?

Postby pianoplayer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:29 am

Yes, that's great. How did you do that?
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Re: How do I create a four line staff?

Postby MikeLyons » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 pm

You need to obtain the LeRoy fonts and MS papers.

Create any notation staff (with an appropriate range) and create a new instrument based on it.
Use New Instrument and set the no of staff lines as 4.

You are pretty much on your way then.
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