|Instruction manual - Pizzicato 3.6.2||EN475 - Revision of 2013/05/29|
Creation assistant and parts extraction
Creation assistant [Professional] [Notation]
The creation assistant allows you to define the main parameters of a new score. To reach it, select the Creation assistant item in the File menu. The following dialog box appears:
To use it efficiently, follow the steps indicated here:
- Determine the total number of measures of your score. Fill this number in the text box entitled Number of measures. For example, fill in "32".
- Determine the main tonality by clicking on the first Select button The key signature dialog box appears. Select for example Major D (two sharps at the clef).
- Select then the time signature by clicking on the second Select button The time signature dialog box allows you to select for example 3/4.
- The list contains by default a single instrument. You can modify its characteristics, displayed to the right of the list. Complete for example as follows:
- You can then add new instruments, by the Add button. For each one of them, specify the characteristics as above. Add for example the two following instruments:
- Organ - Org. - Treble clef - Transposition "0" - non transposing instrument
- Double bass - Dbb - Bass clef - Transposition "-1" - non transposing instrument
- The Down and Up buttons lets you modify the order of instruments. The Delete button eliminates an instrument.
- By default, Pizzicato will propose you a page layout of the score. If you do not want it now, disable the Calculate page setup box.
- Once your instrument list is established, click on the Create button. If you choose a page layout, the page layout dialog box appears :
- If needed, modify the parameters and click Compute and OK. In the previous example, the score appears:
It has three pages. You can now encode the notes, modify the score and use all the tools you want. This dialog box is simply a fast start used to create a structure for your score.
Part extraction [Professional] [Notation]
When you write a full orchestral score or a score with several instruments, it is often necessary to print the scores for each separate instrument. They are called a part. It is the score given to each member of the orchestra and which contains only what this member personally plays.
Open the Ex076.piz example. Its main view contains a score named My orchestra. Open it :
It contains 19 different staves. To obtain the oboe score, use the selection tool to select the oboe staff. Then, in the Edit menu, select the Extract parts item. The following dialog box appears:
- The Group multimeasure rests box asks Pizzicato to combine consecutive rest measures.
- The Justify measures box asks Pizzicato to justify measures once the part is extracted.
- The following box automatically creates a page layout to prepare the printing.
- The following menu specifies how measures are numbered in the parts. Select Each System.
- Click OK.
- In the page layout dialog box, disable the Set the number of measures per staff to option and click OK. The part score of the oboe appears:
By calling the main view, you may observe that it contains a new score named Oboe:
The extracted part score is now a score in itself, independent of the main score. You can modify its page layout if you want. All the extracted parts remain nevertheless associated to the main score and will be recorded together on the disk. Notice that you can select several staves to extract them together, as for piano and harp, both written on two staves. The two staves are then extracted and placed in a new score.