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  • Xyzefiy
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    Joined: Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:09
    Score Editor
    Hello all, Long time since I last visited. I hope everyone is well Recently I have to use logic's score editor a lot. I am finding it a little tricky. There have been some good Blogs on the score editor here and the manual has been useful. However one problem I have been having that seems so...arbitrary to me is I want to edit 1 instrument only, but changes I seem to make seem to affect other seemingly unconnected instruments. I am not sure why this happens. For example I set an instrument type in the parameter box, then I try and change the cleft and it seems to affect other instruments. Or if I go to Staff styles in a particular instrument it also has the same affect. Or when I make a change in staff styles, for example transposing the instrument, it seems to have no effect. It's a little baffling and really I am considering buying sibelius, but would rather not if I could avoid it. So what I'd like to know is how can I set up a staff and make it ready for 1 instrument only so that edits don't affect other instruments? I hope everyone is enjoying the summer regards John
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: Score Editor
    This has to do with Staff Styles. If you have, say, two parts assigned to the same Staff Style (say, the Treble style) and you alter the appearance of one part, the changes you're making are to that Staff Style, not the part. To make each part's appearance individually editable, create duplicates of the staff styles you're using and assign them directly to the specific instruments. Example: You have flute and oboe parts, and for both the Treble style is selected. Simply duplicate that style and name it "oboe". In fact, the better approach is to duplicate it twice, naming one copy "flute" and one "oboe". Now assign the appropriately-named style to each part. With this approach you can independently edit the appearance of the flute and the oboe AND retain the original Treble style.
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  • steveH
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    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: Score Editor
    Hey Ski, How about a Score Editor tutorial! ;) Steve
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: Score Editor
    Score Editor? What's that? :-)
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  • steveH
    Posts: 857
    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: Score Editor
    Oh, I thought you knew... Sorry... Logic has a notation/midi editor called the "Score" editor. Wink
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  • Xyzefiy
    Posts: 102
    Joined: Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:09
    Re: Score Editor
    Brilliant. Thanks so much. I am very slowly starting to get my head around score editor. I know it's not a dedicated notation program but it seems fairly comprehensive. I found also there are key cuts for making slurs and crescendos etc. Cracking stuff. I guess the problem is the interface isn't so intuitive. It would be cool if they updated it a little with the next Logic...or perhaps if someone were to make a series of tutorial videos..... Thanks again
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 545
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007, 06:04
    Re: Score Editor
    I recently wrote an article on score sets which includes information that might be useful to you about staff styles. Here's the link: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/logic-pro/creating-piano-music-in-logics-score-editor[/url]
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  • Xyzefiy
    Posts: 102
    Joined: Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:09
    Re: Score Editor
    Brilliant, thank you The problem I was having, which you helped me solve, was that I didn't realise you needed to assign the individual parts to a score style in the event parameter box. After I figured that out it was plain sailing. This score sets blog is also really useful. Cheers John
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