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6.5 Using Score Structure to Extract & Join Parts


6.5.1 Structure and hierarchy

Score Structure (Edit > Score Structure) is a powerful tool that allows you to create entirely new scores by removing, creating and re-linking parts. By simply dragging links around, you have the ability to remove parts, extract parts and join individual part scores into multi-part “conductor” scores. See "Recognition Sequence", Section 3.5 for more info.

NOTE: Using Score Structure is a graphical method for extracting / recombining parts.

Another method is to use “visibility” control in the Master System. For more details, see "Extracting Parts", Section 7.4.3


6.5.2 Extracting parts in Score Structure

a. With multi-staff score open in ENF vies, select Edit > Score Structure.

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FIGURE 6 - 2: Score Structure (Typical Piano/Vocal Arrangement)


b. Click on parts you wish to remove (leaving the part/s to be extracted).

c. Push Apply to New. The remaining parts will open in a new ENF document without affecting the original.

6.5.3 Creating a conductor’s score from individual parts

a. An ENF file was recognized from 3 part scores (each having one Part per Score- Part). A “Score-Part” consists of all the pages of a single instrument in a part score. Some Score-Parts may contain more than one Part (a piano Score-Part has 2 Parts and an organ Score-Part has 3 Parts). Let’s view the structure of a part score and then combine all parts into one document.


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FIGURE 6 - 3: Score Structure (Typical 3 Score-Part structure)


To view score hierarchy & create a conductor’s score from score parts,

b. Click on any Score-Part to highlight it and push the Insert button at the bottom of the window. You will see a blank Score-Part appear.


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FIGURE 6 - 4: Inserting new Score-Part


NOTE: Inserting a new ENF Document will work just as well. In either case, applying the change (Apply to New) will create a brand new ENF document, leaving the original file untouched.


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Naming new Score-Part in Properties


Re-linking Parts to new Score-Part


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New Conductor’s Score (Apply to New)

To the left, a new, empty Score-Part was Inserted (you could also re-link parts to an existing Score-Part). Here, the new Score-Part is given a name (Win: Right-click / Mac: Option + click to open its Properties). To relink any structural object, click on the object and drag it to another object in an adjacent column. Here, the three existing parts are relinked to the newly cre- ated Score-Part (named Con- ductor’s).

FIGURE 6 - 5: Creating a Conductor’s Score


Highlight the unlinked Score- Parts and push Remove. Push Apply to New. The modified structure is transformed to a new ENF document.

NOTE:Newly-created docu- ments will have the same name of the source file plus “1”, “2” etc.


6.5.4 Creating Part Scores from Ensemble Scores

Extracting instrumental parts out of a conductor’s score in Score Structure is similar to creating a conductor’s score from score-parts, just reversed. NOTE: All SmartScore files (ENF documents) must contain at least one Score-Part linked to at least one Part.

a. Open an ENF file with 2 or more staves per system.

b. Select Edit > Score Structure.


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Ensemble score having 4 parts


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Inserting New Score-Parts


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Naming and re-inking Parts to New Score-Parts

Here is a typical “ensemble” score containing several parts linked to it. Since all parts are joined, there is only one Score- Part.

Click on the empty Score-Part and push Insert to create three new Score-Parts. Drag each Part (child) to new Score Parts (par- ent) to deconstruct the ENF doc- ument. Right-click (option + click for Mac) in Properties and give a name to each.

FIGURE 6 - 6: Creating Score Parts from Ensemble scores


Push Apply to New. This will create a new document with 4 Score-Parts arranged in order (all pages of Part 1 first, then all pages of Part 2, etc). Playback remains synchronized. Again, the original ENF document will remain open and unchanged.


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