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Re: Used piano template, but need extra melody staff

From: Aaron Hill
Subject: Re: Used piano template, but need extra melody staff
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:21:47 -0800
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On 2019-11-09 1:49 pm, Robin Bannister wrote:
Stacy Fatemi wrote:

.... but halfway through notating the song I realized
that I actually need a second melody staff. Maybe a rookie question, but
how do I add one?

Extend your PianoStaff

    \new PianoStaff <<
      \new Staff = "upper" \upper
      \new Staff = "lower" \lower

to include a third staff, for example:

    \new PianoStaff <<
      \new Staff = "upper" \upper
      \new Staff = "middle" \middle
      \new Staff = "lower" \lower

I am uncertain that approach does what was being asked. It adds a new staff *between* the piano hands, rather than add a new staff like the one for the existing melody. Consider this alternate pattern:

\version "2.19.83"

common = { \key g \major \time 4/4 }

descant = \fixed c'' { \clef treble \common b,4 c d e }
melody = \fixed c' { \clef treble \common g4 a b c' }

upper = \fixed c' { \clef treble \common <d g b>2 <g b d'> }
lower = \fixed c { \clef bass \common g,4 d g2 }

\score {
    \new Staff \descant
    \new Staff \melody
    \new PianoStaff <<
      \new Staff \upper
      \new Staff \lower
  \layout { \context { \Score \RemoveEmptyStaves } }

-- Aaron Hill

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