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The part properties menu for any part is to be reached from the score overview after selecting the desired part.



the title is used to keep track of voices.


the label to show with the first line in a score (to hide all part-headers set text type


a label to show near all other lines in a score.


an (optional) text to display in single-voice part-extractions when printing a part for transposing instruments.the label to show with the first line in a score (to hide all part-headers set text type

Chord diagrams

the instrument to display chord diagrams for as available in mcdiagrams


midi instrument to be used when playing

Top staff height

reserved extra whitespace above the staff.

Bottom staff height

reserved extra whitespace below the staff.

Nr-staff lines

Usually 5 lines. For percussion parts is will be set to 1.


Transposition is the number of semitones a part is played higher than written


The midi-channel a voice is assigned to. Note that percussion and drums need channel 10 to sound right.


MIDI-volume (0-127) a part should start with (will be different when using dynamic markers within the tune.)


Panning (balance) or position in a stereo sound.(0=left, 63=center, 127=right.) See mixer for an easy way to set.


Number of bars that will be used for automatic (drum-part) 0 to disable. Note: setting bar-continuation to anything other than 0 will overwrite all bars with a repeated copies of the first # bars (still full of bugs)

Fingering Above

Default position for fingering is above the staff

Fingering below

Default position for fingering is below the staff


"Easynote" display; each note is drawn with a letter inside



Let a voice be audible on playback


On playback give important notes extra accentuation (see dynamics)


Hide a voice from a score.

Break bar lines

Stop bar lines from running from top of score to bottom.

Curly-bracing, BreakCurlybracing, Bracing, BreakBracing

Settings to group bar lines with braces and/or curly braces.


Take voice into account for layout without being visible

Only text

Use text from voice without showing the voice's notes

Separate notes

Separate notes instead of clusterize (old fashioned typesetting of sung music)

No bar lines

Hide all bar lines in this voice.

No rest staffs

Whenever a voice contains only rests for one staff line, hide the staff within the score.

Cue-size part

Typeset entire voice with cue-size notes

Sync-rest visible

If a voice is has less bars than other voices MusiCAD will usually make complaints. In a score these 'missing' bars will be padded using special rests, to allow normal score rendering.

Part properties