I have several bars of sixteenth notes that span quite a large range on the keyboard, and also go up and down the length of four octaves on the keyboard quite rapidly. I am not sure about how best to notate this on my score for maximum clarity.
The beginning of the particular phrase starts in the bass clef, and the first note is F3; then the notes ascend up to B flat 4, before coming down again to F3, then up to C5, and back down again, and so on, for several bars. There are some quite large jumps between notes, for example there are two notes in the fourth octave, followed by three notes in the second, and so on.
I have tried using ottava alta lines, but this looks messy because sometimes there are only two notes that would require it. I ended up with too many very short 8va lines above the staff, and it became confusing to read.
I have tried changing the clef throughout the phrase, but again it looked messy, as I would need to change the clefs very frequently within the same bar.
I have tried moving the lower notes of the phrase down onto the bottom staff (with a bass clef) and keeping the higher notes on the top staff (with a treble clef in the top staff) - in other words, using cross-staff beaming. But again this looked more confusing, as I already have two rather complex voices in the bottom staff. Also, some notes of the phrase have accents and slurs that were obscured when I did this.
I have tried keeping the whole phrase in either the bass clef or the treble clef, but that left short sections with many ledger lines (up to six ledger lines). Because the top staff is already in a bass clef, it looks inelegant to the use six ledger lines above the staff, when it could just be in treble.
I want to avoid using three staffs if at all possible.
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.