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I fear the only thing you can try is to just use a pitched staff for the maracas. You can adjust the visibility of accidentals and the line count of the system with overrides. I am not fully sure, how your score will look in the end, but perhaps you could start like this: \version "2.18.2" startMaracas = { \stopStaff \override Staff.StaffSymbol.line-...


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As for the bar numbers moved below the score, there are two approaches. The first would be to just use \override BarNumber.direction = #DOWN to shift the standard bar numbers down. The second approach adds a centred bar number for each bar below the score. This second approach is best described in this snippet. For the first approach, you can use the ...


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First example: I think it's fine as-is. It's an unusual thing to ask for, so writing it out explicitly is appropriate. You could split into two staves, and as someone else said it will reduce confusion to write (senza trem.) or (non trem.) on the non-tremolo part. If you leave it combined, I'm not sure about using 1/2 to indicate each split; I've used 1. and ...


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The first example is fine IMO. If you split the staves and write a tremolo on one staff only, most likely you get a question in rehearsal about whether the trem is missing on the other staff! If you want to do it that way, I would write "(senza trem.)" over the part without the tremolo, to preempt the rehearsal question. The second one is confusing. You ...


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