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-There'​s a functional difficulty with writing for four voice parts in rosegarden. Simply put, it's much easier to edit score in four staffs, but it's much more efficient to print in two staffs, if possible. Well it is possible. A comparatively simple method of printing two staffs is available, if you don't mind a bit of text editing. Once the piece is ready in four staffs, instead of printing it directly, export the file to lilypond and make the following changes to the resulting lilypond file "​filename.ly"​+There'​s a functional difficulty with writing for four voice parts in rosegarden. Simply put, it's much easier to edit score in four staffs, but it's much more efficient to print in two staffs, if possible. Well it is possible. A comparatively simple method of printing two staffs is available, if you don't mind a bit of text editing*. Once the piece is ready in four staffs, instead of printing it directly, export the file to lilypond and make the following changes to the resulting lilypond file "​filename.ly"​
  
  
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 +There are a few other tweaks you can use on your lilypond file for better output. One is removing slur collisions. To do this edit voice 1 and 3 and change all _'s to ^'s. Do the reverse (change all ^'s to _'s) on voice 2 and 4 to complete the process. ​
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 +* I'm aware that there are '​rosegarden only' methods to do this, but so far, I've found them disappointing.
 
 
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