PlayScore 2 allows you to adjust the volume of each part in the music independently, and assign a different instrument to each staff.

Play-My-Part

Whatever part you sing or play, PlayScore 2 can play just that part on its own, or standing out from the others.

Music with one part per staff

  • From the Documents screen, open your score by tapping on the thumbnail

  • Tap the Staves button lower left

  • Set the volume for each staff as you want it. The staff controls are arranged top to bottom as in the music. If you want a part to stand out but still hear the others, consider giving it an instrument such as clarinet

Music with two parts per staff

Some multi-part vocal music is written with two parts to each staff. This is common in barbershop quartets but can also be true of hymns and in musical theatre.

PlayScore 2 can separate parts when written 2-to-a-staff, whether they are printed stem-up/stem-down, or 2-heads-to-a-stem. For example if the soprano and alto parts are printed on the same staff, PlayScore 2 gives you one volume control for soprano and another for alto.

  • From the Documents screen, open your score by tapping on the thumbnail

  • Tap the cogwheel Cog and set Staff voices to 2 (then close the control panel by tapping the cogwheel again).  Note that in PlayScore 2 for Android this option is called Split Staves

  • Tap the Staves button lower left

  • Set the volume for each part as you want it

  • Tap Done to return to the Play screen

Count-in (Apple devices only) – If you need a little time to pick up your instrument, tap the iconCount-In 2nd from the left at the bottom and select a number of Count-in measures