How Not to Engrave Parts


This is a great example of when trying to condense two parts on a single stave causes more problems than it fixes.

If there are lots of accidentals or both parts are moderately independent, just don’t do it. If you need to save paper that much, just have a two staves on each piece of paper – top part on one, bottom part on the other.

End rant – now to go find some staff paper and get to copying.

About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at!