Can invisible notes be silenced for playback
I'm not sure what invisible notes are intended to be used for, but I use them to create an offset. In handbell music, handbells and chimes at each station are usually played by the same individual who reads linearly across the same staff, but the chime note is notated with a diamond head to set it apart from the bell note. Often, even though I am using different voices and stem directions for the two melodies, the notes will just stack on top of each other if they are close. I am usually able to get around this by inserting a note (usually a second immediately above or below the note I wish to offset), and then just make that note invisible. This makes the appearance upon printout cleaner. The problem is, though, that this invisible note still sounds upon playback which makes it tricky to discern if I actually wrote down what I intended to. Is there a way to silence invisible notes? Or a different way to create the offset?