I had a thought to re-create the timbales notation used in a method book by Victor Rendon.
As shown in the attached image, it uses a sharp sign for the muted sound of the low timbale and a natural sign to cancel it and return to un-muted sound.
Am I correct that accidentals aren’t allowed in Dorico’s percussion notation? If it is allowed, how do I do it?
Rendon’s books have been around for almost 30 years, so I though this might be standard.
But then I found that the late Chuck Silverman, in a book he co-wrote with Cuban timbales master Changuito, used a very different key with no accidentals (see 2d image). This is probably the better way to do it.
Either way, unless I missed something, Dorico’s default timbales notation does not capture the full range of timbales sounds/techniques used in Latin music.