In regard to my previous post about these there is a new problem. In piano, while have the line in G clef on the top staff, some notes in voice 1 cross over to bass clef, let’s say an f or an e. When I apply the octava bassa line to the bass it also causes the crossed over voices to transpose up an octave, even though they are in a different voice. If I move them down an octave then they sound an octave too low. This would mean I can’t notate the piano the way I want or again have to make 2 different scores, one for print and one for playback.
Under the hood, Dorico does have the capability of assigning an octave line only to a specific voice, which is indeed sometimes needed (though I would encourage you to mark the notes that are not affected by the octave line with “loco” to make it unambiguous to the performer what’s really going on). Unfortunately we don’t yet expose this in the user interface, but hopefully we will be able to do this soon.
To my surprise it turns out that you can in fact create an octave line that applies only to one voice, as follows. Select the notes to which the octave line should apply, then type Shift+C to open the clefs popover, type e.g. “8va”, and then hold Alt and hit Return. Alternatively, with the mouse, select the notes to which the octave line should apply, then hold Alt and click on the octave line you want to add, and it will be added only to the specific voice whose notes you selected.
Thanks Daniel that will be very helpful.
Wasn’t able to get the first one to work but the second one “select the notes to which the octave line should apply, then hold Alt and click on the octave line you want to add” did work.