I know that Dorico can easily (and beautifully) assign independent time signatures to different parts (players), so long as the time signatures have a common (time value) denominator, but I want to go a little further than that, notationally, and I’d really welcome some input on how best to achieve it.
I wrote the following passage using Finale – which does not have polymeter capability – some time ago. As you can see, the upper staff of the piano’s grand staff has two ‘voices’, with the top one in 6/16 and the lower in 4/4:
As far as Finale was concerned, both voices are in 4/4, but I created the “6/16” signature with ordinary text, manually overrode Finale’s 4/4 grouping/beaming to create a grouping proper to the 6/16 signature, and added small, dashed barlines using another Finale graphic tool.
What would be the best series of procedures to use to do something like this in Dorico?
(Please note, I’m not asking for feedback on the rightness of this notation – only on how to achieve it in Dorico! )
Many thanks, in advance, for any tips you’d care to share!