I sometimes need a playing techniques both as an attribute and a direction. Take for example the marcato. By default, it is given as an attribute, and only applies to the single note.
But I sometimes want the “marc.” text to appear at the beginning of a passage that has to be always played marcato, up until a Natural or another technique is found.
My solution is to create a new playing technique (“marcato sempre”, simply shown as “marc.”) referring to a new playback technique (“marcato sempre”) set as a direction. So,
marc. [shown in page] --> marcato sempre [playing technique] --> marcato sempre [playback technique]
as opposed to
marc. [shown in page] --> Marcato (text) [playing technique] --> Marcato [playback technique]
Both playback techniques would go to the same expression maps’ programming.
Would there be a way to make the “Marcato” playback technique be used as an attribute or a direction, depending on the referring playing technique? This would save some redundancy. Maybe the status of “attribute” or “direction” could be saved in the playing technique, instead of the playback technique?