I’m trying to beam eighth notes in pairs, such as 10/8 as [2+2+2+2+2]/8, or 6/8 as [2+2+2]/8. However, I can’t find settings in Notation > Beam Grouping that will perform this automatically - Dorico insists on beaming the entire measure of eighth notes together.
I’d expect “Break beams at beat boundaries” to work, but I guess technically each beat is only 1 eighth note…however, because I’m defining the beat groups explicitly, I think this option should respect them.
I’d rather not use 5/4 or 3/4 because the piece is full of time signature changes with an 8 denominator. Is there a setting that will work, or do I have to beam these measures manually?