Yes, of course: A regular trill is in the Ornaments panel (tr icon), under Baroque and Classical ornaments. Select the note to trill and click the tr symbol (or type ShiftOtrReturn). By default you get a diatonic trill with the symbol and a wavy line for the duration of the note. All of these attributes and more can be altered in Properties.
Arpeggio lines are in the next section of the panel. You can make an arpeggio extend across both staves of a piano by selecting all the notes in the chord first.
Hello @morphism welcome to the Dorico forum, This is a frequently asked question. I do a lot of baroque work and none of the standard baroque ornaments play back unfortunately, and also, the trill only starts on the principal note and you cannot have trills that playback starting on the upper note, as per some earlier practice. So it’s quite limited. Worse, the trills are so mechanical, which is a great pity, given that trills are supposed to subtle ornaments.
Just as a kind word of advice and no criticism, it’s always a good idea to search for terms related to your question on the forum because by this stage in Dorico almost everything has been discussed and/or answered before.
There is some discussion on the forum about how to implement other ornaments to playback but it is done with hidden ossia staves or similar and I have never been able to work out how to do it, even given the explanations here, so for me, it’s not worth the trouble and I just live without them.
The behaviour of Trills can be controlled in the Playback Options.
First of all, the Playback of trills depends on whether your sample instrument has a trill. You can set Dorico to use your sample’s trills, if you have Trills mapped in your Expression Library. Otherwise, Dorico will do the trill itself.
Dorico’s default playback of trills can be improved, certainly. Set the playback to accelerate from Normal speed to Fast Speed; set the upper note as starting pitch; and set the values for the three speeds to 8, 10 and 12 – or even less, like 6, 8 and 10. It may depend on the music.
You can then do a slower trill by manually setting the speed in the Properties panel. The properties of an individual trill can also be configured with all of these options above (as well as the interval).
They may still be a bit mechanical, but certainly improved. Arpeggios can also be controlled in Playback Options.
One other clarification. Unless Dorico has changed since Ossias were implemented, I am pretty sure what Dorico calls an ossia does not play back at all. On the other hand, added staves (from the Staff context menu) will do that even if hidden.
Thank you so much for your detailed advise
I understand all of your guides
I also practised trill of Dorico just before, and the performance is not that good as you told me
So I decided to implement trill by myself manually
Thank you again for all of your message
Your message helped me a lot
Have a nice weekend and see you again, Andro