I’m new to Dorico and just updated to 4.1.
I imported a piano piece I originally created in Sibelius. It is a piano reduction of a string quartet. In order to get proper dynamics in Sibelius, I wrote it as two individual one-staff piano parts and visually combined these two to look like a grand staff.
I was able to reproduce this in Dorica, so that’s good.
In Sibelius, I used another trick to make the playback sound reasonable: I added some very detailed dynamics, but hid most of them from the user. Good performers don’t need to be micro-managed; computers do.
Dorico doesn’t support the concept of hiding things, which is fine, except that if I delete the dynamics, it affects the performance.
So I entered the new Play mode editor. It shows me what the programs is using for dynamics—green for what it decides based on the notation and blue for whatever I override this with.
What I would like to do is to turn all the green dynamics to blue. I then want to delete most (not all) of the dynamics in the score. This would allow me to keep the current performance, but de-clutter the printed music.
Is there any way to do this? I tried a lot of methods—none were great. The best I came up with was to manually trace over the existing performance from back to front (going from front to back would erase some information before I could trace it).