The composer of this piece does a lot of joining up long notes with slurs, and often these passages are written within a phrase mark.
So mostly slurs were joining the last notehead in a tie chain with the first notehead in the following tie chain.
And conversely, phrase marks were mostly from the first note head in a tie chain to the last note head in the following tie chain.
So I spent more time than I’d like selecting noteheads and typing “S” and then adjusting the properties of the individual slur. Yes, I can set Engraving options to alter the default behaviour to one or other of the above, but if you’ve got an equal number of slurs and phrase marks you end up doing fiddly configuration in the bottom options zone on half of the slurs or phrase marks you write. And there can be hundreds.
But how nice it would be to have:
- one key command that creates a legato or joining slur (per above definition) and
- another key command that creates a phrase mark (per above definition)
… between selected (tied) notes.
… and equivalent (long press?) touch commands on the iPad.