Dorico inputting notes for piano where one finger holds while others play?

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Hello - I’m trying to input these notes, but I can’t figure out how to tell Dorico that some notes that start at the same time end at different times and some notes start while other notes are still playing.
I tried using a new “voice” but that add rests (for the second voice) in a way that clutters the composition and is not necessary.
Is there a better way to do this?
Thanks!

This is exactly what voices are for! Use “Remove rests” to clean up your score…:wink:

Best greetings,
Benji

Thank you! I’m not used to thinking of my individual fingers as “voices” so I wasn’t sure that made sense as a workflow.

Bach certainly did when writing his keyboard fugues!

That aside. It is generally a good workflow in Dorico to input all your notes before you even start to consider layout clutter.

The cumbersome and clumsy way Finale handles this was the last straw for me that made me move to Dorico.