I have been baffled for some time trying to determine why I cannot get certain articulations to sound let alone the right ones even when correctly defined. The answer was found when in Play and clicking on the the Playing Techniques and hovering the mouse over each of these techniques to read the popup before it disappears (wish it would to stay up longer!) This is massively helpful in determining which articulation(s) are to be played. Now suppose a the score is written with several successively different articulations at different points in the Violin 1 in BBCSO Pro, such as:
…that by looking at that popup for Snap Pizz, Dorico shows the articulations to be played simultaneously are Snap PIzz, Col legno, & Sul Pont. and no articulation at all for where Sul Tasto should be. Clearly Dorico is trying to apply all these articulations together until it is becomes impossible, as in this case when Sul Tasto is encountered.
So what to do about this. The only solution I’ve come up with is to insert Nat. before each change in articulation as this seems to be a “reset”. Or is there some way to turn off this additive articulation behavior?