Sorry if this has been asked, but I did a quick search and could not find the answer.
I have a percussion kit, with a bar repeat region. I have a dynamic that last 3 bars of 4/4 time ( p < f > | p < | f). I cannot seem to get the dynamics to line to the beats as they are supposed to. Things keep moving around on me. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.
Here is what I do:
Enter note input mode > Move the cursor to beat 1 of the measure > SHIFT+D > “p” > “return” > “SHIFT+,” (for the <) > press space bar twice (beat 3) > “SHIFT+D” > “f” > “return” > “SHIFT+.” (for the >) > press space bar twice (beat one of next measure) > “SHIFT+D” > “p” > “return”
At that point, Dorico places the p at the end of the previous measure, not on beat 1 like I was trying add.
“SHIFT+,” (for the <) > press space bar 4 times (to beat one of 3rd measure), “SHIFT+D” > “f” > “return”
The first measure show pp, second measure shows <, and third measure shows f. Almost correct. I need the second p to move to the next bar. Any attempt to move the p to the start of the next bar forces the <f to move as well.