I’m working on a marimba duet where there will often be two voices on one stave (in a grand staff part).
I’m trying to create independent dynamics that work correctly in playback, but often when I do the shift+D and put in the dynamic and then click option+command+return (I’m on a mac), the dynamic is going to the wrong voice-even in cases where the other voice does not have notes in that measure.
Easier to show pics than to explain. See in the notation, the <f is on mm 41-43:
But when I go to the Play page, that dynamic went on an empty voice:
I believe that for multiple voices you should enter dynamics via the caret …this way you can select the voice in the same way that you would select a voice if you were adding notes. Then option click I think…the important thing is to use the caret. The dynamic will let you know what voice it belongs to in the same way a note does when you select it.
Dynamics will only be truly voice-specific if they were input both with the caret active (and required voice selected, as indicated beside the caret) and you press Alt/Opt-Return to close the popover and input the dynamic.
ok. Then can you help me understand what this is? I made a video to show. https://youtu.be/8viditzmxdo
First I just created non-voice specific dynamics. You can see when I switch to the play screen that the same dynamics are on both lanes. They are not independent.
Next I create independent dynamics by just selecting the note and holding down opt+command and enter. I am not using the carat. So what is this version of creating dynamics if this is not voice specific? I am genuinely trying to understand the difference. Is there anywhere in the manual that talks about the different ways of entering dynamics?