Easy cross staff beaming for piano music

I’m looking to beam together two eighth notes each in a different staff, without altering the nearby eighth rests (as shown in the attached screenshot). Is there a simple way to do this?

I searched the forum and tried out the solutions offered, but so far have been unsuccessful in getting the result I’m looking for.

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Good question! Put the first beat in the LH, second beat in the RH; for the B on beat 2, hit the M key to move it onto the bottom staff.

Then, type comma (,) to activate rest input, and O to activate Force Duration; then input two 8th rests by typing any note name (since Rests are activated). Then finally, click on the 8th rest on beat 2, and hit the N key to move it to the top staff.

A little complicated perhaps, because you must override Dorico’s treatment of rests, but it gets all the rests and notes in the right place.


Very helpful – thank you! And I learned some new tricks in the process.