• One thing I find odd or awkward in Dorico is the editing of tied notes. Once a note is tied it assumes the new duration and I can’t seem to figure how to edit that note without either making a new duration or erasing it all together. In other words, when notes are tied Dorico treats the rhythm as the amalgam of all of the tied notes, which means if you want to change anything you have to start over from the first articulated note. When there is a rhythm held over several bars, then, you have to essentially erase everything that comes after the first articulated note one way or another.
I’m happy to admit that sometimes it’s my way of thinking that’s the issue with my learning this program (the reconceptualization of rests, for instance), so maybe there’s something I’m missing and would love that feedback. But otherwise it seems that once a note is tied you can’t go back.
• Another oddity to me has to do with pitch editing. Say you have a three note quarter note chord and want it to become a dotted quarter note… Dorico makes you select all three notes of the chord in order to effect that dot, otherwise it will only add to the selected pitch. This seems counter-intuitive to me, in that one would probably want to perform this added rhythmic amount to the whole chord in the vast majority of circumstances rather than add to just the one selected note.
• Finally, I’m surprised that when cutting and pasting that the default is to not erase and paste over the target, but to keep the target of the paste and overlap the new material. And frankly I’m not sure how to get the former to happen without first erasing the area I want to paste into and then pasting. Again it seems to me that would be the more natural default.
Appreciate any and all suggestions/feedback on any of these issues.