I’m having a bit of trouble finding information on this particular topic. most of my searches are coming up with “extended playing techniques” which isn’t the same thing.
Anyway, my particular issue is with marking “marcato” over a passage (instead of the articulation over each note.)
when I try to select multiple notes, it applies “marc.” to each note, rather than “marc.” once with a circle to drag to cover more material if I want.
is there a setting I missed somewhere?
If I only put “marc.” on one note, there is no circle for me to drag to extend the effect over multiple notes. It just inserts a single “marc.” indication.
The only way I’ve found to add this extending line was to “group” two articulations together, but then I have to play around with it to delete the 2nd instance of “marc.”
I haven’t found anything in the lower zone either to edit this.
a 2nd question, related indirectly:
how can I make a parenthesized marking appear on a subsequent page or system of an instrument?
for example, if I have “marc. sempre” on page 1, and this playing technique continues on page two, I’ve like to have “(marc. sempre)” appear on the 2nd page.
I noticed the same thing with any custom articulation that is specified as “attribute” instead of “direction”. The former specification refers to each individual note and the latter to all notes until another articulation is written to override this.
Just to make sure: you create two elements: a playing technique that says “sempre marcato” (which I think is the Italian version of marcato-text) and then a corresponding new playback technique that says “sempre marcato” and is marked as “direction”.
ok, I finally figured it out… created my technique text and ALSO created a 2nd “marcato” technique in the “Edit” window.
Now, to my 2nd question:
Is there any way of having the technique text repeated on subsequent pages, in parentheses?
Without having to insert a continuation line? (I don’t want a line showing the whole length of this technique. the idea is to reduce clutter in the score)
Please share the/a project where you’re finding that to be the case, because I find with both text and glyph playing techniques that both a) explicitly setting the continuation to be “Line”, and b) setting the line style to be “None”, produces the desired effect.
Ah, I was referring to the property described in the link in my previous comment, which allows you to change the line style of individual instances of playing techniques. I wasn’t referring to the default setting for each playing technique in the Edit Playing Techniques dialog. (I embed links in my comments on the forum for a reason)
because this particular technique appears with a certain regularity in my orchestral scores I wanted a “marc. sempre” with no line, but repeating in parentheses, as a default version of that new technique.