Feature Request: Voices & Slash Notation for Pop/Jazz Charts

Thanks. Everyones comments made me search around a bit. I found this option that will suffice:

What I would love to do is freely move slashes anywhere above or below the middle stave line. Currently “Show other voices” can clash with the slashes. In this example, need slashes moved below the cue notes. Chording instrument should freely plays chords and be aware of cue notes. Playback only needed for checking pitch accuracy of pitched noteheads. Drum parts would also benefit from seeing pitched or rhythmic cue notes. But thats less priority for me.

You can move slashes using the Slash pos. property.


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I want to show chord symbol anticipation into next bar. Is it possible to mix slash no stems and slash with stems? In this case I want quarter note slashes no stems and 8th note slash with stem on the “and” of 4 with a tie into next bar. Screen shot is close but the “and” of 4 needs to be a 8th slash note with stem. For slash notes seems only options are all stems or all no stems.

For that anticipation, you need to use a slash voice, even for the quarter on the next “1”, since we cannot currently tie into slash regions…
Just hide the stem of the quarter in Engrave Mode. You can then Alt-click that anticipation into other places!



I was just re-reading this thread a little, and one idea occured to me:
An option to have slash voices not generate rests by default or optionally? Would save a bunch of remove rests operations, and slash voices are really meant for a completely different purpose than regular voices, at least in my experience/practice.

Just an idea,


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For me ideally slash regions, rhythm slashes and regular pitched notes should be possible in a continuum. Beats one, two and three represent free interpretation within the chord. The slash note head specifies a rhythm to apply to the chord. Subsequently should be able to continue with melodic note heads when you want the musician to play or be aware of specific notes. Dorico user should able to switch freely and maintain a train of thought. Also in drum parts, chords and pitched note cues are helpful. I was thinking maybe ossia notation would be the answer but it does take up space. Always striving for less pages.
I have to say, I’ve been through many years of trying to use notation software and spent quite a bit of dough. I’ve always been much faster with paper and pencil. Dorico is the first app that is taking me away from hand writing. No more paper and pencil for my lead sheets and parts. No more eraser crumbs! (As you can see I’m not a first draft perfect pitch genius musician.) Thanks Dorico!

Heres another one. Song ending with held chord (fermata) then I want a break (caesura) then last chord (fermata). Trying to insert a caesura around the barline but then last fermata goes away. Try putting the fermata back but the caesura goes away.
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Yes, unfortunately you cannot at present have both a caesura and a fermata at the same rhythmic position. I suggest you create the caesura at a slightly earlier rhythmic position.