I’ve been using one of the opus fonts for this, but this is much simpler.
Might I be bold enough to suggest that you add the seven note names (capitals only) and the accidentals mapped to Dorico’s default (9,0,-) for single pedal changes. Then we’d have everything in a single paragraph style.
I’ve just been transcribing a harp part and using the letters rather than the pedal diagram. Adding flats and naturals (in the right size at the right offset) in the text fields has been a chore. I hope one day there will be a way to do this with Dorico techniques or the like–just typing into a popover–but I understand why this was not at the top of the queue of features to add.
Hello Wizzarts - I’m wondering if you’ve had any luck with note names and accidentals in your harp pedal font. I’m adding note names/accidentals with shift-X, and as Derrek describes above, I’ve fiddled with the size and offset, and it works.
But something about the accidentals font (Bravura) really throws off the staff spacing. The accidental wants an enormous amount of vertical space, and I’m finding it necessary to go through every single system and adjust the spacing by hand.
Has anyone else encountered this staff spacing problem? Am I missing something, or is there a workaround until Dorico adds harp pedal notation?
Take a look at the second-last reply on this thread
It includes the harp diagram symbols too, but but those look too unclear for me. So I use Wizzarts’ for the diagrams and the one in the aforementioned link for note names. I create two different paragraph styles: Harp Pedals [15pts rel.] and Harp Pedals Diagram [17 pts. rel.]. I’ve just completed an extensive harp part using this technique. Looks like this:
Thanks very much, both of you! I should have been using Bravura Text, not Bravura; and I also didn’t know about excluding things from collision avoidance, very useful. I am already using the Hindson font for harp pedal diagrams; but that has the same weird spacing effect for me, so I will try Wizzarts’ font also. Beautiful harp part Claude!
then I paste them into a text box (Shift+x) which I attach to the lower staff and switch the fonts to Bravura. In the properties panel I set the box to appear Below the staff. Finally I change the fonts size to 16:
I’m opening up this topic again because I wonder if there’s an easy way to add a much used harp pedal notation as an extra option to the current Dorico notation, which is either Diagram or Note Names. So, instead of:
I know that many harpists use the above notation. Would be nice to have in Dorico as a 3rd option!
Thanks for any replies.