i don’t find a satisfying way to write the playing direction for Mark Tree in Dorico. In Sibelius i wrote something like this for “downward”:
or this if it goes up and down a couple of times.
But in Dorico i use the single line instrument. Just curious how others are writing this? Writing “up” or “down” seems not very elegant to me.
You might use the arpeggio down, IIRC.
Yes, i ended up with this:
I think it’s doing the job.
Have you thought about changing the staff presentation to 5-line rather than single-line or have you specifically chosen single?
Whether on 5 lines or 1, I’ve generally written Mark Tree with just the wavy line extending over the desired duration – no notes.
No, i didn’t. Wasn’t sure about the impact on playback/expression maps (i’m using VSL) if i modify the pre-defined instrument.
Yes I’m not sure. I’ve created a kit of two mark trees so I can have one on the top space and one on the bottom. I’m just using the default sounds currently, though.
I see, i will give it try, thanks!