I just came across some old handwritten notes for some baroque-era grounds that I’d like to engrave in Dorico.
There’s the bass line (16 bars) and the melody/theme with variations that develops over a dozen repetitions of that bass line. So I’ve created two players, written the bass line, copied it a dozen times and wrote the melody. Everything looks very nice, except of course the bass part which currently contain hundreds of bars where 16 would suffice. Is there a way to reduce the score for the bass player to 16 bars and add a “repeat 12 times” notice, or something to that effect?
I thought about creating a third player who gets his own flows with only 16 bars of each bass line, and uncheck the other players from that flow, but that would mess up the automatic numbering of flows.
How would you handle something like that?
Thanks for your input,