I wrote a very boring piece for violin. Here it is:
After the rehearsal, I decided I want to make some corrections.
I noticed that my player tends to play louder at bar 20, so I decide I want to add a dynamic marking in bar 20 saying “sempre pp”.
(See red circle):
When I press the note at bar 20, the entire tied note gets marked and I am unable to insert my dynamic at that point.
Even worse, when I double click the note where I want to input my dynamic, the caret jumps 20 bars back to the beginning of the tied note.
But fear not! I found two ways to input that new dynamic after all and make my violin piece finally complete!
You either use the scissors to remove all the ties, then press the desired spot for the dynamic marking, enter it, and then re-tie. (because untying and retying is so fun!)
You mark the note and press “Enter”, you then press the right arrow on your keyboard 160 times (until it’s at the correct spot) and then you can input your dynamic.
(Since I am a practiced Dorico user, I know I can also hold down Ctrl, and then I only need to press the right arrow 20 times which is much better than 160!)
My question is:
Is this sisyphic endeavor the intended ideal behavior?
When I go in with my mouse and press a specific point in my score, shouldn’t Dorico assume I am interested in THAT point in the score? Why on earth would it put my caret 20 earlier at where the tied note started?!
I love that Dorico understands that tied notes behave a certain way. And that if I put an accent on a tied note it should only put the accent on the beginning of the note and not on every tied continuance. THAT AMAZING! I LOVE IT! But this wonderful genius understanding of tied notes shouldn’t mean the program is fighting against the user when trying to input changed, and adding “sempre pp” at some point of a tied note is really not such a rare and crazy idea.
Am I crazy?