This is why I am asking, I recognize I have been over notating and am now correcting scores to match performance practice. Doing so, however, comes at the cost of either sacrificing Dorico playback or spending a lot of extra time using hidden playback triggers or editing in a DAW. I guess what I am asking is:
- is it possible to tell Dorico that a given piece should be played by XYZ Persona (aka, Jazz Default)
If I understand correctly, Dorico already does this, but has only one default persona hardcoded as “classical”. The engine applies “classical” interpretation of playing technique, ornamentation, etc. and uses “classical” defaults for notation without modifiers. I am asking if it’s possible to change from a “classical” mode to a “jazz” mode. The engine will still work the same way (apply “XYZ” interpretation of playing technique and use “XYZ” defaults for notation without modifiers). The only difference is that instead of XYZ being “classical” XYZ would be “jazz”, or maybe even user configurable.
As you’ve pointed out, this is only relevant if you actually want playback from Dorico. In my case I do as I’m trying to get a grasp on writing original material that doesn’t have an existing performance score and associated audio track. In other words, it is harder for me to “check my work” when playback differs from written notation. In many cases Dorico plays back as intended, but jazz is a notable exception unless I simply haven’t found the right settings for it.