let ring

Dear all,

I don’t know if this a silly question, but I am not able to find how to correclty playback arperggios in guitar when using dorico. I do not mean to add the arpeggio symbol in a chord. I mean to “let ring” notes when doing arpeggios (let’s say an arpeggio of one bar written in eight notes).

I used to use guitar pro and there was an option to select the arpeggiated section and to add a “let ring” property, I don’t know if this exist in dorico or if it is planned for future versions (or maybe it is something dependant on the used vst?). I could do it manually in the play tab by modifying the lenght of each note but I don’t think this is a good approach.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best regards,


You can add laissez vibrer ties to a chord via the Properties panel, but this doesn’t actually cause the notes to be played longer than their notated length. There’s no option for this in playback at the moment, but I can imagine how a simplistic option might work, basically extending the played duration of the note until the next note of the same pitch (which wouldn’t take into account how the same pitch might be played on the same string in the meantime, of course). However, no such option presently exists. You might find using MIDI CC64 in the automation editor in Play mode better than adjusting the length of every note, maybe?

Thank you very much for you reply Daniel,

I will have a look on how the automation editor works and to see if I can work that out!


I’ve just tried your suggestion and I just want to let you know that that it works quite well!!! so thank you very much!

So far, enjoying a lot working with dorico!!

I’m working through a piece at the moment and have come across this issue. I’ve tried CC64 but I can’t get that approach to work as different strings sound for different lengths. For example (below), the first A on the G string after the pickup bar needs to continue to sound while the bass note changes to the low E. However, manually changing the note lengths so that they ring throughout - which I’ve taken to mean until the next note on that string - sounds really good I’m sure there’ll be a few places where I’ll need to tidy it up but for the most part (95%+) extending the note length up to a small distance from the next note on that string works a treat.

When you look at it in Tablature, it’s easy to see which notes need to be extended, and to where, and I wondered whether this was a clue as to how it might be implemented in Dorico. As letting notes ring is common in fingerstyle guitar, it would be a useful edit function in Play Mode - basically extending all notes until just before the next note on that string.

è da poco che adopero Dorico e questo problema l’ho risolto così ma non so se è il modo giusto però funziona: (vedi allegato 1.dorico).
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  1. Metto la linea di pedale (vedi allegato 1)
  2. Seleziono la linea del pedale e imposto a “1” la “scala personalizzata” (vedi allegato2)

The following properties set on a pedal line will result in a fully-hidden pedal line that is indicated with a signpost.

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Grazie, molto gentile come sempre.
Avessi guardato con più attenzione alla finestra “Pedal line” non avrei dovuto ricorrere all’escamotage.
Dovrò imparare a leggere bene il manuale.
Grazie ancora.

I don’t think there’s a single place that clearly describes how to hide a pedal line, but instead each property should be documented. Understanding how they work together allows one to come up with creative solutions. But perhaps a specific set of steps (or maybe instead a “Tip” video) might be helpful.

Dovessi postare dei “Video” quale software mi consigli (screen capture videos)?; io ho un Mac.

David - a bit off topic, but is this piece “Angie”? If so, I have a funny story about learning it…If not, then ignore!

Hi Ronald,

Yes - or in this case “Anji” - I’m working with Paul Simon’s arrangement. My goal here is to try and get a good performance using Dorico.

In the recording that Paul Simon made, the piece is in c-minor. When I was 13, I tried to learn this off the record - as we all did in those days. So there I was, playing it in c-minor, barre chords all around, and thinking “wow, this guy has a great left hand - he makes all this sound so easy, and the bass notes are so clear!” A few years later, someone gave me a capo - I put in on the third fret, played and a-minor chord (now sound c-minor), and the light bulb went on!
For what it’s worth, I actually could play it in c-minor. I wouldn’t recommend it, though…

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Kudos for playing it without a capo. I certainly couldn’t… :call_me_hand:

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David - when I tell other guitarists this story, they look at me as though I were crazy. Not saying they are wrong…

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