Newbie needs help!
I have an open SATB choral score and I’m adding a piano staff (for rehearsal only). (By the way, if there’s an easy way to turn the SATB parts into a piano score, I’d sure love to know about that!)
Anyway, the Soprano and Alto parts (for example), do not always share the same rhythms. As a result, Dorico insists on changing my dotted-quarter-to-eight pattern into a quarter tied to two eights. (See the screen shot and the red rectangles.) I’ve read several discussions about locking note durations, and I don’t think that any of that works when inputting multiple notes per staff, as in a piano score.
This default behavior is maddening, and it ruins the elegance of typical notation. I would think that Dorico would have a setting for “do what I told you, and don’t change it around.”
Am I missing something? Here’s my screen shot.