Muted guitar strum

I can’t seem to insert a muted guitar strum (x) with Dorico 5. I was able to do so when using Dorico 4.3.

Do you mean have it play back muted?

A ‘palm mute’ technique is what’s being discussed, is my guess…

No, notated

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You’re just looking to change the notehead type aren’t you?

Yes. I used to be able to select “dead note” in guitar techniques and that would effect either a rhythm slash or a note head. Now, I can’t get it to give me a muted strum.


That’s what I used to be able to do to rhythm slashes. Not only would the cross show on the staff, but the muted strum would be heard on playback. I can go through the edit notation tab, but the cross is not quite right and the mute isn’t heard on playback. Here is a screen shot from a score written with 4.3:

By the way, thank you for your time and attention, Daniel.

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That’s interesting. I wasn’t aware that dead notes had any effect on playback (and it says as much in the manual).