There are a number of hymns written in 4/4 time that include combinations of notes that, as strictly notated, divide one rhythm unit in 3+1 (fours), yet they are normally sung closer to a 2+1 (threes). The playback should have a rhythmic feel of thirds rather than fours. Examples are dotted quarter and an eighth note, or dotted eighth and a sixteenth note. Strict playback would result in a jerky feel to rather than a flowing feel.
I have experimented with Dorico’s Rhythmic Feel dialogue, alternating the sliders between extreme left and right positions. The farthest left position seems to me to produces results as strictly written. The farthest right makes the feel even more jerky. Looking at the dialogue that actually makes sense, because the far left ratio seems to be 1 to 1, which ought to leave things as written.
In the past when I ran into this using Notion it’s Swing function worked beautifully for me. I figure Dorico can do what I want, but I’m not sure how to approach it.
I’m hoping it’s not a workaround where I notate things in 12/8 instead of 4/4.