Note grouping in 6/4


Another question: Dorico is really insisting that my piece in 6/4 is grouped 1-2-3 and then 4-5-6 in terms of beats, not mainly 1-2 and 3-4 and 5-6. So if I try to make a 4-beat note starting on beat 3 Dorico wants to make it a quarter note tied to a dotted half, rather than just a simple whole note.

I tried messing with the various options in “note grouping” in the Notation Options dialog, but couldn’t get Dorico to change it’s mind.



It seems you want a 3/2 time signature rather than a 6/4, which divides into two dotted half notes. You can try typing [2+2+2]/4 to see if that will give you the breakdown you need, or you can start with a measure of 6/4 and use Force Duration to enter it before applying a hidden 3/2 time signature starting in measure 2.

Brilliant! Thanks, Derrek. That fixed it! 3/2 it is! – Mike