Odd meter (time signature) - showing rests

I searched for a solution to show specific rests in odd meters (such as 5/8, 7/8, etc) with various beat groupings. I already specified the groupings by using “shift+b [2+2+3]/8” and the voices that have one empty are displayed as a full bar rest. I try to change that in order to show beat groupings, especially for parts, where is mandatory to know that in order to save time notating that.

I tried so far insert manual rest with force note duration, which works fine in the general score. Even though it takes a bit of time to insert all of them, is it ok…even tough I would preffer an option to insert automatically all the rests in this time signatures.

The problems start in the parts, where the rests from the general score are not inserted. Even though it seems like a lot of work, I tried to insert them manualy with force duration…but it doesn’t work! Am I missing something?

You need to turn off Layout Options > Players > Bar Rests and Multi-bar Rests > Consolidate (with the part layouts selected in the right panel of the Layout Options dialog). Set this to None and you’ll find that all the work you’ve done on rests in the score appears in the parts.

The reason for this is that Dorico considers single bar rests as multi-bar rests. This is so that it can narrow the amount of horizontal space they take up, and so that (if you so wish) it can display a “1” above the rest for clarity.

Thanks, but this will also break all the multimeasures rests I have in the part… And I don’t want that. I just want the odd meters to have the breaks and all the others treated like multimeasures rest.

Your only other option, as far as I’m aware, is to construct a notehead set with notes that look like rests (Rob attached a useful project to this thread). Use a rest notehead somewhere in each of the bars with odd meters, and they’ll show in score and part layouts. You’ll need to hide stems and suppress playback (both from the properties panel) and you’ll then need to - with the rest noteheads selected - go Edit > Propagate Properties to ensure that these properties are carried over from the score to the part (or vice-versa).

I found a way!

Create a playing technique that contains only a “space”, and then insert rest with note forcing duration. Attach the “space playing technique” to the first rest and then it will appear in the part!
I hope it will serve to others even tough would be nice to have an easier option to show this kind of things globally in the score and parts!

Keep up the good work!

Come to think of it, you could also attach a dynamic (such as “p”) to a location other than the downbeat, then “hide intensity marking” from the properties panel, then propagate properties.