I began to play around the percussion notation just to see what it looked like for the first time today.
Here is an example:
A few comments/suggestions about what I observed:
1 - By default the stems were down. Most percussionists prefer the stems up, a few others do prefer down. Is the there a way to change or edit a single staff or multiple staves to show stems up? Instead of having to select the notes and force the selected notes stem up?
2 - The accents appeared below the notes. I saw in engrave mode -> engrave options a way to move the accents above the notes, but that applies to the whole score. Is there a way to have the accents above the notes apply to only a few select staves? I work with marching band scores, and there is no need to put accents above the notes in Trumpet or Flute parts if players are use to seeing them above and below.
3 - The “Z” on the stem of the quarter note sits a little high. I believe it should be a little lower. Also, in regards to the Z, it would be nice if there was an option to select how the Z looked. I have been a big fan of using the same Z as in the sfz dynamic. I know others prefer the one similar to the one Dorico does now. An option would be great. I also tried the 2-line tremolo and I thought it sat a little high as well.
4 - When typing in stickings using Lyrics, the popover covered up the notes (stems and beams). I had trouble telling where I was in the measure with the stickings. Is there a way to move the popover a little further up to avoid cases like this?