There is documentation online (but not in Dorico itself that I’ve found) about a CMD/ALT/Arrow combination for shifting note up or down an octave. Doesn’t seem to be there now?
Dorico guesses octaves reasonably well - unless you are attempting to edit a 5 line drum part with kick, snare and cymbal lets say. The “f” key for the kick gets interpreted as a cymbal on the “f” above. Is there a way to say "I really mean for you to enter the note an octave below where I know you’re going to try and put it? Because It really slows the process down.
My work around is to switch to multi-single line mode for drum entry, then switch back to 5 line which is okay I guess.
That raises my second question… In 5 line mode the staff doesn’t seem to completely honor voices. What I mean is, a snare and a kick seem to go on the same voice no matter how I try to split them. Its entirely possible that I’m missing something, but it seems like it has to be on a higher line like a cymbal before the voice change will “take”. With voice colors turned on its pretty obvious.
The true problem I’m trying to solve is clarity - Where applicable I want the kick to just be simple quarter notes, I don’t want them to become tied eighths and sixteenths or whatever just because of a snare etc. rhythm above them. No luck with using the lock to duration or force duration. If I enter the parts on single lines and them convert to 5 line, it for sure makes a simple pattern much harder to read than necessary.
Anyone know a better answer?