when dark or bright red notes appear in Write mode in Dorico, what skill level is assumed for the player? Some dark or bright red notes appear for woodwind which I think are playable, so is the skill level assumed to be medium rather than advanced or in the UK grade 5 rather than grade 8. Is it possible to change the expected skill levels of the players?
Please see Out of Range - #12 by dspreadbury
(And scroll to the top of that thread for how to tweak the definitions outside of Dorico, if you dare.)
It’s a good question. For example, what is the highest note on a violin? It depends on who you ask and what players can do. And then five string violins go lower that the expected lowest note G. And a four string violin can be and is sometimes tuned down to D on the bottom string.
And what is the range of a grand piano? Here in Australia the distinguished piano maker Wayne Stuart has succeeded in making very fine new instruments with 108 keys that are brilliant mechanically and musically.
It’s a nice feature in Dorico but needs to be customisable.
Thank you - very helpful - in my transcoding project i may have naively deleted some bright red notes as not playable when in fact they may be and will have to go back to check against recognized ranges