I hadn’t wanted to return here to bother people but I’ve hit problems I seriously can’t find answers to no matter how hard I search.
The three staves in this pic are in 4/4 and top to bottom, treble, bass, bass.
- top staff, 3rd beat. The beam across the 3 semiquavers + rest will not split. I can untie the first note, try to split the lot and reconstruct it but without success. I want it like the exemplar beneath on the 2nd stave.
- second staff, last beat. Tried to beam the semiquavers together but they end up as shown rather than a joined beam. Same as the first beat of the third staff.
Also on the second staff, the last note is to be played by both players but I can’t find a way of attaching an upstem and downstem to the same note.
Ideally it would be beamed from both voices. The only alternative is to write ‘a 2’ above just that one note but that seems inelegant. If I can ‘double stem’ it, of course the rests would need adjusting.
As to rests I’m having loads of trouble inputting rests ‘as I go’. Dorico always wants to do things differently. I wanted to start an empty bar with a crotchet rest but it won’t let me. The shadow rest shows but it won’t stick.
Is there any way of letting me enter rests as I see fit? I spent over 2 hours struggling with a bar a few nights ago, decided finally to delete the music in the bar which I’ll touch in with ink when I get an off-print.
Thank you for any help you can give.