Hi, I’m a fairly new convert to Dorico, and in general I like it quite a bit.
However, I am finding it difficult to properly notate jazz solo sections; or, at least, I can’t figure out how to make Dorico do what I want. Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere; I combed the forums for a bit before posting…
If, for example, I have a tenor saxophone solo that lasts for 4 choruses (16 bars each; so 64 bars long), I don’t want him to have to look at the chords spelled out 4 times down the page. This is too cumbersome for him to read, and will make him play worse.
However, I can’t just put repeat signs, because I need the other horn players to come in with background figures on the 2nd and 3rd times only, and if I have repeat signs on the score, their parts get messed up.
Ideally, the other horn players would see 16 bars rest, 32 bars worth of written notes, and another 16 bars rest. The tenor saxophone player would see 16 bars of slashes and chords in between repeat signs, and text saying “take 4 choruses”, or something like this.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I’m running into this problem, or something like it, with almost every chart I make, and I’m starting to regret buying Dorico (despite liking everything else about it) because people reading my charts don’t like to see full pages of repeated chords in solo sections.
Thanks for your time