I have a repeated of 4 bars. The instruction is to repeat the section 3 times.
The first time the dynamic is mf, the second time f, and the third time ff. In the original part the dynamic was written as “1=mf 2= f 3=ff” which seems clear to me.
I am trying to do something similar. I can get Dorico to put “1 = mf, 2= 3=” with the other dynamics missing. I tried to do brackets “mf[f][ff]”, but that did not display correctly. I tried putting numerous different dynamics, but Dorico deletes the first one and replaces with the new one. I tried putting “mf-f-ff” and Dorico ignores the input. Gould says very little about a case like this, and I am wondering what is the best way to achieve what I need. Any body have any thoughts?
In these cases, I set the dynamics at different positions and manually move them.
It’s possible to do this sort of thing with Shift-X text.
- Type your numbers using whatever your regular Shift-X text is.
- Copy and paste the glyphs you need from https://w3c.github.io/smufl/gitbook/tables/dynamics.html (or figure out an efficient way of typing in unicode characters on your operating system).
- Select each of the pasted glyphs and select Music Text from the top left dropdown of the text editing toolbar.
Whichever method you use, it’ll constitute a workaround and won’t play back correctly.
Thanks guys!!! I was hoping I was just doing something incorrectly, and was hoping to avoid a workaround.
This is good advice, especially if you want to put multiple vertically stacked dynamics on the same rhythmic position: moving them in write mode with the arrow keys is the only way to get them on the same spot. There is one caveat: the stacking order is determined by how far the dynamic sticks out to the left. E.g. ‘mp’ is wider than ‘p’, so it always appears above ‘p’. I found that you can fix this by entering a very long prefix with only spaces to the dynamic that you want to appear on top. (You can see that in the attached screenshot.)