After a bit of trial and error, I’ve managed to do Schenker in Dorico:
Honestly it really wasn’t as bad as I expected it would be. There are several voices, and I made a custom notehead set to make eighth notes look like beamed half notes:
I used MusAnalysis for the all the text, input as lyrics.
A few things that would make this easier. I realize it’s not exactly a common use case, and perhaps these requests wouldn’t apply to other situations, but I’ll share them anyways.
Option for lyric input to advance by rhythmic grid. This would be far-and-away the most helpful improvement. At present, lyrics have to be entered at the correct rhythmic location, which means note input and switching to the lyric popover. It’s not too bad, but I also have to be in the same voice, or else the lyrics don’t align.
Lyrics don’t move when they’re edited… Well, this one is already coming in Dorico 4, so yay.
Masking options for beams. There wasn’t anything I could do about this, at least in Dorico.
The ability to make any note into any notehead, regardless of its duration. The custom notehead sets have certain (understandable) limitations, since they’re semantic. It would be nice to be able to make one eighth note one notehead, and the next one a different notehead.
Edit: Dorico file attached for your entertainment. You need the MusAnalysis font installed.
Schenker.dorico (451.9 KB)