Hi Daniel, this is a feature SOOOOO many people here in South Africa has asked me when I tried to convert them from Finale to Sibelius. In Finale, one can hover your mouse pointer over a note in the score, and by pressing a certain key, the entire verticle chord throughout the score is heard sustained…sort of an audition/scrubbing function. Finale use LOVE this feature and I could just never convince AVID to implement it. This is a huge “selling” feature when I try to convert Finale users.

Do you foresee something like that in Dorico, seeing that DAW’s can do it and Dorico and Cubase are brothers?

We do plan to include this feature at some point, Hans, but I don’t know whether it will be included in the very first version.

Fantastic! I don’t think it will be difficult to program/code.

The workings of this feature request can be viewed here (watch the video):

Has this been implemented? I agree this amazingly simple feature is a huge deterrent not to leave finale. It allows one to focus on a single moment in time without the other distractions of playback…thanks

How close an equivalent to what you want is this:

  1. Select a note
  2. Press P to start playing
  3. Press Spacebar to stop… maybe even as soon as two or three notes later
  4. Press SHIFT + Spacebar to repeat from the note/position which you selected at 1 and played from at 2
  5. Repeat steps 3,4 at will

In Dorico 1.10.2 there are further refinements as to which staffs play during this process… see ‘Choosing what to play back’.

Or are you looking for something quicker, automatic or more focused still?

I use this function (to hear from a selected note) the same way Mark described it.
It works very well for me. I don´t know Finale by the way.
But the difference between Finale and Dorico like Hans described Finale means only one click more in Dorico - Selecting a note by clicking and then hitting P.
But Dorico has implemented very useful combinations of playback.
You can select notes in the instruments you want to hear (in full score) and then pressing P you hear only the selected ones - very clever and useful solution in Dorico i think. I use it every day.
You can select different notes with SHIFT for adjacent instruments in full score or STRG for non-contiguous ones - the same functionality like in the windows explorer for example to select files. So it´s an established solution.
If you want to hear one instument in full score you select at least two notes in the staff and then you can hear only that instrument in playback.
Well done Dorico Team !

In Finale you can use alt-space to literally scrub the mouse over the score, forwards or backwards.
Shift-alt-space does the same for the single stave that you mouse over.


:shushing_face: shhh