I notice there is no way to add players to an existing section player. I understand why this is. But it occurs to me that maybe one ought to be able to change instruments in a section player like one can do in a solo player. Examples are Violin section playing con sord. or senza sord. or col legno. These are effectively instrument changes as one can’t be playing one way and another at the same time.
I also understand that the playing technique allows one to specify this. But it is also just as easy to do an instrument change and the score looks pretty much the same except for the actual label that is placed where the instrument change goes vs. the playing technique text.
I mainly ask because this occurred to me when setting up playback. It is currently easier to instantiate two players at the same position and then invoke an instrument change rather than build a new instrument that has all those techniques programmed in. And the likely non functional use of exclusion properties in the expression maps. Maybe this works, I haven’t tried it yet. And of course these reasons won’t always be true.
I suppose this can all be accomplished using solo players in Dorico setup and then instantiate section instruments in the playback VST.
So maybe this is just me thinking out loud. Food for thought, opinions welcome.