Hi, I’m a new Dorico user. It’s brilliant and a joy to learn. I’m having an issue with hiding certain chord symbols, I know this has been discussed a lot but I haven’t found an answer that has helped my situation yet. This is literally the first time I haven’t been able to figure something out in less than 30 seconds, which is remarkable.
I need to show chords symbols in a trombone part for a short improvised solo. Adding chord symbols to the instrument adds ALL the chord symbols for the whole piece. I realize you can Ctrl+A and filter chord symbols, and hide them. This would also select and hide the chords in the guitar part which I don’t want to do. Selecting only the chords symbols in the trombone with the marque and not the guitar chords is tricky (they’re adjacent in score order). It’s a long piece (15 minutes) and I’d have to go through it section by section, painstakingly selecting and filtering trombone chords and hiding them. I tried hiding them in the trombone part, which worked nicely, but they’re still appearing in the score. I need to hide them in score and part. I read in one of the threads on this topic the idea of a “only show chords for slash notation” option, which Daniel liked the idea of. This would be great in this situation, although I can think of other situations where it would still be difficult.
This just seems like a lot of complicated steps involving navigating all over my large score and switching layouts, just to simply add a few bars of chord symbols to an instrument. Ideally I could add these chord symbols somehow without having to leave the score and section of music I’m in, for an easy workflow. For now I’m going to leave the unwanted chord symbols in, and take them out when the piece is done and I’m no longer in the creative stage, but if anyone has any tricks, please share!