Slash voices currently do not allow changing to different slash noteheads, specifically muted slash (X) for guitar. I found a 2021 workaround suggesting using a single note in a regular voice as a workaround, but then you don’t get accurate playback. Thank you.
I’m not sure what you consider to be accurate playback – do you mean that you don’t want to hear the muted slash note you put in a regular voice? If so, you can activate the Suppress playback property, which will silence that note.
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Would you be able to post an example of the sort of notation you’re after? It might be that there’s a simpler way to achieve this.
Here’s an example I found online. (I do like the larger slash mute X noteheads Dorico supports for individual notes better than the small ones shown here.)
Ah, it may be easier to put muted chord playback on a separate staff then manually hide that whole staff.
Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, I think putting the playback on a separate hidden staff may be your best option here.
OK for anyone else finding this in search, the least-work-workaround:
- A visible staff not assigned to any output, single note rhythm with custom noteheads, plus any normal note phrases
- A hidden multi-voice staff for playback