I have a vague feeling I remember this being discussed before, but I can’t find it.
I have a song with tightly-spaced instrument parts. The initial tempo marking is a bit long, though not outlandish: “Gently, Swing 16th, q-112” over top of an 8-bar multirest. (And it’s not my arrangement, so I don’t have the option of changing it).
The result is that the initial multi-bar rest is far too long for the system, and prevents me from pursuing the tight spacing I need.
Is there a workaround? I can’t think of one. And is this in consideration for future updates? I’m thinking specifically of the option to allow an initial tempo marking to flow across multi-bar sections.