Hello to all,
I am experiencing difficulty with obtaining the [correct] appearance of a couple of bars in a big band number I’m resetting into Dorico. The piece is ‘String of Pearls’ (Glenn Miller) and the specific bars I’m having problems with are in the pics I’ve attached. I have gone through so many combinations of ‘note groupings’ and ‘beaming’ options that I’m now totally confused to know what I need to do to resolve the issue. One thing I have noticed is that depending if the meter is in 4/4 I get one result but if I use the correct meter of cut common, I get another (which is even worse). One pic is the Sibelius version (which I am striving to achieve the look of) and the other is the Dorico version.
I get so far (unbeamed) but in the main it’s when I apply the ties that it all goes south.
It may be that the note display/beaming convention that I need is not normal ‘classical’ convention that I’m having trouble. As there are so many parameters to choose from I doubt it. Unfortunately my brain is now so frazzled after many hours trying to resolve this, I can only assume that Dorico can’t do it or I simply can’t see ‘the wood for the trees’.
BTW. I’ve noticed there’s no cut-common option or even a reference to it in the Beam Grouping or Note Grouping options.
Can anyone help please; does anybody know how to do it?