I know this has been brought up before… but I would like to make a suggestion/request for the future to have possibly an independent “percussion tie”.
One of the things I love most about Dorico is how well it handles so many rules regarding music. The tie is no exception. However, when it comes to percussion music, the tie sometimes means something else. So instead of changing Dorico’s default behavior, I would like to suggest a percussion tie that follows different rules than the standard tie.
Here is an example from ‘Modern Rudimental Swing Solos for the Advanced Drummer’ by Charlie Wilcoxon, first copyrighted (possibly published) in 1941. Then later renewed in 1969 and 1979. The rolls are tied to the release note (the tie/slur arcs upwards, not downwards, and it goes from note head to note head).
Here is an example from a solo book I am currently re-engraving.
While the slur does not look bad, it doesn’t necessarily uphold the tradition of percussion music. And to tweak the slur to look like the example from the Wilcoxon book would take quite a long time when I have literally hundreds to do. So having an option to select and place a percussion tie would be quite amazing.