the current default position of the tremolo using two semibreves

the current default position of the tremolos using two whole


The default position of the tremolos between two semibreves is as follows:

It is not optimised. Thus I moved the tremolo symbols between two semibreves.

Would it be improved in future?

Elaine Gould’s Behind Bars states, on page 226:

“For semibreves, position the tremolo beams as if the semibreves were stemmed”

and then

" It is acceptable to move semibreve beams close to noteheads, to save space outside the stave. This should be avoided if the close proximity of beams and notes or ledger lines is visually confusing".

As far as I can tell, Dorico’s defaults do exactly that. The defaults are optimised.

If you want to change them, you have the choice to do so. You can even do it globally if you like:

Thank you!