Totally alternative text for techniques


I sometimes want to parenthesize technique text, like “pont.” or “flautando”, to be sure the player knows that that techniques is still valid after a few notes or bars.

Alternative text adds to the standard text, while I would like a totally alternative text. How do you do? I was thinking to hide the technique text, and just add the alternative as default text (Shift-X).


Dumb text is an option, or you could duplicate the playing techniques to make parenthesized versions if there are a few that you re-use a lot.

Both very useful in different situations. Thank you!