I’d like to specify string numbers for high harmonics on the violin/cello/etc. It seems weird there’s not a faster way to do this. Upon selecting a note I’ve already input, I try to toggle the setting for “String” in the ‘notes and rests’ panel, but cannot toggle it on: it remains grayed-out.
I wonder if this has something to do with me already having specified the note as a natural harmonic - or with me having given it a custom tuning system (‘microtonal’) accidental. This would be a silly reason of course; natural harmonics are by nature not in equal temperament, and there are harmonics located all along the strings to achieve lovely high notes.
Is really the only way around this to create a clunky text attachment (“IV” / “I” etc) and attach it to each note? Thank you.
Some of the natural harmonics don’t map correctly-specifically the partials where you can play the same note four different places on the string. Dorico only correctly maps the first position and the fourth.
For example on a violin first string the natural harmonic found on the C# and G# (both sounding a G#) do not map. Those harmonics also don’t let you select the string.
Not sure if that’s your issue, but Hopefully this oversight will be corrected soon.
Create it in the String category and it will appear in the techniques panel on the right alongside all your other string techniques. Once created, save it as a default and it will be available in all your projects.