Using MusGlyphs for tempo popover


I have googled extensively, as I need to do a tempo transition of 32nd=eighth note

Dorico’s documentation suggests that I could do 3=5 but this instead has the hilarious effect of setting the new tempo to “32nd note is 5 beats per minute”. It’s worth noting that the documented “6=5” also has the same effect: “quarter=5 beats per minute”. Perhaps this is a regression?

In any case, I also tried setting the Immediate Tempo font to MusGlyphs and entered “32nd=e” which Dorico happily displayed as “32nd=e” exactly as I entered it.

Is there no way around this? Do I need to use a text glyph and add it to every single part, but hide them in the score only?

A. Even if 3=5 doesn’t work, y=e does - I just checked.
B. System Text, should you need it, is Shift-Alt-X. Using MusGlyphs in there should put the text in all the parts.

fabulous! Thanks so much!

An earnest plea to Dorico: could you document all the possibilities? the documentation just says “there are many examples” but having the full list would be so so helpful.

How did you know that “y” would trigger a 32nd note, pianoleo?

See the Metronome Mark Beat Units section: Tempo popover

(And yes, I agree that some of the examples immediately below don’t seem to work.)

It’s w, h, q, e… then x, y…z! (Never used y or z…)

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