Hi all! So I guess I don’t understand exactly what the Layout Options checkbox for “show rests in empty bars” does. Here’s a screenshot of a sample part I’m working on:
As you can see “show rests in empty bars” is not selected for this organ part so the treble clef staff will primarily be blank above chord changes. In general, this is what I want. I’m not sure why the rests are suddenly showing in m284-5 though. Is it due to the tempo marking? I’m not complaining, I want to to see the rests here, I just don’t understand how to force them to appear. On the other hand, in m287 the other organist (it’s an organ battle featuring Lucas Brown and Joey DeFrancesco) has a cadenza so I need to show the rests in that bar. How to I force them to show?
If I can’t force the rests to show in m287, I guess I need to take the opposite approach, show all rests, and then hide the vast majority of them. In Finale I would have just used a “blank notation” staff style. What’s the best practice to accomplish this in Dorico? Whole rests don’t seem to be scalable, and changing the color slightly affects the line that the rest hangs from so that’s not gonna work. Entering two half rests, setting the scale to 1% seems to make them vanish so that would be a possibility. How do you accomplish the blank notation style, while still allowing some whole rests to be seen? Obviously there is some sort of trigger to have them show or they wouldn’t be showing in m284-5 in my example. I just can’t quite figure it out.