Defining how combinations of articulations and single-note tremolos sound in playback

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Dorico Pro
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4.3
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English
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You can define specific playback behaviors for particular combinations of articulations and single-note tremolos in playing technique-specific noteheads for unpitched percussion instruments.

Procedure

  1. In Setup mode, open the Percussion Instrument Playing Techniques dialog in any of the following ways:
    • For an individual percussion instrument: In the Players panel, click the instrument menu Instrument menu button in instrument labels in the instrument label, and choose Edit Percussion Playing Techniques from the menu.

    • For percussion instruments that are part of percussion kits: In the Players panel, click the instrument menu in the kit instrument label and choose Edit Percussion Kit to open the Edit Percussion Kit dialog. In the main editing area, select the instrument whose playing techniques you want to edit, then click Edit Percussion Playing Techniques.

  2. In the list at the top of the dialog, select the playing technique-specific notehead whose playback behaviors you want to define.
  3. Click Add Technique in the action bar at the bottom left of the dialog.
  4. Click Choose Playing Techniques beside the Playback playing technique field to open the Playback Technique Combinations dialog.
  5. Select the playback techniques you want.
    Tip

    You can select a single playback technique or combine multiple playback techniques. To select multiple playback techniques, Ctrl/Cmd-click each playback technique.

  6. Click OK to add the selected playback techniques and close the Playback Technique Combinations dialog.
  7. Choose one of the following options:
    • Replace: Allows you to use this playing technique instead of the default playing technique defined for this combination of notehead and staff position.

    • Add: Allows you to add this playing technique on top of the default playing technique defined for this combination of notehead and staff position.

  8. Choose any articulations and the tremolo stroke that you want from the available options.
  9. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.

Result

The behavior of the selected playing technique in playback is changed.