Playing technique duration

In Dorico Pro, playing techniques have an explicit duration when they apply to a specific range, rather than from a single rhythmic position onwards. Playing techniques with duration can show continuation lines.

You can give duration to any playing technique in any of the following ways:

  • Group playing techniques together

  • Input playing techniques with an open end during note input and extend them

  • Add playing techniques to a range of notes

  • Lengthen playing techniques

In Write mode, playing techniques with duration have start and end handles that show their duration.

Figure 1. Start and end handles on a playing technique with duration

Playing technique duration does not affect playback. The sounds produced in playback rely on the playback technique associated with the playing technique, the expression map settings, and the sound libraries loaded in the project.