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 only affect playback within their duration and can show continuation lines.

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

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

Figure 2. String indicator (selected) with no duration
Figure 3. String indicator (selected) with duration and duration line