Need ritard with dashed line

• Jul 19, 2016 - 00:20
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

It's possible to create a ritard that has a dashed line. This is used for long ritards—the dashed line gives the performer a good sense of the length of the ritard.

The ritard is created with a text line. There are several problems with this:

  • The text can't be styled to match other tempo text.
  • The ritard applies to the whole system but the text line is staff-based, not system-based. Creating the parts results in only the first part receiving the ritard.

A solution might be to allow the text in text lines to be styled and to allow for system-based text lines.

The attached example shows the styling problem and the parts problem.

Note that some composers use rall. - - - - - and there may be other variants for long tempo marks.

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