Am I doing this wrong? Breaths and Pauses
The answer is usually "yes", but I thought I'd ask.
Breath marks and caesura are applied as Staff elements, but they affect the playback of the entire system. If I want to use one of these elements, I currently have to insert them individually into each staff, or use CTRL-Select to choose the entry points. (Often forgetting to select one or more staves in a larger score.)
Is there no way to automatically apply these as System elements, wherein they would all take on the same value?
I do understand that only one breath or caesura in a system needs to have a value in any one place to affect playback, but for the sake of consistency, shouldn't they all carry the same value?
I also understand that breath marks can be used to indicate information to the performers without affecting the actual playback, and as such, may not be needed by all performers at the same instance.
So the question is, am I doing this wrong? Is there a way to add breaths and caesura as System elements that I am unaware of?