Damping individual strings
I play a traditional wire strung harp. The brass wires ring for sometime and have to be damped to reduce dissonance. I'm struggling to find an efficient way to mark individual strings for damping (something like a cross just after or before a note).
I tried grace notes with different heads and unchecked 'play' in the inspector, but they interfered with the playback by cutting the previous note short.
Next, I tried the same thing but with normal notes, repositioning them with the 'mirror head' drop down menu and offsetting on the x axis. These look okay and don't interfere with the playback, but it's a lot of work each time. After a little reading I thought I could solve this adding one to a custom palette, as per the handbook:
'To add customized elements from a score:
Press and hold Ctrl+Shift (Mac: Cmd+Shift) and drag the element from the score into a palette in the custom workspace.'
Unfortunately, it just doesn't seem to work. I'm using Cmd+Shift on my MacBook, but the notes just slide up and down the stave, and can't be dragged towards the palette.
If anyone knows how to make this work, or has a completely different solution, I'd be very grateful for your advice.