Sibelius tip for creating buzz rolls/crushes

I know a number of people, including myself, use the mordent to notate your buzz rolls or crushes.

Instead of going to the symbol menu every time and manually placing the mordent on the note stem, just highlight one mordent you have already placed, copy it, click the note you want to attach it to and paste. The mordent will automatically place itself on the stem. Little time saver that helps alot.

Gabe Cobas
[quote="na67"]what is a "mordent" and where is it in the symbol menu? i just want to use a Z that will automatically place itself on the stem for buzz rolls......what can i do?[/quote]

I think this is what's being referred to:
[img]https://www.tapspace.com/images/forumimages/mordent.jpg[/img]

Many writers use this symbol to notate a "crush" sound, and use the "Z" shape to indicate an actual hand-to-hand buzz roll. Mordent can be found in the SYMBOL window in Sibelius, and you can just use TECHNIQUE text for the Z.

AB
what is a "mordent" and where is it in the symbol menu? i just want to use a Z that will automatically place itself on the stem for buzz rolls......what can i do?
An easier way is to set the symbol you want to the keypad layout. There are three blank slots that you can use for whatever you want. Then you can treat it like any other notation the same way you do with accents and diddles. Keep in mind that this only changes how the note LOOKS.

Wonton
Great tip. It also works if you click on one mordent (or a "Z" buzz notation), then use "option-click" to place it elsewhere. Option-click works for anything like dynamics, text, time signatures, hairpins, etc. It's a great shortcut.

AB
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