My understanding of harmony and chords originates in classical music. Influenced by German music college, I think about harmony in terms of Hugo Riemann’s harmonic functions (tonic, dominant, subdominant and their relatives).
So, when arranging music on paper, I would first note down the chord progression in one of the two following ways below the score to have a better harmonic overview over the music (attachment).
Major differences to chords in Dorico:
- minor chords in small letters/major chords in capital letters.
- inversion is displayed below the chord using the steps of the scale (Tonleiterstufen).
(- and of course in the first example the use of functions instead of chords).
The current ways of writing chords in Dorico (I guess also meant for performance rather than analysis) don’t really suit my way of thinking. Instead written in the ways below (attachment) I can immediately grasp what they mean, e.g. when trying to play a score with many transposing instruments on the piano.
Will the display of such Riemann-based systems be possible via the Dorico chord-symbol popover in the foreseeable future?
(I have no idea how widespread this approach to chords/harmony is outside of the realm of German classical music education)
Best regards from Germany