I would like to ask when it will be possible to create simple jazz lead sheet?
I have Dorico since version 1. Keep paying for every update. Now I have Dorico 5.
I have ZERO usage for this program.
I don’t want to have any players; I don’t want to have any flows. I just want to create one simple sheet of paper that has similar layout to the Real books. Is it a rocket science to add one more template to the JAZZ section???
It is just unbelievable something that simple and easy cannot be accomplished.
I use Dorico for different things so it is not surprising that I don’t understand what would be necessary to make Dorico suitable for your needs. However, I suspect others with needs more similar to yours may be able to provide useful assistance if you can give specific details about the tasks you are unable to make Dorico perform as you would like. Good luck!
No it is very simple. Design your own, choose your own fonts and style etc. … then save as template and stick it in the Jazz section. If you don’t have Pro, I’m sure any number of people here would create the template for you based on your design.
…but various “jazz” fonts are bundled with Dorico, so spend some time with them and figure out which ones you like.
P.S. What you showed is not “Hal Leonard Notation Software”. With the exception of the version of Agua de Beber that looks typeset, it’s someone’s handwriting. You can tell from the variations in what, in a font, would be identical characters. See these three "A"s, for instance:
i think the whole point is that you have couple different symbols and you can change them or software is using them randomly something like “round robin”. it is hard to imagine that Hal Leonard still uses handwriting and then scan it and publish. We live in 2023. They released over 50 Realbooks
In 2004, the music publisher Hal Leonard obtained the rights to most of the tunes contained in the original Real Book and published the first legal edition, calling it the Real Book Sixth Edition in tacit acknowledgment of the five previous illegal versions. The cover and binding are identical to the “old” Real Book, and the books employ a font similar to the handwritten style of the originals. One hundred and thirty-seven tunes were omitted from the 6th edition that were in the 5th, and 90 new tunes were added.*
thanks for the link
maybe for you benwiggy it is unclear.
do you see clefs or time signatures or key symbols on every line ? in my samples?
which sample that was provided looks similar to the one I want to achieve?
so far i have received help from gdball and pianoleo that is relevant.
but all those are 3rd party and have price
i would appreciate if you or anyone could create lead sheet (just 3 lines) that has similar font/layout
that would be really helpful
This took me 10 minutes to make. When I look at the New Real Book. It shure is not the same but if you spent 2 hours you can make it almost the same I think. Just look at the full score layout. Bernie Lead Sheet.dorico (729.1 KB)