Dual/Poli Tonality

Hi everyone,
I’m curious to know if Dorico 3.5.12 supports Dual/Poli tonality. Just interested in exploring this composition technique.

If you’re asking whether you can have different key signatures in different staves, the answer is yes.

Select the staff, Shift-K, enter the key signature, and close the popover using Alt-Enter or Opt-Enter.

Thank you. This solved my problem.

Hi Dankender,
I was thinking: can I assign different measures to different players? Is that possible?
e.g.: Player 1 has 4/4.
Player 2 has ⅞

Yes, easily. Do you want the barlines to line up? Or independent?

It would be nice to know how to do both, if you could.

To make independent barlines, simply use Shift-M on a staff, enter the time signature, and press Alt-Enter to close the popover.

To align the barlines, you’ll need to search the forum for something like “poly meter” or “concurrent barlines.” Also try “hidden tuplets.”

OK. Will do.
Thank you very much.

Hi DanKreider,
Would you know if I can have a custom key signature on a single staff, different from the other staves?
I understand that we can’t choose custom keys with the popup; only with the panel.
Let me know if you have any solution.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

The same way we assign something to one-staff-only with a popup: the Alt key.

  1. Select the beat where the key sig goes (or put the caret there)
  2. Hold Alt and click the key sig in the panel

Thank you for the info.

You can also press alt+enter in the popover. Works for both assigning individual key signatures and meters.