Hello there !
I’m Julien, new user (couple of months) and first post here…
So I’ve been watching Anthony Hughes tutorials, very informative and well explained !
However there are some things that are a bit odd to me, espcecially since the only notation software I’ve had up until now was Guitar Pro (6).
In GP editing is quite intuitive and easy, despite being a less powerful software, and the thinking process is quite different so maybe you could help me achieve things in Dorico that take me a couple of seconds in GP and make me pull my hair in Dorico…
One basic thing I can’t seem to do easily :
just basic editing.
By default Dorico considers that a bar has to be filled, a logic that doesn’t exist in GP in which your bar is red if incorrectly filled, but otherwise you can edit everything very easily inside it : if I want to make a note shorter or longer I just press - or + and done, it doesn’t change the rest of the bar.
In Dorico for instance I tried to delete a rest and then increase the next note by the equivalent duration, I can’t seem to be able to do that without rewriting the whole bar, else it shifted rhythmically all the subsequent notes of the score, not even just the bar !
A more concrete example of what I want to achieve with this attached screenshot.
It’s a Rhodes part of a composition I exported from Cubase and imported in Dorico.
This is a 16th note swung part, so I want to replace all my 16th notes triplets by just 16th notes, and add a tempo notation at the beginning of the score.
By googling first I got to know that Dorico still doesn’t implement swing notation, got very surprised given how basic and common this is and how powerful this software is. So I found this Metrico font that helped me achieve it, but of course as it’s just text it won’t impact the way things are played in Dorico, so that will just improve readability for my keyboard player.
Anyway, on the Em9 chord I had the same kind of triplet as on the Bm, tried to do what I want to achieve by deleting first the triplet, then tried to change some note durations but miserably failed.
When I deleted the first rest that you see (between F# and D) by using the insert carret it then shifted all my score rhythmically by a 16th note ; makes no sense to me but well I gotta get used to Dorico’s way of processing things…
So I just want to delete that rest and make my B note that comes just afterwards last a dotted quarter note instead of this dotted 8th tied to a 16th followed by another rest…
How can I achieve that ?
(and then same for the melodic pattern on the Bm chord, I want to delete that triplet with the rest as well and just replace it by 2 16th notes, something I would do in 3s in GP…)
Sorry for the very long post, gotta learn how to ask questions without getting lost into too many details haha
Thanks in advance !