Forgive me for being stupid again and not knowing where to look, but I can’t wrap my head around this. I’m not a piano player, and I’m trying to transcribe piano music for an arrangement. However, I just can’t get it to look right in Dorico, and I can’t find anything that tells me how to input it properly. Here’s what I’m trying to input:
And here’s the closest I’ve been able to get it to look like that:
How do I make mine look like the original? I have no clue, and I can’t find anything that tells me exactly what I should do. Please help, and thanks.
In order to show notes with different durations and stem directions on the same staff, you can use voices.
Here’s how to change the voice of the notes you’ve already input (i.e. to change the low notes on each staff that need downward-pointing stems to a down-stem voice)
As @Lillie_Harris says, you just need to read up on the concept of voices and you’ll be right. Sometimes if you are missing the word for the concept in the program you can miss the relevant manual sections.
I entered these as chords. Will that make a difference?
@leejackson try selecting the two B-flats in the lower staff and press Shift+V
If you’re relatively new to Dorico, you could also try working through our First Steps guide. It’s a step-by-step tutorial for creating a short piano piece, and includes instructions for working with voices.
by the way, chances are very good that the lower staff in your image SHOULD be a treble staff as well.
You are correct. Trust Universal to not even be able to proofread their own publications. Thanks.