In many posts on this forum, the poster refers to one or another feature or process in Dorico as being ‘intuitive’ or ‘not intuitive.’
In regard to that subject, I’d like to say the following:
- Human beings are individuals, and what is intuitive to one person may not be to another person, and vice versa.
- When I switched from Finale to Sibelius about 15 years ago, someone said to me, “You have to forget everything you ever thought you knew about music notation software and learn it all over again.” I found that to be good advice, and as a result found Sibelius to be very ‘intuitive’ indeed, so long as I didn’t expect it to be Finale. I think the same principle applies to Dorico, wherever else a person might be coming from. Don’t expect it to be an improved version of whatever you’ve been using. It isn’t. It’s a totally new way of thinking. Accept that, and you’ll be fine. (Our intuitions can get “conditioned” by what we’re used to.)
- Maybe someone feeling that Dorico isn’t intuitive could benefit from at least considering the possibility that it’s his or her intuition that needs tweaking, rather than the software.