I’ve been in a hardcore engraving contract for the better part of a month. I’m setting a large “cantata” that is mostly tonal. My process is first rhythm and voices, then note names.
I’m finding a few things quite annoying: I use “Y” to input my rhythms, which defaults to clef references (such as “G” for g clef, etc). When I go back to input note names, I find that Dorico needlessly spells things enharmonically, such as an E major chord, but using “A-flat” as the spelling for G-sharp. This becomes a tedious job to constantly exit out of note input to change enharmonics, especially with melodic passages. It would be awfully nice to have a note spelling agnostic setting that could prefer a certain spelling over another (I know this is likely impossible).
Does anyone else run into this problem? Ultimately, I’d love to “stream of conscience” input the note names after writing the rhythms, but if I do that, I’ll likely let some note spellings pass by and be more prone to errors in the editing process.