I would like to have an option to keep the melody contour when rotating the pitches
Thanks for your response. What I mean is the melodic contour. In the example, if I rotate the pitches in A one step backward I would like to get the result like B not C if possible.
I find this sort of problem is most easily solved using music21.
Here’s quick 'n dirty routine to do what you want
rotate-contour.zip (1.1 KB)
And here’s the output…
With a little tweaking you could export your phrase from Dorico as an xml, manipulate it using music21 and re-import to Dorico. (There’s a thread on setting up Dorico for music21 here.)
Janus, I appreciate your generous help. It’s exactly what I want. I will download music21 and play around with it the next few days and I will try out your Python script. I would like to see Dorico offering this option at some point in time. Another transformation option that I would like to have is to be able combine the pitches vertically into a chord with an option to have the first pitch as the root. If that is something easy to do I would like to have your help on that. Thanks again.
I’ve sent a PM.