Redundant natural sign

How do I remove a redundant natural sign?
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Select the note and in the bottom panel, set the toggle for accidental visibility to off.

You can also assign “Toggle accidental visibility” to a key command. I’ve set it to Shift-1.

Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply!
Is it possible to tell Dorico (i.e., globally) NOT to put an unnecessary accidental in front of a note?

Yes, check out Notation Options. Ctrl-Shift-N.

Yes, thanks. However … I find the first example to be confusing.
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In the first frame, the high note is F#, yes? In the following frames, it is explicitly F natural.
(If a note carries an accidental, don’t all following notes (in any register) automatically have the same accidental?)
In the rest of the examples in that section of Notation Options, all the notes in each frame are the same.

No, actually the accidental is only for a note in a certain octave, hence the availability of these options. the higher note is a f in all three cases.

Is that a British/European convention? I’m not disagreeing with you, but I’ve been a musician for longer than I care to admit and I never encountered this before. (No wonder I flunked orchestra in high school.)

But - thanks for the explanation. Good to know.

I am living in Germany, yes. But I don’t say that showing no cautionary is the convention here, I just explained the music theory. I, too, usually encounter cautionaries (usually without parenthesis) in these situations, but they are just that: cautionaries.

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It’s not just British or European, I’m used to it in the US as well. That said, as @klafkid suggested, clarification by means of a cautionary is generally worthwhile.

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I usually call them courtesy accidentals, which sounds nicer than cautionary. Maybe that’s a US thing.


I agree that “courtesy” seems more appropriate in this situation (as well as nicer). Maybe I misspoke; I use both terms in different contexts, but it’s easy to get mixed up.