Roman numerals analysis Dorico 4

Hi!

Pleased to have received Dorico 4, looks great! Question : does it have harmonic analysis (Roman numerals)? I really need this feature handy!

Take care!

Best

Nico

No natively (yet), I’m afraid, but there is an excellent solution with a custom font: see MusAnalysis, a new font for RNA and functional symbols

If you use MusAnalysis, the simple version is: Layout Options–Note Spacing, uncheck “Make space for lyrics,” and use the lyric popover to input the analysis. You can set your font in Font Styles.

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Thank you, I’ll try that!

Thanks, just bought the font, works really well!

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Hello Dan, Thank you for this suggestion of using MusAnalysis font in Dorico Lyrics - which works very well. I initially struggled to find a way of allowing a V7b Roman numeral chord (first inversion of a V7 chord) to be “as written” without the b being interpreted as a flat.
Eventually I stumbled on @b , which does the job.
Is this mentioned in the documentation (admission of guilt - can’t find where I put it!).? If not an easily findable post mentioning this could help other users.

Thanks

I feel like an idiot. I just bought MusAnalysis and I have the font installed. How do I change the Lyric font to use it? I am in the Edit Font Styles popup, and in the left column there is nothing that says Lyrics. I added a new thing in that left column and called it “Roman Numerals” and made the parent the “Lyrics Font”, but there’s still no change from whatever default Dorico is using. I’m on Dorico 4.3. Thanks!

Lyrics are now a paragraph style.

Hi! I think it’s in the “paragraph styles” menu. Check it out and let me know if it works!

Best

Nico

Hmm, well unfortunately, I see lyrics in Paragraph style, but I don’t see anywhere to change the font there

Ah, wait-ok, so I just had to tick the font button to access the fonts. Looks like I’m sorted now. Thanks!

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I’m sorry to come back to this… but is there a chance we ever see roman analysis native in Dorico? Even though Dan’s font is ok and saved my ass, it still feels like a workaround where you might have to write stuff like : 6–4_43_____2323___23 (exaggerating…).

I use lyrics to write the Roman Numbers and then I add figured Bass with popup. It works well for me. (And can Position and space the lines of Roman Numbers and of figured Bass independently.). Like that I can also create a second line of Roman Numbers if a chord is a pivot* chord in a modulation for example (*same chord with 2 harmonic meanings).

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I have a feeling we’ll see RNA this next release but only Daniel knows … presumably it’ll be bundled in the figured bass system? Or maybe the chord system would be better. And then ‘Shift-Q’ would mean analysis, which makes sense in a Star-trekky kind of way.

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Q!!! (Worf) “I am NOT a merry man!”

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I’ve had this feeling for a long time… :slight_smile: I hope you know more than me!

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By far the “best kinda way”

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