I arrange four-part barbershop harmony for women’s voices and have been learning note entry by inputting one of my previous arrangements, done in Finale.
The barbershop template supplied uses the clefs and transpositions for men’s voices (octave down treble clef and real bass clef) . Women sing barbershop too (22,000 members of Sweet Adelines International, for starters) and these clefs/transpositions are not the right ones for women’s barbershop.
I can change the clefs easily enough (for women, real treble clef and octave up bass clef) but changing the clefs doesn’t change the transpositions. I enter a note in treble clef and Dorico pops it up an octave then plays it an octave lower – which is correct for men’s voices, not for women’s. When I enter a note in bass clef, Dorico keeps it where it is and plays it in the true register – again, correct for men’s voices but not for women’s.
I’ve got the clefs, but what do I need to do to get the transpositions right? I imagine it’s a setting somewhere but I can’t find it. And if these transpositions are hard-wired into the existing barbershop template and can’t be changed, then PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, add a women’s barbershop template to Dorico.