Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial

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benwiggy
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Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial

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I've written a tutorial on the new figured bass feature in Dorico 3.5, which may be of interest.

https://www.scoringnotes.com/tutorials/ ... -5-part-1/

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Wonderful!
Is Dorico capable to make complex harmonic analysis formulae?
Such as:
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https://www.typografie.info/3/topic/375 ... -als-font/
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Re: Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial

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It can't display analysis. Though you can use things like V7 in the chord and figured bass popovers to enter the required symbols.

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Thanks. Maybe I can suggest that on Steinberg forum.
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OCTO wrote:
06 Jul 2020, 21:53
(courtesy: typografie.info)
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=403 ;) This reminds me that I really would like to improve that font so that it can do roman numbers and maybe some extended functionality (like H. Riemann’s way of writing major, minor, Leittonwechselklänge, …). If I only had time and some more experience in font design …

SMuFL has most of the symbols needed for composing function symbols but no precomposed glyphs: https://w3c.github.io/smufl/gitbook/tab ... mbols.html

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MalteM wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 08:42
If I only had time and some more experience in font design …
I don't know if you ever read my answer to your P.M. last August – feel free to ask if you need help, I'd be happy to contribute!

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Florian wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 10:24
MalteM wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 08:42
If I only had time and some more experience in font design …
I don't know if you ever read my answer to your P.M. last August – feel free to ask if you need help, I'd be happy to contribute!
Perhaps, perhaps it would be great for everyone to start a new topic where you can develop this further. I would be excited to follow it.
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Re: Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial

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OCTO wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 08:20
Thanks. Maybe I can suggest that on Steinberg forum.
It's already on the list. As Dorico knows that Amaj is the dominant of Dmaj, it shouldn't be too difficult to reverse that to display V under A major chords when there's 2 sharps.

I'm not sure about things as complex as your example, though. I often think that harmonies start to get interesting at the point where describing them in terms of a tonic seems pointless. (800 words. Discuss.)

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