Tip: Musical transformations with the Note Tools popover


  1. Dorico 4 makes it easy and exciting to make melodic and rhythmic transformations to your music.
  2. These can prove to be effective compositional techniques for developing musical ideas and motifs.
  3. There are several new dialogs for musical transformations, found in the Write menu, however you can also execute these via the improved Note Tools popover.
  4. The Note Tools popover is now found in the Notations toolbox, and can be summoned with the key command Shift+I.
  5. You can use it to perform inversions, retrogrades and rotations to pitches and rhythms, and the popover accepts several parameters to control exactly how these functions are performed.

Tip: Quickly input a passage of dotted rhythms


  1. To quickly input a passage of dotted rhythms, input the music using straight rhythms. This can be quicker than having to constantly change the note duration.
  2. Select the passage that you want to be dotted.
  3. Tap the dotted notes button. Dorico will automatically dot every second note, resulting in a dotted rhythmic passage.
  4. This also works for double dotted notes and so on.

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