Inverting pitches

Dorico Elements Help

Product
Dorico Elements
Version
4.3
Language
English
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Webhelp
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You can invert the pitches of selected notes, which switches the melodic contour of phrases upside-down by forcing pitch intervals between notes in the opposite direction, such as a note originally a fifth above the previous note becoming a fifth below the previous note. This transformation is also known as “inversion”.

Procedure

  1. In Write mode, select the notes you want to invert.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To invert pitches only, choose Write > Transform > Pitches > Invert Pitches to open the Invert Pitches dialog.

    • To invert and reverse pitches, choose Write > Transform > Pitches > Reverse and Invert Pitches to open the Reverse and Invert Pitches dialog.

    • To invert and reverse pitches and reverse rhythms, choose Write > Transform > All > Reverse and Invert Pitches and Reverse Rhythms to open the Reverse and Invert Pitches and Reverse Rhythms dialog.

  3. Change the settings as required for your inversion.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.

Result

The selected notes are transformed according to your initial menu selection and your settings in the dialog.

Tip

You can also invert pitches using the note tools popover.