Ornaments

Dorico Elements Help

Product
Dorico Elements
Version
5.1
Language
English
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Webhelp
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Ornaments are markings that indicate multiple notes are played in addition to the notated pitch. They are used to decorate music, such as in Baroque music, which is highly decorated with trills and other ornaments.

Over time, specific ways of notating how performers should play notes have developed and different ornament symbols indicate different patterns of decorative notes. Nonetheless, ornaments give some freedom to performers to embellish music in their own way.

In Dorico Elements, the term “ornaments” refers to ornament symbols, including mordents and turns, and trill marks.

A phrase containing a turn, short trills, and a trill with extension line
Note

Only trills are currently reflected in playback. Playback of other ornaments is planned for future versions.