Respelling notes

First Steps

Product
Dorico
Version
5.0
Language
English
Document type
Webhelp
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In bars 33-34, you input As that were notated as Bs in the original edition, and a D in bar 35 that was originally notated as a C. You may also have input a D in bar 15 that was originally notated as an E. In this task, you can respell these notes.

Procedure

  1. In bars 33 and 34, select the As in the down-stem chord on beat 3.

    A♮s selected

  2. Press Alt/Opt-= to respell them using the note above and notate them as Bs.

    A♮s respelled as Bs

  3. In bar 35, select the D at the bottom of the down-stem chord on beat 3.

    D♭ selected

  4. Press Alt/Opt-- to respell it using the note below and notate it as C.

    D♭ respelled as C♯

  5. In bar 15, select the D on beat 3 on the bass staff.
  6. Press Alt/Opt-= to respell it using the note above and notate it as an E.

Result

The As and D are respelled upwards, and the D is respelled downwards.

Tip
  • The key commands for respelling notes use the same keys as adding accidentals, plus the Alt/Opt key: respelling upwards (Alt/Opt-=) and sharp accidentals (=) both involve raising notes, while respelling downwards (Alt/Opt--) and flat accidentals (-) both involve lowering notes.

  • You can find more accidentals than , , or in the Key Signatures, Tonality Systems, and Accidentals panel on the right of the window, which you can show by clicking Panels Panels button in the Notations toolbox, then Key Signatures, Tonality Systems, and Accidentals Key Signatures, Tonality Systems, and Accidentals button in the Notations toolbox in the Notations toolbox.

    So instead of inputting an A then respelling it, you could input a B straightaway.