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Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by Maximilian » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:06 pm

It astonish me that Dorico has no rectangular note heads. Many composers use them for clusters. Could they be supplemented in one of the next versions?
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Re: Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:02 pm

We have plans to introduce proper features for cluster notation, to be able to convert any existing chord into a properly notated cluster, and potentially even to be able to notate a series of clusters as a polygonal shape that spans a period of rhythmic time. However, it's unlikely that we will get to this in the near future. My reluctance to simply add rectangular noteheads stems from the fact that we do have plans to achieve cluster notation using a true semantic approach, and putting in rectangular noteheads seems like a bit of a workaround in the meantime. The other side of that, of course, is that without the workaround, you simply can't achieve the notation at all...

With that in mind, here is a Dorico project that includes a 'Cluster Noteheads' notehead type. I'm afraid it's not easy to extract this and add it to your existing project, but you should be able to copy and paste your music into a project based on this one and use the cluster noteheads in there.
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Re: Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by Maximilian » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Thank you very much! The workaround is great! Many of my piano compositions are using cluster. Now I'm able to finish them with Dorico!

And glad to hear what are your ideas of clusters in future versions of Dorico!

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Re: Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by Maximilian » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:18 pm

I am very happy with Dorico 1.1, but this is a pity that the cluster noteheads are not added!

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Re: Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by MarcLarcher » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:45 am

Thank you Daniel for the project with clusters, it allowed me to fulfill a work. I am looking forward for this to be (beautifully) implemented — as well as full notation for string harmonics — and I know it is somewhere on the roadmap !
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Re: Wish: rectangular note heads

Post by snopeusz » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:09 pm

Maximilian wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:18 pm
I am very happy with Dorico 1.1, but this is a pity that the cluster noteheads are not added!
+1 here
I used a similar hack for round breve notehead (found on this forum), but I need the cluster notation in the same project...
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