Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

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Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:46 am

Hi,

Strange one.

Piece is in Eb major, entering a Bb2/D chord symbols results in a Fbb/D in Dorico!

Tried without the alternate bass note and Bb2 still gives me Fbb.

Keyboard input not midi.

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Paul

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:52 am

As a follow up.

I have tried to input Eb2/G and Dorico removes the 2 giving Eb/G

In either of these cases replacing 2 with sus2 results in the correct symbol, so it appears Dorico has an issue with extensions of 2

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:58 am

Ah, perhaps I have discovered the purpose of the chord editor:-)

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:05 pm

No. Def seems to be an issue. Now inputted a Db2 chord and it disappears immediately no chord symbol shown.

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by John at Steinberg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:34 pm

I think for 2 you have to enter e.g. Eb(sus2)/G and then decide how you want the sus2 to display in Engraving options e.g. just Eb2/G

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Thanks John

Other chord I had issue with was inputting Am7(sus4) came out as A7sus4
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Paul

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:38 pm

This is a tricky one – how's Dorico supposed to know it's a minor chord if you don't play the third?

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:40 pm

Good point. I am copying an arrangement so trying to recreate faithfully. Would this be a case to use the editor?

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:01 pm

No, just open the popover and type "Am7sus4".

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by paulmellors » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:25 pm

That's what I was doing but it's changes to A7sus4 as soon as I press return

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Re: Issue with Bb2 chord symbol

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:35 pm

So it does! I guess Dorico really doesn't think there's any such thing as Am7(sus4), which is fair enough, really. But you could definitely reproduce it by editing it and adding e.g. an "m" before the "7" component.

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