This is part of a series of in-depth reviews about each of the major features in Dorico 3, in addition to our general review.
Guitar fingering, string indicators, tablature, chord diagrams, bends, and pre-bends come to Dorico for the first time in version 3.
From the version history: “Dorico 3 includes comprehensive support for left- and right-hand fingering, with sophisticated automatic placement that produces results that are the equal of the finest published editions.”
Oh? Why, hello. Yes, please do sit down and tell us more.
We continue reading: “Dorico has the most sophisticated algorithms for the placement of left-hand fingering of any software…”
Bold. Hmm… It’s not bragging if you can back it up, right?
In my extensive review, we cover Dorico 3’s new support for guitar. Settle in and watch the full video:
Or, jump to specific sections:
- 0:02 Introduction
- 1:46 Guitar basics
- 3:26 Fingering
- 5:58 String indicators
- 8:22 Barre chords
- 9:05 Fingering and string indicators wrap-up
- 9:40 Opinion interlude no. 1
- 13:04 Chord diagrams
- 14:35 Tablature
- 15:53 Opinion interlude no. 2
- 16:17 More chord diagrams
- 24:30 Alternate tunings
- 25:56 Guitar bends
- 35:56 Organization of information in Dorico
- 37:19 Conclusion
A review of new guitar features found in Dorico 3.1: matching user-defined chord shapes, revamped chord diagrams editor, 4-, 5-, or 6-note chord shapes, and fingering improvements.
A review of new guitar features found in Dorico 3.5: Playback of guitar bends and jazz articulations, new notation of guitar bend runs, vibrato arm dips, scoops, and dives, hammer-on and pull-off, tapping, and tablature with rhythms.
Also, read our full review of Dorico 3.5.