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Dorico 3.1 Update Explained®

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    Under the Hood

    Learn all about numerous small, but useful improvements to the Dorico 3.1 update.

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    Condensing Pt. 1

    This video covers the Condensing feature changes. Learn how to modify Dorico's default condensing choices with the parameters available in the Condensing Change window.

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    Condensing Pt. 2

    Explore the numerous improvements that have been added to Condensing in both the Notation Options and Engraving Options window.

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    Dynamics Lane Pt. 1

    The Dynamics Lane is a new feature found in Play Mode. This video shows you the lane layout and how to edit dynamics that have been created in Write Mode.

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    Dynamics Lane Pt. 2

    Learn how to create and edit Playback Only dynamics. These will not show up in the score, rather you would use them for more realistic playback.

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    Miscellaneous Play Mode Improvements

    Fixed Tempo Mode, Time Track labels and Endpoint Setup dialog are covered, as well as Dorico's ability to warn of audio engine problems.

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    Bracketed Noteheads

    A new feature in 3.1. Get all the details on how to create and edit both round and square notehead brackets.

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    Vertical Lines

    Another new feature in 3.1. This video covers adding them to your music and how to edit them in the properties panel.

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    Horizontal Lines

    Discover how to add the new Horizontal Lines, including the three different types of start and end points, and how to edit them in your score.

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    Write Mode Improvements Pt. 1

    Learn about the new dynamic and articulation playback improvements and better percussion techniques auditioning. Copy and Paste, simplifying accidentals, respelling across a tie chain and removing overlaps are also shown.

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    Write Mode Improvements Pt. 2

    See how to use the new Short Bar Lines, Accidental Brackets, Cautionary Accidentals, Tonality Systems, Lyrics, Text, Timecode and Marker improvements.

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    Engrave Mode & Engraving Options

    A long list of improvements! Engrave Mode enhancements include: articulation placement relative to the staff, piano pedal retake alignment, constraint dragging and page layouts. Engraving Option enhancements include: Scale factor for playing techniques on grace notes and height values for brackets and braces. Learn all about them.

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    Chord Symbols

    Watch how to enter Local Chord Symbols and Engraving Options for added notes, enharmonic spelling and numbering slash regions are covered.

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    Chord Diagrams

    Take a thorough look at the new Edit Chord Diagrams window. Learn how to copy a shape to a matching chord symbol and view the additional fret numbering convention choices.

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    Guitar Notation

    There's a new guitar category in the Ornaments Panel to add bend runs and vibrato bar notation. Tablature engraving options, grace note scaling, and chord ties are also shown. Lastly, discover the new Laisez Vibrer Ties, Trills, and Left Hand Fingering options and how to use them!

Product Overview

Doug Zangar delivers a detailed Dorico 3 video tutorial series! Learn all about the new features added in Dorico version 3.1 and how to use them when crafting your musical scores. This series is for users who already know how to use Dorico 3 and want to learn about the new features and options added to version 3.1.

Doug welcomes you and gives an overview of all the numerous small, but useful improvements in the Dorico 3.1 update. He then jumps in with videos on the improvements made to the Condensing Change window as well those found in the Notation Options and Engraving Options window.

Next take a look at how version 3.1 added powerful new options like the Dynamics Lane and how to utilize them when writing your scores. Dorico's Write Mode is also examined and you'll learn all about the new dynamic and articulation playback improvements, better percussion techniques auditioning, and much more.

Throughout the rest of the Dorico 3.1 videos, you'll explore topics like Miscellaneous Play Mode Improvements, the new Bracketed Noteheads function, Vertical and Horizontal Lines, Engrave Mode, Engraving options, Chord Symbols & Diagrams, and the added Guitar Notation features.

To see what these comprehensive Dorico tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to get going with the new options added in version 3.1, see the individual Dorico 3 video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn Dorico 3.1 and see how to put the new features to good use in your scores... Watch “Dorico 3.1 Update Explained®” today.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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