I have now finished two weeks with Dorico. I wish I could say that I spend time with it each day, but I have had very limited time to explore. The time I have had has been very enjoyable. I've found Dorico quite easy to use. For a new user, I think I can easily say Dorico would be the easiest program to learn and the automatic layouts and intelligent decisions it makes are wonderful. I am not needing to do any editing of part other than notes and markings. The program is laying out the parts beautiful. For one like me who has used Finale and/or Sibelius, the learning curve is a little more difficult as the interface is new and different. It is probably better, but that is a tough sell when you are used to knowing where tools are and now you can't find them and even wonder occasionally if it is a feature that is implemented. Overall, though, this has been a lot of fun and it is a great program to use.
Today, I updated to the new version of Dorico which adds some great features for drum set notation as well as fingerings. I decided to put the fingerings to a test today.
I wrote a short piano arrangement to the song Greensleeves or for the Christmas season, we'll call it What Child is This. There is a moderately difficult right-hand part in the middle section that requires careful fingering. The numbering went in quite easily and I think it looks great.
Click the link below to download the PDF and enjoy this little arrangement this season!