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Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:13 pm
by woocaash
Dear Dorico users
I purchased Dorico recently. I am in the middle of watching all 100 YouTube videos. So far I have watched 30 of them.
I already know that this program is very powerful and I will use maybe 10% of it.
What I do is just single lead sheets with chords.

I would like to have results similar to those found in Realbooks and Fakebooks.
How to configure Dorico to have a similar layout ?
How many fonts Dorico has ?
Which one should I use to have nice real book layout ?
I also read somewhere that you can purchase fonts separately ?
Is it worth it ?
Are external fonts working 100% and are compatible with Dorico ?

What I also don't like is the chord symbols with "/" bass root.
In Dorico the bass is next to the chord which makes it too long especially when the chord is already complicated.
I would like the root bass to be under/below (at angle) to the chord.

I attached files to compare. dorico vs realbook

I will appreciate any help and guidance regarding this.
Thank you

Re: Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:14 pm
by woocaash
and also I attached 2 files #1 & #2 that for me are pretty clear, easy to read and look interesting.

Re: Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:22 pm
by Claude Lapalme
I'll let someone handle the font questions, but the diagonal line option is in Engraving Options:
Chord slashes.jpg
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Re: Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 pm
by LSalgueiro
As far as I know, the only jazz-style SMuFL font is one of MuseScore's, with which I have no first hand experience. Dorico only has one jazz font, but let me tell you that Petaluma is the best I've seen!

Re: Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:49 pm
by Derrek
IIRC This is the topic of the latest Discover Dorico Hangout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOrvHT0rwqY

Re: Realbook - Fakebook Layout - Jazz Fonts

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:59 am
by woocaash
Thank you