Music help: Persian scale custom key notation

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Music help: Persian scale custom key notation

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How would you notate a piece in say the Persian scale? Using the Wikipedia entry the scale in C is

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Would you simply create a new Tonality system for Persian, define this for C? What order would you best put the accidentals?
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Just use atonal, no key signature, and set accidentals to display as desired within measures.
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dankreider wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:41 am
Just use atonal, no key signature, and set accidentals to display as desired within measures.
Perfect Dan - thanks much that did it. Sometimes it decides to use the wrong accidental (e.g. c# in a flat world) but I think I fixed that by moving the note manually and setting the flat accidental, unless there's a quicker way.

Another thing is this weirdness
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(is there a way to display this inline?)

Technically this is correct but unnecessary, but it is a bit of a player aid. Not sure what to think about it.
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You can create Key Commands for "Respell Using Note Name Above" and "Respell Using Note Name Below." (I can't remember if they exist by default already or if I created mine.) Some sort of "Favor Sharps" or "Favor Flats" spelling setting has been requested but currently doesn't exist. You can modify the settings for cautionary accidentals in Notation Options/Accidentals/Cautionary Accidentals.
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If you have pro you can also create a custom tonality system with a new key signature if desired.

Screenshot below and here's the link to the manual on how to do it: https://www.steinberg.help/dorico/v1/en ... Csignature
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