🎬 This article is a transcription of one of the excellent tutorial videos posted to the official Dorico YouTube channel.
Presented here in written form with the kind permission of its creator, Anthony Hughes, this tutorial is titled “How to Set Which Players Play in a Flow in Dorico”…
Hi, my name is Anthony Hughes. In this video I will be showing you how quick and easy it is to set which players & instruments play in a ﬂow in Dorico, the new music notation software from Steinberg.
This can be really useful when the music you are writing is in several movements or sections and not all instruments play in every section.
I have a project here that is going to be a work in four movements for a small orchestra. In the Players panel, I have already added all of the players and instruments that I need.
In the Flows panel along the bottom, I have created four ﬂows for the four separate movements in my piece.
The music area shows these instruments arranged in the four movements, ready for me to start inputting music.
Now, I know that the 3rd movement of this piece does not feature any brass or percussion, so I don’t want the French Horn, the Trumpet or the Timpani to be included in ﬂow 3.
This is really easy to set up in Dorico. I’ll just click on the 3rd ﬂow here to select it.
You will notice that when I do this, each of the players in the Players panel now shows a checkbox. All I have to do is uncheck the checkboxes for the French Horn, Trumpet and Timpani and that removes them from the ﬂow.
The music area immediately updates for the 3rd movement to show just the woodwind and string sections and I’m ready to start adding my music.
If at any time I decide I actually want any of those players back in the ﬂow, simply check the checkbox again, and the instrument is added back in.
I hope this has been helpful. Please subscribe to the Dorico Youtube channel to see more videos like this. I’m Anthony Hughes, thanks so much for watching.