Getting Started

  • Dorico First Steps Guide – a comprehensive guide to learning Dorico via online guide or PDF
  • Dorico SE video playlist – designed for Dorico SE, but suitable for learning the basics of Dorico Elements and Pro too
  • Dorico How-To Videos – learn more about each mode in Dorico (Setup, Write, Engrave, Play, Print) with these video playlists
  • Getting Started PDF – a 4-page simple option to complete a little project, find out where things are, and even learn some shortcuts
  • Quick Reference card – downloadable reference for shortcuts, including a printable poster
Getting started with Dorico


Third Party Resources



One-to-one or group training in person or online with a Steinberg Certified trainer. If you can’t find somebody in your area please get in touch and we’ll put you in touch with somebody suitable.

If you currently offer training and would like to become Steinberg certified, please see this article for details.

Playback Templates

Playback templates (containing endpoint setups, expression maps and percussion maps) are available for various sample libraries.  If you can’t find what you need here, try asking on our forum


Dorico uses the Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL) to map the thousands of musical symbols required. If you’d like to add additional music fonts to Dorico, you can purchase SMuFL fonts from an increasing number of sources such as:


  • Termine – Livestreams, Seminare, Workshops etc. in deutscher Sprache




Try Dorico for yourself

Dorico SE is completely free to download and use, forever.

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