Tip: Use sketch instruments when composing or arranging


  1. Dorico 4 features sketch instruments for composing and arranging.
  2. In the Hub, choose the Empty project template, setting any desired project options.
  3. Chose Add Ensemble to add multiple instruments at once.
  4. There are sketch instruments for woodwind, brass and strings, all of which are grand staff instruments with relevant HSSE sound presets.
  5. Once you are ready, it is easy to use Dorico’s editing features to fully orchestrate your ideas.

Tip: Paste articulations


  1. Make a selection of music that contains the articulations you wish to copy.
  2. Right-click (or open the Edit menu) and choose Copy.
  3. Select the passage that you wish to paste the articulations to (it can be just the first note). If you make a selection longer than the original music the articulations will repeat, perfect for ostinato passages.
  4. Right-click and choose Paste > Paste Articulations (you may wish to use the Jump Bar to quickly find the command: press J and start typing Paste Articulations).
  5. All articulations and slurs in the original selection that was copied will be pasted across the selected music.

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