Dorico Tutorial

Dorico 3: The New Features Explained®

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  • Interface, Settings & Olympus Choir Micro 4:25

    Interface, Settings & Olympus Choir Micro

    Learn about Dorico's darker look, some under-the-hood improvements, new MIDI preference settings, and take a tour of the Olympus Choir Micro and hear it in action.

  • Condensing Overview 7:49

    Condensing Overview

    This video takes you through the basics of viewing and customizing your condensed Score View. Then the options available in Layout, Engraving and Note Input are covered, as well as Note Entry techniques across multiple staves.

  • Guitar Notation: Set Up 5:46

    Guitar Notation: Set Up

    This video shows how to bring in and prepare a fretted instrument for tablature.

  • Guitar Notation: Notes 7:12

    Guitar Notation: Notes

    See how to enter notes in Tablature using the computer keyboard and a MIDI controller. Then explore how to reassign pitches to different strings and be aware of Dorico's warnings for problem notes.

  • Guitar Notation: Options 4:17

    Guitar Notation: Options

    This video covers the options available for the look of Tablature, Layout, Engraving and Notation, along with number fonts.

  • Guitar Notation: Bends 6:44

    Guitar Notation: Bends

    Learn how to notate string bends with multiple methods for adding pre-bends and bends. Converting notes to dead notes and harmonics is also shown.

  • Guitar Notation: Numbering 5:17

    Guitar Notation: Numbering

    See how to add string numbers and create a slide to your guitar parts.

  • Guitar Notation: Fingering 5:18

    Guitar Notation: Fingering

    Discover how use a popover to add right and left hand fingerings, edit the look in Layout, Engraving and Text options, as well as the properties panel.

  • Guitar Notation: Chord Diagrams 9:03

    Guitar Notation: Chord Diagrams

    Explore how to assign chords to players, enter and edit chord diagrams, and view all available chords fingers of the selected chord.

  • Chord Symbol & Slash Regions 3:49

    Chord Symbol & Slash Regions

    Learn how to create these two regions, edit the selection, and toggle highlighting.

  • Navigation 3:51


    See the differences between Write and Engrave mode navigation and learn the new methods available to use the arrow keys in Write mode.

  • Notation Improvements Pt. 1 7:09

    Notation Improvements Pt. 1

    Numerous items are covered and explained here including Bar Number Placement, Multi-Bar Rests, Extend Duration, Dynamic Intensity, Poco/Molto Position options, Clef Viewing choices and Staff Label numbering.

  • Notation Improvements Pt. 2 5:13

    Notation Improvements Pt. 2

    Continuing on, learn all about the new features such as Glissando line playback, the Slur Arpeggio, Trills using diminished 2nds and an Ossia system line option.

  • Playback Improvements 4:06

    Playback Improvements

    Explore improvements made to features including Play from Selection, Percussion Dynamics, Suppressed Playback, Toggle Metronome, Swing 16th support and Beat Stress Option.

  • Grouped Playing Techniques 6:38

    Grouped Playing Techniques

    Along with Continuation Lines, learn how to create in Step-Time Input, by Selection and by Grouping existing techniques. Edit methods are covered as well.

  • Harp Pedaling 6:26

    Harp Pedaling

    See the new Layout Options for how to express Harp Pedaling, including the different methods of typing in Harp Pedaling, or let Dorico do it for you. View choices in Engraving Options and Overrides in the Properties pcanel is also explained and explored.

  • Playback Templates 9:05

    Playback Templates

    Learn to create Custom Playback Templates by first creating Single and Group Instrument Endpoint configurations, and then combine those into Custom Playback Templates and assign to any Project.

  • MIDI Editing 7:39

    MIDI Editing

    Check out the powerful MIDI monitoring feature and how to work with Velocity and Pitch Bend, including how to set up Independent Voice Playback for two Articulations on a Part.

  • Project Info 4:50

    Project Info

    See how the new Modeless Project Window can create, edit and copy Flow Information, which allows you to apply your work to one or multiple flows.

  • Tokens 7:17


    Tokens now have a non-indexed menu and sub-menus to choose from, making Text Insertion easy and quick. See how to use and modify these, and incorporate SMuFl glyphs. Also shown is the reset fingering feature and the new Replace Missing Fonts preference.

  • Lyrics 5:11


    Discover how to adjust the vertical position of one or more systems of lyrics. Get tips on using the Lyrics Popover to paste and edit lyrics and see how to use the Edit Line of the Lyrics Window.

  • Comments 4:26


    Creating, editing, deleting and replying to comments is explained and explored, as well as how to customize your name and initials fields and save comments as an XML file.

Product Overview

Doug Zangar brings you a comprehensive Dorico 3 video tutorial series! Learn all about the new features added in version 3 and how to use them when writing your music and scores. This series is for users who already know how to use Dorico and want to learn about the new version 3 features.

Doug greets you and then starts with Dorico’s new darker look, the under-the-hood improvements, new MIDI preference settings, and a tour of the Olympus Choir Micro, including hearing it in action. Next, Doug shows you how to view and customize your condensed Score View, use the new guitar notation options, Chord Symbol & Slash Regions creation, as well as numerous notation improvements made throughout Dorico.

Moving on you'll explore Grouped Playing Techniques, Harp Pedaling, creating and using Custom Playback Templates, the powerful new MIDI monitoring and editing features, using the new Modeless Project Window, upgraded Tokens features, new ways to work with Lyrics and Comments and much, much more!

To see what these in-depth Dorico tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to get going with the new features added in version 3, see the individual Dorico 3 video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn Dorico 3 and start taking your notation and scores to the next level... Watch “Dorico 3: New Features Explained®” today.

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