Percussion ~ Normal 5-line Staff Instead Of Single-Line


Is there a way to make Dorico use a normal 5-line staff for an untuned percussion instrument instead of the single line Dorico assigns.

The only way I know at present is to select a tuned percussion instrument then rename it but it means having to reload the instrument.


I think the main problem (apart from Playback) is that the Dorico percussion clefs FORCE all notes to the middle staff line. There are at least two options ATM, using the invisible clef and adding the perc clef as text, or hack (modify the perc clef definition in) the Scorelibrary.xml file.

Hello Fratveno,

Thanks for your reply.

I’ve located that file but do you know of any detailed steps on how to make those changes?