Woodblocks as cue

When using WoodBlocks as cue I need to choose line. In this example that’s ok, but if there are more lines used, then it’s hard to get the cue right.

Hi @GeirSol
Here is my suggestion,

  1. create a player with Sketch/Bass staff, rename the player W.B. copy for bass clef cue, rename the instrument into Wood Blocks/W.B. (long and short name). Put this player in a group

  2. create and player with Sketch/Treble staff, rename the player W.B. copy for treble clef cue, rename the instrument into Wood Blocks/W.B. (long and short name). Put this player in a group

  3. You have now two groups, Group 1 for bass clef, and group 2 for treble clef.

  4. You can delete the part layouts for this 2 Players, in Setup mode.

  5. In Setup mode, click the Full score layout and uncheck this two players

  6. Create an empty part layout, call it “only for W.B. cues”. Select it and check the original Woodblocks player and the 2 created players (you have all three then visible in this layout). For this layout choose in Layout options/Players/Percussion/Woodblock the 5-line Staff

  7. (For the full score you can freely choose a visualisation as 5-line, Grid, or Single lines)

  8. Switch to “only for W.B. cues” layout in Write mode and copy all the music from the original Woodblock into the other 2. Make this at the end of your composing, because these cues will not be updated!


  • When you need to make a cue into some bass clef instrument, use the cue shortcut (shift+U) and choose Woodblocks [Group1]

  • When you need to make a cue into some treble clef instrument, use the cue shortcut (shift+U) and choose Woodblocks [Group2]

  • When you need to make a cue into some percussion clef instrument, use the cue shortcut (shift+U) and you can choose any of the two Groups.

Here an example Dorico file and some pictures:

woodblocks cue.dorico (539.6 KB)

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Wow. That’s an impressive workaround. Seems very doable. Thank you!
(Yet, hoping for a native fix)

You are welcome!