Starting a new project

After getting a first impression of the Dorico user interface you can get started with inputting your own music. In this section, you learn how to set up a new project.



All inputs that are made and the images that are used to accompany the steps in this chapter are intended merely to be helpful examples. Therefore, there is no need to make the exact same entries in order to get the depicted results.

Close the template without saving. The Hub reopens.


Start a new project in any of the following ways:
  • Press Ctrl/Cmd-N.

  • Click New Empty Project.


A new project window opens.

Whenever you start a new project without selecting a specific project template, Setup mode is activated. This allows you to specify players and assign instruments right from the start. The area in the middle, the project start area, which becomes the music area once you have added a player, allows you to start your project with different types of players. On the right, the Layouts panel shows a Full score entry. This entry is available in every new project. At the bottom of the window is the Flows panel where you can specify separate spans of music for your project.

After Completing This Task

Start your project by adding an individual player or by adding a section player and assign an instrument. You are free to assign any kind of instrument. In this chapter, only one piano player is added as an example.