Inputting rests

Dorico automatically shows rests as appropriate in the gaps between the notes you input. However, you can also input rests manually.


  1. In the Notes toolbox, select Rests in any of the following ways:
    • Press , (comma).

    • Click Rests in the Notes toolbox.

  2. Optional: Click a duration in the Notes panel.
  3. Input a rest in any of the following ways:
    • Play a note on the MIDI keyboard.

    • Press Y, or any of the letters from A to G.


A rest of the selected duration is input. If you input more than one rest, Dorico automatically combines the rests into a rest of a different duration that makes sense in combination with the input notes. However, you can force the duration of rests if you want rests of a specific duration.