Changing the voice of existing notes

You can change the voice of notes after they have been input, including notes in slash voices. For example, you can change notes in an up-stem voice to a down-stem voice or a slash voice.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes whose voice you want to change.

    You can use large selections and filters to select many notes in the same voice quickly.

  2. Change the voice in any of the following ways:
    • Choose Edit > Voices > Change Voice > [Voice].

    • Choose Edit > Voices > Change Voice > [Slash Voice].

    • You can also choose these options from the context menu.

    • If there is only one voice on the staff, you can create a new voice for your selected notes.


The voice of the selected notes is changed, which might cause Dorico Pro to change the stem directions of the selected notes and other notes on the staff, and add implicit rests to ensure correct notation based on convention.

If you changed notes to a slash voice, they no longer play back.

After Completing This Task

You can later delete or hide rests and change the stem direction of notes manually.

You can also change whole voices into slash voices.