Types of caesuras

There are different types of caesuras available in Dorico Pro. All caesuras indicate a break in sound, but different types are often needed for different styles of musical scores.


Thick caesura

Short caesura

Curved caesura

Single-stroke caesura

Figure 1. Two diagonal slashes
Figure 2. Two thick diagonal slashes
Figure 3. Two straight, vertical slashes
Figure 4. Two curved diagonal slashes
Figure 5. One straight, vertical slash

If you intend to communicate a specific length of hold or gap with each type of caesura, we recommend that you consider adding a legend, as different players may interpret these symbols differently.