Changing the positions of instruments within percussion kits

You can change the positions of instruments within percussion kits of all presentation types to change the order in which the instruments appear in the score and parts. In five-line staff presentation types, you can also change the staff position of slash voices.


  1. In Setup mode, in the Players panel, expand the card of the player holding the kit in which you want to change the positions of instruments.
  2. In the kit instrument label, click the instrument menu and choose Edit Percussion Kit to open the Edit Percussion Kit dialog.
  3. Click the kit presentation type in which you want to change the order of instruments.

    For example, click Grid to change the order of instruments when the kit uses the grid presentation type.

  4. Click the percussion instruments and/or slash voices whose position you want to change.

    When using the mouse, you can only move one instrument or slash voice at a time.

  5. Change the position of the selected instruments/slash voices in any of the following ways:
    • Click Move up arrow to move them upwards.

    • Click Move down arrow to move them downwards.

    • Click and drag a single instrument upwards/downwards (five-line staff presentation only).

  6. Optional: Repeat these steps for other instruments in the percussion kit, and for other kit presentation types for the same percussion kit.
  7. Click Apply, then Close.


The positions of the selected instruments and/or slash voices within the kit is changed. Multiple instruments can share the same staff position, but we recommend that they use different noteheads so that the player can tell them apart.