Adding instruments to players

You can add instruments to both solo and section players. You can add multiple instruments to solo players but only a single instrument to section players.


You have added a solo or section player.


  1. In the Players panel, select the player to which you want to add instruments.

    You can only add instruments to a single player at a time.

  2. Press Shift-I to open the instrument picker.
  3. Select the instrument you want in the instrument picker.
  4. Press Return to add the selected instrument.
  5. Optional: Repeat steps 2 to 4 to add multiple instruments to a single solo player.

    You can only add a single instrument to each section player.


The selected instrument is added to the selected player. Dorico Elements automatically loads sounds for the instrument according to the current playback template.

  • Before you have input any notes, only the first instrument held by solo players is shown in full scores in page view. All instrument staves are shown in galley view, so we recommend switching to galley view to input notes for any other instruments held by solo players.

  • If you want to add multiple players to your project at the same time, you can add ensembles or use a project template.