Percussion legends

Percussion legends list the percussion instruments in use when using the five-line presentation type. Percussion legends can include all instruments that are represented on the staff, or only show sounding instruments in a set range to remind players which instruments to play at certain points.

You can change the default position of percussion legends in the Percussion Legends section of the Percussion page in Engrave > Engraving Options.

You can change the placement and appearance of percussion legends individually using properties in the Percussion Legends group of the Properties panel.

You can change various aspects of the paragraph style for percussion legends, such as the font size and style, in the Paragraph Styles dialog.

Percussion legends appear as signposts if there are no instruments sounding at their position, or in layouts using the grid presentation type. Percussion legends do not appear at all in layouts using the single-line instrument presentation type.


You can hide/show percussion legend signposts by choosing View > Signposts > Percussion Legends. Percussion legend signposts are shown when a tick is shown beside Percussion Legends in the menu, and hidden when no tick is shown.