Staff labels for percussion kits

The staff labels shown for percussion kit staves depend on how kits are presented in your project. Kits can be presented as five-line staves, grids, and as single-line instruments.

Percussion kit presentation type

Staff label

Example

5-line staff

Single instrument name using the instrument name of the percussion kit.

Grid

Multiple instrument names: one for each kit instrument, positioned at the staff position of the corresponding instrument.

Group names are centered between instruments in each group.

Staff labels for individual instruments in grids use a smaller font and a different paragraph style than used for standard instrument staff labels. Groups in grids use the standard staff label paragraph style.

Single-line instruments

Multiple instrument names: one for each kit instrument, positioned beside the corresponding single-line staff.

Staff labels for single-line instruments use the same font and paragraph style as used for standard instrument staff labels.

You can change the player names, layout names, and instrument names of percussion kits in the same ways as for other players and instruments. However, to change the staff labels for percussion kits, you must change kit instrument names in different ways for percussion kits, depending on your percussion kit presentation type:

  • 5-line staff: Open the Edit Instrument Names dialog from the Players panel in Setup mode, or use the Name field in the Edit Percussion Kit dialog, to change the name of the kit.

  • Grid/Single-line instruments: Open the Edit Instrument Names dialog from inside the Edit Percussion Kit dialog in Setup mode to change the names of individual instruments.

The same instrument name fields and options are available for kit instruments as for standard pitched instruments.

Note

Smaller staff labels for each line in grid presentations use the Staff Labels (Percussion Grid) paragraph style. You can edit this paragraph style in the Paragraph Styles dialog.