Changing the percussion kit presentation type

You can change the presentation type of percussion kits in each layout independently and independently of each other. For example, you can use a five-line staff in the full score layout but a grid in the percussion part layout, and have two percussion kits with different presentation types in the same full score layout.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts in which you want to change the percussion kit presentation type.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, clicking and dragging across multiple layouts, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. In the category list, click Players.
  4. In the Percussion section, choose one of the following options for each percussion kit in your project:
    • 5-line Staff

    • Grid

    • Single-line Instruments

  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The presentation type is changed for the selected percussion kits in the selected layouts.