Tracks are rows that represent a musical element across time, extending from left to right. They allow you to control multiple musical elements in a project simultaneously but independently of each other.

The term was established when audio mixing was done on tapes, and multitracking allowed separate elements of the music to be recorded and edited independently of each other before being combined into the final piece of music.

In modern programs, such as Cubase, tracks can contain many types of sounds, including audio recordings and software instruments. Tracks containing audio recordings often display the waveform of the audio, while tracks containing software instruments often display the pitches as rectangular note events positioned horizontally in time and vertically in pitch on a piano roll.

Dorico Pro provides the following types of tracks in Play mode:

Instrument tracks

Display previews of the notes belonging to the corresponding instrument. Each instrument in the project has its own instrument track, including when a single player holds multiple instruments.

Selecting an instrument track shows its music in the Key Editor and its track settings in the Track Inspector.

Tempo track

Displays a preview of any tempo changes in the flow. Each project contains a single Tempo track.

Selecting the Tempo track shows the Tempo editor in the Key Editor panel and its track settings in the Track Inspector.

Markers track

Displays any markers in the flow, including their text. Each project contains a single Markers track.

Chords track

Displays any chord symbols in the flow. Each project contains a single Chords track.

Selecting the Chords track shows its track settings in the Track Inspector.