Positions of rehearsal marks

Rehearsal marks are placed outside the music, above the staff, and at the same positions as other system objects so they can be seen easily.

By default, rehearsal marks are positioned above barlines and to the right of clefs or key signatures at the start of systems. Although you can input rehearsal marks at rhythmic positions within a bar in Dorico Pro, this is not common practice.

When rehearsal marks coincide with tempo changes, Dorico Pro automatically positions tempo marks to the right of rehearsal marks. Dorico Pro automatically adjusts staff spacing to ensure rehearsal marks are correctly positioned.

You can move rehearsal marks to different rhythmic positions in Write mode. They are positioned by default according to your settings in Engraving Options.

Figure 1. The vertical spacing between the top two staves is increased to allow room for the rehearsal mark and the tempo marks.

You can move rehearsal marks graphically in Engrave mode, but this does not change the rhythmic positions to which they are attached.

You can change the default positions of all rehearsal marks project-wide, and set values for the minimum distances between rehearsal marks and staves, and rehearsal marks and other items, on the Rehearsal Marks page in Engraving Options. For example, you can change the default alignment between rehearsal marks and tempo marks to the right or the positions of rehearsal marks relative to barlines and the start of systems.

Rehearsal marks are categorized as system objects in Dorico Pro, which you can show above the first bracket of selected instrument families. You can change the instrument families above which system objects appear in each layout independently; for example, if you want rehearsal marks to appear at multiple vertical positions in each system in the full score only.