Changing instruments

You can change the type of instruments without affecting any music already entered onto their staves; for example, if your Clarinet part is very low and you want to change it to a Bass Clarinet, or you want to change the tuning of a guitar.

  • You cannot change percussion kits into other instruments, you can only change individual unpitched percussion instruments.

  • You cannot change a pitched instrument into an unpitched instrument, and vice versa.

  • These steps describe changing the instrument type, not an instrument change where a performer switches from one instrument to another partway through a flow.


You have created any custom instruments into which you want to change existing instruments.


  1. In Setup mode, in the Players panel, expand the card of the player whose instrument you want to change.

    The card lists the instruments held by the player.

  2. In the instrument label, click the instrument menu and choose Change Instrument to open the instrument picker.
  3. Select the instrument you want in the instrument picker.
  4. Press Return to change to the selected instrument.


The selected instrument is changed without affecting any music on its staff.

Where appropriate, different clefs are used by default. This means that notes can appear differently so that they are notated correctly according to the new clef.

After Completing This Task

You can change the player order; for example, if the new instrument requires a different position according to orchestral convention.