Rehearsal marks

Rehearsal marks are an ordered sequence of letters or numbers, which along with bar numbers, provide a reference point for music that has multiple players, and make the chronological sequence of the music clear.

They tell performers where they are in the piece, and allow performers to orient and co-ordinate themselves easily in rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsal marks can also be used to indicate significant changes in the music, and you can freely decide their positions.

They can also be useful when preparing parts and scores, as you can use rehearsal marks and bar numbers to compare quickly a part to the score and check it is correct. In Dorico Pro, rehearsal marks follow an automatic sequence, ensuring there are never duplicate rehearsal marks.

In Dorico Pro, rehearsal marks are categorized as system objects. Therefore, rehearsal marks follow your per-layout settings for the visibility and positioning of system objects, which you can change on the Staves and Systems page in Setup > Layout Options.