Dorico intensiv - Notationsworkshop

- The next generation notation software -

Due to the corona pandemic, the originally planned course will be conducted as an online seminar.

Get to know the new possibilities of the music notation software DORICO. Newcomers and those switching from other music programs are welcome. The online seminar is aimed at musicians, composers, arrangers, music teachers at general education schools, as well as instrumental teachers alike. No previous knowledge of the software is necessary. Likewise, you do not need to own DORICO to participate in this online seminar. You can simply install the trial version and get to know DORICO. see below.
This two-part online seminar is mainly about getting familiar with the main features and the new concept of DORICO. DORICO offers many advantages over other music notation programs, e.g. single-window operation, automatically merged scores, automatic layout without collisions, multi-movement works in one project, and much more.
This online seminar uses simple exercises to cover in detail the topics of entering notes, articulations, time signatures, keys, dynamics, chord symbols, texts, layout of score and individual parts, leadsheet, sound reproduction, right up to creating an MP3. Also the possibilities of the free version Dorico SE will be discussed.

Part 1 on February 22nd 2021 from 15-18.30 o'clock:
The first part is about the basic functionality and operation of Dorico:
Philosophy of Dorico; 5 modes; what are parts; what is the difference between solo and ensemble players; one-window operation; what are popovers; what are the possibilities of note input; how do I create a layout; what are sample pages; playback; VST instruments, creating an MP3 and much more.
After the overview of the functions, it goes into practice. With the help of exercises the efficient input of notes will be learned and practiced.

Part 2 on February 23, 2021 from 15-18.30:
The second part starts with a short repetition of the contents of part 1, followed by practicing the input of notes and other notation elements using the input fields (popovers) on a simple arrangement: Dynamics, articulations, tempi, playing instructions, chord symbols, study signs, etc. The input and notation of drum and percussion notes is also discussed. Using an example, the important settings for the score and individual part layout are made. Likewise, the creation of sample pages as well as the preparation of a worksheet with the help of parts will be practiced on a practical example. Of course, there will be enough time for the participants to ask individual questions.

Teaching team:

Markus Hartmann took his first steps in music at the end of the 1970s on the trumpet in the Stadtkapelle Neu-Ulm under the direction of his father. After changing instruments to electric/contrabass, he studied jazz and popular music at the Cologne University of Music in the 1990s. Afterwards he was bass player of the Big-Band of the German Armed Forces in Euskirchen for four years. Music notation has always been an important area for him, so he has worked as a music notator for many publishers, orchestras and radio stations. Most recently, as a reservist with the German Armed Forces, he was responsible for setting up a central sheet music archive at the Center for Military Music in Bonn. Since the beginning of 2019, he has been the contact person for the notation software DORICO in German-speaking countries.

Number of participants: approx. 15
Course start: Monday, 22.02.2021, 10:00
Course end: Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 16:00

incl. meals and accommodation in single room € 78, in double room € 69


When you register for the online seminar, you will receive a free Dorico Pro activation code, which will allow you to use DORICO PRO free of charge for 90 days from the activation date. If you do not already have DORICO PRO installed on your computer, you can download Dorico Pro for Windows or Mac here. If possible, DORICO PRO should be installed BEFORE starting the online seminar by following the instructions "Installation and Activation of the DORICO Trial Version". (System requirements: WIN 10 64-bit, macOS 10.12 or higher, Intel i5 or faster, min. 4 GB RAM).
You can download the detailed installation instructions from an FTP server here (right click save link as...).


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Notes on registration: The registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2119 as serving official interests.