drum score issue

• Jun 14, 2021 - 04:43

I can't seem to replicate a drumbeat 4 in file attached.

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drumbeat 4.GIF 4.29 KB
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Looks like your picture is from an instruction manual.
(Normally, down stems are used for feet, up stems for hands.)

To get what's shown, you can put everything in 1 voice, with note heads attached to the same stem like "chords":
Drum Beat.mscz

In reply to by mpvick

Hmm, that manual appears to have been created by someone who doesn't know how to use their notation software properly, I'm afraid. I would recommend doing the people reading your music a favor and not trying try to reproduce this particular notation. Leave the defaults alone and it will be easier to enter and to read, and the drummers will thank you!

In reply to by mpvick

Well, actually, I now realize I misspoke a bit, I was looking at the wrong picture. The one you got isn't bad, but it's still not the standard way drums are notated. So my basic advice stands - best to just use the defaults unless you are working for a publisher who insists on some other style. And in that case, the way to get that other style would be via the "Edit Drumset" button.

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