Drum Set Notation
Currently notating exercises for drum set students in MuseScore 4. However, I am unable to stack notes on a single beat via mouse click. Playing multiple drums (or cymbals) on one beat seems to be restricted to the key combination [shift] + [hotkey assigned to desired drum]. It would be incredibly helpful to be able to utilize keyboard and mouse simultaneously for this.
My personal opinion ( and no one else seems to agree ) would be to do away with the drum palette method of note input all together. I come from software in which drum set input was just like any other instrument. So you could easily have kick, snare, and two tom notes on a beat before you had to change voices to enter cymbal notes. Like chords. You can edit the palette to simplify it, but not enough. I hardly write drum set parts any more because of it.
In reply to My personal opinion ( and no… by bobjp
I'm of the same opinion. Coming from Sibelius, it's easier for me to enter the notes like a regular score rather than having to learn other shortcuts to learn how to write drum parts.
Another possible solution would be to conform to the General MIDI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_MIDI#/media/File:GM_Standard_Drum…) and enter the symbols corresponding to the notes of the Drum Map.
I seem to have seen (maybe on GitHub) that the battery rating is going to be completely redone but I don't know what it is about.
Tantacrul said in the Scoring Notes podcast that they're working towards a full revamp of the percussion notation system. No timeline, of course, but I'd say keep you're eyes open, and join the conversations when it pops up. I know I will. :-)