Note Head Help

• Jun 29, 2009 - 20:37

I'm still new to drum notation since I've never had experience with drums in my life, so when creating band scores they can be a pain sometimes. I read that in order to change a note head, all I have to do is simply drag a note head from the note head palette onto the note for it to change. On a drumset line in one of my scores, when I drag a note head onto a note, the note head doesn't change. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong since I'm still new to this feature. The note head is currently a "crossed" and I want to change it to a "xcircle," so please help!



The handbook has instructions. See drum notation . I would recommend using the method described in the handbook rather than the one you are describing. If you are working with drums a lot you may find the prereleases more stable than version 0.9.4.

In reply to by David Bolton

Right now, I'm currently using prerelease r1770. Also, when I try the method explained in the handbook, there is no correct corresponding note in the drum palette with the "xcircle" note head. I think this is because I am trying to fit multiple drum parts onto a single line, in which I'm using the drumset for. That brings me to another point: in ensemble music, there usually are parts entitled "Percussion 1" or "Percussion 2" and so on. These parts contain multiple percussion instruments in a single part. I see that under instruments MuseScore has several of these instruments. However, I would like to be able to fit several instruments into one part, as they do in the ensemble music, in order to save space on the conductor's score.

In reply to by [DELETED] 656891

The type of notehead and other information is defined in the Drum Properties. Right-click on an empty part of the percussion staff and choose "Edit Drum Staff". It doesn't look like "xcircle" is an option at the moment.

You can probably edit the drumset notation so that it mostly looks how you want.

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