Selecting an instrument in the Drum Input Palette effectively disables drum input from the on-screen Piano and/or MIDI keyboard
S3 - Major
2.0.3 / Win 7
Further to this thread: Problem entering drum parts .
If you have a percussion staff selected and are in note input mode, selecting a note in the Drum input palette will effectively deactivate the virtual piano keyboard (by mapping the selected note to all the keys).
This may have been fixed in the latest 2.1-dev? See "Fix drum note entry, avoid to be blocked in chord mode when mixing drum/melodic," in the Release notes for MuseScore 2.1 ?
So please check using the most recent 2.1 nightly build
The phrase "Fix drum note entry, avoid to be blocked in chord mode when mixing drum/melodic," is not understandable. And, there is no issue number displayed next to the fix.
And that prevents you from trying it out?
No the fix has nothing to do with this problem. I'm not even sure this problem is really a problem... what would be the expected behavior?
(My mistake. The fix documented in the release notes is for another issue.)
If you enter a bass drum, for example, from the Drum input palette (DIP) and switch to the piano keyboard, all the keys now play the bass drum. If you enter a snare drum from the DIP, and switch to the piano keyboard, all the keys play a snare drum. And so on.
This needs to be fixed so that the piano keyboard is not affected by the previous input from the DIP.
Still the case in MS3. The Piano keyboard needs to work independently of the Drum Input Palette. So even if the Bass drum is selected in the DIP, the user should still be able to play and enter the full range of percussion instruments from the Piano keyboard.
Reported again at https://musescore.org/en/node/301718.
It appears that this bug affects both the on-screen piano and/or any attached MIDI keyboard. MuseScore allows you to mix Drum Input Palette (DIP) keyboard shortcuts and Piano/MIDI keyboard input. But if you enter an instrument note by double-clicking from the DIP, this forces all subsequent Piano/MIDI keyboard keys to default to that same instrument. This effectively disables them.
Came up again at https://musescore.org/en/node/314130#comment-1046236.
And again in https://musescore.org/en/node/314895.
Any solution for this yet? I feel it disturbs the notation functionality in a major level.
In reply to Any solution for this yet? I… by floalen
Running 3.6.2. 548021 803.
I just had this problem today. The funny thing is that initially I didn't have it, i.e I opened the Piano Keyboard, entered note input mode and could select with the Piano Keyboard. I edited the drumset file to add/ modify some of the names etc. Also, I loaded some sound fonts. After that, the Piano Keyboard is locked to the note selected in the Drum Input panel. This persisted even though I deleted the sound fonts and loaded the default soundfont. It persists even when I load a previously unedited but saved drumset.
Came up again at https://musescore.org/en/node/324484.
And at https://musescore.org/en/node/325374.