MuseScore 9.4 hangs in 5-line drum part

• May 18, 2009 - 13:57

I'm relatively new to MuseScore, but I've gotten proficient enough to write full scores for my septet. I've never been great with drum parts, but I'm trying to expand. I've just started the attached score and am trying to add the Hi-Hat Pedal to beats 2 and 4 in the first bar. I would suppose I should be using Voice 3 or 4, but they don't appear to be active within the bar. If I simply drop the Hi-Hat Pedal on beat 2 (Bass Drum turns red) using the mouse, MuseScore hangs and I have to get the Windows XP Task Manager to terminate MuseScore. I intentionally chose the 5-line drum part, hoping it would give me more flexibility for including multiple drum actions. I have an excellent midi device (Clavinova), but I do not have a PC connection to interact with MuseScore, other than exporting a midi file to a USB device. I've not been successful in trying to import a midi file into MuseScore. I don't know if this is a bug or a novice user problem. A Forum search didn't give me any ideas. Any suggestions?


The drum notes aren't intended to be dragged and dropped. See drum notation for instructions. There are several crashes related to drum notation in 0.9.4. I would recommend trying the prereleases if you are doing a lot of work with drums.

In reply to by David Bolton

Thanks, David. I was just using the drum notation intuitively -- dragging and dropping works for the base drum and ride cymbal. So I thought I could continue with that tack. Note that the MuseScore (V0.9.4, R1518) help, i.e., Local Help (F1), is not as inclusive as the online Handbook in regard to drum notation.

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