Note in drum palette on the incorrect line

• Dec 16, 2012 - 14:37
S4 - Minor
by design

1. Open attached score (produced in 1.2).
2. Enable 'Note Entry'.

Expected result: The note in the drum palette is on the middle stave line.
Actual result: The note in the drum palette is on the top stave line.

Using MuseScore 2.0 Nightly Build (3794e83) - Mac 10.7.5.


I don't get what you mean. There is only one line on the drum part. How do you use treble staff as a reference? The note in the score is on the top line of the (one line) staff, just like it is in the palette. True, the note in the score is also on the middle line of the (one line staff). It's also the bottom line. So conceivably, any of those could have been valid choices. But since the drumset editor numbers the staves top-bottom, not bottom-top or inside-out. If there is going to be only one line, doesn't it makes it be line #1 (or #0), not #5 or #9?

If we assume that from the standard 5-line drumset stave lines are simply removed (as seen here ), then I think the notehead position should be consistent.

I do see that in three and five line drumsets (any that aren't one-line, it seems), the notehead is at F.

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Well, like I said, that's the top line in each case, and that's staffline 0 in each case. Would you really want to say it's staff line 4 for a single line drum staff?

So this is indeed "by design" - and a good design it is. 1.3 forced you to call the only line of a single-line drum staff "#4". This is now much more logical. Don't think of a single-line drum set as a five-line drumset with the outer lines removed - it's a just a single-line drumset. It's lines are numbered starting at 0 just like any other staff. This is more logical.

Hmm, I see these as stave lines 1,2,3,4,5, resp. 1,3,5 resp. 3, when you look at the clef
For the 3 line staff the rests are positions illogical, should be one line up, also the stem is way too long

Well, sure, you could see them as staff lines 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, but then how would you address the spaces? MuseScore has long used the convention where lines and spaces are numbered together; that's all throughout the code and not likely to ever change. So in a drumset definition, the lines are 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and the spaces are 1, 3, 5, 7.

And yes, 3-line drumsets don't look good right now; I think there is a separate issue filed for that.