timpani tuning indications
before an orchestral score reaches the actual piece, timpani tunings are indicated so that the timpanist knows how to tune, it would be nice if the musescore team added this ass an option for timpanis
the file below shows an example from holst's "the planets"
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In case it isn't already apparent, you can do this today just by creating that notation somewhere than pausing the image capture tool to grab it as a graphic then pasting it.
In reply to In case it isn't already… by Marc Sabatella
I believe pausing = using and I agree image capture is the best way to do that.
In reply to I believe pausing = using… by mike320
I tried this: I got an image of three timpani tones w/o stem (from a new mscz) and want to paste it before first bar under name timpani. I cannot paste it.
Not familiar with "pausing".
In reply to I tried this: I got an image… by penne vodka
As mike320 guess, I meant "using".
To paste a graphic into MuseScore, simply use Ctrl+C while in the image capture tool to copy it to your clipboard, then click a note, rest, or frame in the other score and press Ctrl+V to paste. You can also drag & drop if you've already saved the graphic to a file, but that step wasn't necessary. See the handbook under Images for more info.
In reply to As mike320 guess, I meant … by Marc Sabatella
Thank you, Marc!
That's a very old school publisher approach that made sense BITD because of typesetting and also how left margins were often used for notes or additional information.
It doesn't seem to make the same sense these days and not sure why to use this (and force all other instruments over just for timpani tunings) other than for historical reconstruction.
A clear and modern approach would be to simply spell the tunings.
If more specific...
In reply to That's a very old school… by Daniel
Thanks so much, Daniel, for the quick, helpful response. I am aware of the modern approach, and prefer it for simplicity's sake. However, in different pieces I use a different "F" which I want to specify. I suppose I could do this:
(C, F2, D )