Add ability for stemless notes in drum sets

• Nov 6, 2014 - 19:30
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

I'm trying to add new "notes" to the drum set notation to be able to create drum notations like this:


These include

- Slash notation to mean "just keep time here"
- Rhythmic notation
- Horn cues

All of these are quite possible, except the first one. There's no option for "no stem" when editing a drum set.

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Which version of MuseScore are you using?

You can make any note stemless with right click -> Note properties -> stem less
or via the inspector in MuseScore 2.0 beta 1

The context is here:

It's not about how to create the notation by removing stems after the fact. It's about the ability to define a drumset that includes a stemless note by default. Right now, I don't think that's possible. The drupdown for stem has three options - default (listed as "s"), up, and down. The request is to add a fourth option: stemless. Then one could define a drum and shortcut to allow slashes to be created in a single keystroke.


It's not that I can't go in after the fact and make the note stemless, it's that I can't add a stemless note to the drum set so that I don't have to go into the note properties afterwards and make it stemless.

Does this make sense? I'm trying to add a "/" note to the drum set which indicates "continue to keep time". I can add a new notation to the set with a "/" and a stem, which can be up, down, or auto, but there's no option to make it stemless. This would require me to enter a bunch of notation, and then go back to remove the stems. With the feature I'm proposing, there'd be no stems in the notation to begin with.

I started a discussion in the "Tech Preview" forum asking whether or not I should file a feature request, and Marc Sabatella said that I should do that... so I did :-)

Here's the discussion there: