Sibelius Drum Import Issues

• Aug 19, 2015 - 09:44

Hello Friends,

I've just encountered a problem while trying to import a musicxml file that I exported from Sibelius. It's a score with just a drum kit, yet Musescore plays it as a piano part (leading to some interesting sounds but not the interesting sounds I was looking for) .

I tried to resolve this problem by just copying the drums into a new drum score created in Musescore, but all I got then was a whole bunch of percussion sounds like whistles and cowbells, also not what I was looking for.

Is there any way to rectify this problem short of writing out the music again in Musescore?


Also make sure you have the most recent version of MuseScore (2.0.2). There were some issues with import of drums from Sibelius in certain cases that were fixed since the original 2.0 release.

In reply to by Shoichi

Oh no, this is a wonderful tip! Thank you very much! I try this and the result: I can hear drum set sounds. But: The sounds are a collection of percussion instruments and not the sound (snare, bass drum and cymbal i expected. I thing, there is something wrong with correct transponation.

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