Rests, and drum rolls
Hello! I downloaded Musicscore last night. I'm a 16-year-old high-school trombonist and have been wanting a program I can use to try my hand at compositions. It looks pretty good, but I have a couple issues:
First, why does it keep adding rests on me? I don't know quite how to explain it, and this is, of course, my first time using such a program, but it seems to constantly want to slip rests in between notes where I don't want them. I know it's probably just trying to make sure the measure is up to the time signature, but still, I was testing it out by writing a short few measures for trombone, and there was a rest stuck in between a couple notes that I couldn't get rid of, and it sounded awful. I tried to just move the notes back, thinking maybe if I copied them over the position of the rest it would get rid of it, but I don't seem to be able to do that (if you can I guess I just don't know how).
Second thing is note copying, drum sounds, and drum rolls. I don't know much about drum notation, so I guess a drum roll would be a series of connected 32nd notes? That's what I wanted to try anyway. My complaint about the drums is that none of them have that nice, crisp snare sound we all know and love - it's more like a "psh" than a "da!" sound. It's just too "flat" - not in the musical sense, but in the sense of the way it sounds. It should be sharper. But, that's more a feature request I guess.
Anyway, my issue with creating a drum roll is basically that I wanted to do a song which required the drum to roll throughout the whole thing, and the process of copying down the notes (especially since you can't, apparently, copy them into the length you want when doing drums [viz, you always get a quarter note, and not the 32nd you want], you have to create each note, select it, and then change it over) would take far too long to do manually for the entire song. Basically, I was wondering if there was a way to just select a note and copy it out over x number of measures or something?
Sorry for all the (probably very basic) questions/problems, but like I said, I'm new at this, so please try to bear with me. :)