#327 Drum Clef

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Would it be possible to add a drum clef to the notation editor?

I guess for this to be "full featured", there would also need to be the ability to set the notation key (mapping the clef notes to MIDI notes).

There's a standardised notation for drumset but there are plenty of non-standard ones around, too! Would would be really useful is being able to set the mapping for a non-standard one, enter the notation, then "transpose" to the standard notation.

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  • Jaakko H Kyro

    Jaakko H Kyro - 2008-02-05

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    Lilypond has support for percussion notation. Exporting percussion tracks using lilypond drum notation might be an option.

     
  • D. Michael McIntyre

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    I have looked at and thought about this question very seriously, and it is just beyond the means of this project to implement such a complicated thing. It would be fantastic to have, but if we ever acquire this, it will take serious outside help. The person who comes up with a solution to this one will join the project and live on in Rosegarden history forever.

     
  • Ralf G.

    Ralf G. - 2008-06-07

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    I think a step towards this milestone could be to
    define "drumsets" as subsets of available keys. Given the GM standards, the naming of each key is quite obvious.

    For most Rock songs, you will only need this subset:

    Crash
    HHopen
    HHclsd
    Tom1
    Tom2
    Tom3
    Rimshot
    Snare
    BaseDrum

    A modification of the keyroll editor where you can hide lines and possibly even change their order could be one way.

    A subset that allows you to define up to 16 event types that can be used, could be another option.

    Of course, for editing one could also use Hydrogen...

    But then for output & notation, a "drum cleff" would imply a free definable system of lines, representing different types of events (notes) like displayed in this screenshot:

    http://i1.tinypic.com/8gjcget.gif

     
  • D. Michael McIntyre

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  • D. Michael McIntyre

    This is one of those things I always thought would be nice, but at this point in the game I just have to hope for everybody's sake that MuseScore can do percussion notation. I think it can.

    Rosegarden never will. It's just too much. We are too few, and not a drummer among us.

     

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