Music: drums and MuseScore

Ref the previous post about inconsistencies in denoting drum types, I wondered how MuseScore would do it.

It took me a wee while to remember even how to use MuseScore. In summary:

  1. Become a member
  2. Download MuseScore
  3. Start MuseScore
  4. File/open… .mid files are one of the supported types (which assumes that you have previously exported your drums from your DAW as a midi file). Call this tab A
  5. At this point, you have a score (in tab A) in non-Drum mode. So you have to File/new/(choose instrument)pick instrument as DrumSet. Call this tab B.
  6. In tab A, do (Ctrl-A) (PC) to select call the notes and copy to clipboard
  7. In tab B, go to the front of the stave and paste.
  8. That should give you something like this in tab B, where the call-it II symbol denotes that it is a drum score, the F, in treble clef terms, is a bass drum, and the C is a snare drum. And, for me that is good enough.

The midi is here.