Two-tone woodblocks not working in MuseScore 4

• Mar 7, 2023 - 19:47

Since upgrading to MS 4 I've found that adding in high and low tone woodblocks no longer works.

See attached doc.

Is there a fix for this?

Many thanks,

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Sorry. Accidentally added this here rather than under support section. Can an admin please move it? Thanks.

In reply to by Shoichi

Thanks, Shoichi, for taking the time to look at and correct this.

I'm on a Mac, so when I press F8 I don't get an option to change any of the sounds associated with the notes.

I've had a dig around through the menu options, but I can't find a way to do this.

Are there any other Mac users who might know how to find and use this option?


In reply to by Shoichi

Ciao, Shoichi!

I'm sorry to say that making the same changes on my system does not affect the pitch of the woodblocks in any way.

I even went to an extreme and changed the note tuning value to 100.00 cents, but the pitch is still the same for both blocks, high and low. :(

It's very disappointing. I'm not a software developer, so I'm sure my observations have little value, but I'm always puzzled how a simple bit of functionality always seems to be ruined when a new version of a product comes out.

I'll just have to go back to including a bass drum and a hand clap track to each score, then manually adding in beats on 1 & 3 for the bass drum and 2 & 4 on the hand claps and working from there.

That automatically doubles the amount of work I have to do for a piece of music, but it's important that students clearly hear and feel the difference between the beats.

Thanks again for your time and help. I appreciate it.

In reply to by Shoichi

Thanks, Shoichi. You've been a great help.

Yes, I did download that file, but didn't realise I needed to make such a massive change in the values. And when changing the higher value didn't affect the sound, I figured the same applied to the lower value.

I've saved the file you fixed up for me as a template and deleted the other instrument, so I just have a woodblock template file I can use.

Many thanks for your help and I hope you have a good weekend,

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