Unchecking Drumset in Mixer loses drumset with no warning

• May 1, 2016 - 18:34
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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium; Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010.
HW: AMD-A4-3300M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.90 GHz.
Memory: 6.00 GB
System Type: 64 bit
Model: HP Pavilion G7
MuseScore Version: 2.0.2; Revision: F51dc11.

Trying to enter a note onto the cymbal stave results in no changes to the score.

Open the test file: Cymbal_Test_20160501__01_44U.mscz

Select a rest on the cymbal stave. Select the 'N' icon in the note entry tool bar to put MuseScore into note-entry mode. A blue note will appear, attached to the mouse pointer. Position it over the cymbal stave and left click to enter the note. The expected response is that the note will become attached to the stave, but the actual response is that nothing happens.

Comments: The same problem is noticed with trying to add notes to the Wood Blocks stave (which is currently invisible, per settings in the Edit Instruments list). I don't know how to reproduce the occurrance of this bug (if it is in fact a bug, and not something I'm doing wrong). Adding a note to the cymbal line worked correctly in previous versions of the score, but failed to work properly, at some unknown point in time.

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This score is corrupt in that somehow this particular staff has been marked as using a percussion staff but has no drum set information assiacated with it. Was this score imported from another program, that failed to provide it? Or did you perhaps change it from a drumset staff to a standard staff at some point (using thr Mixer, or Staff Properties perhaps)?

In any case, the way to fix it is to check the "Drumset" box for this staff in the Mixer.

If you did not not import this from an external program or did not change the staff type deliberately, then anything you can think that might explain how the score got into this state would be helpful.

This was caused by me unchecking the drumset option box in the mixer because I didn't want a drumset cymbal to be used. Apparently, that was a bad idea.

Title Cymbal Stave Won't Accept Notes Unchecking Drumset in Mixer loses drumset with no warning
Status (old) needs info active

Correct. Probably what you really wanted to do was change to the Orchestral Kit (also in the Mixer) to change the playback.

I am not sure what legimtaite use case there is for ever unchecking that box - if there are situations where it ever would do something reasonable. But even if there is, it probably shouldn't be so easy to do by mistake, or should produce a warning.

Exactly - Orchestral kit, and I just looked and found it. I'll try to stay away from these option boxes, in the future, and direct these types of problems to the help forum.