Unison Drumline parts (Bass Drum)

• Dec 14, 2017 - 04:28

As the title suggests, would it be possible for there to be an addition to the marching bass drums for their to be unison hits and unison clicks?

As someone who composes for drumline, it would make things a lot easier and a lot prettier.



Not sure exactly how you would want that to work, but you can create unisions by adding more notes to the chord (eg, press Shift while adding a note).

In reply to by Magna Brass Band

We are currently working on MuseScore Drumline, an expansion pack for MuseScore that should soon be available with the release of 2.3.

This pack not only includes a new marching percussion soundfont, but takes advantage of all the new percussion notation options in 2.3.

There will be slash notated unison hits (with separate unison samples) as well as unison rims, buzzes, rolls and more. There are also 10 bass drums. :-)

Here is an example recording of a test with the new MDL package - https://soundcloud.com/musescorelabs/mdl-test-023-alpha-bassline

Here is a notation example using MuseScore 2.3 + MDL with bass splits
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I have also attached the notation reference for Bass Drums. There is still a bug with saving stem buzz to PDF. In software or print it renders correctly (see below).
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In terms of unison, there are unison hits, which are slashed and unison rims, which as slashed with stem down.

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