Open Hi Hat (How to do Open Hi Hat in drum score?)

• Sep 22, 2020 - 13:17

Hi All,

In my drum score sheet, for Open Hi Hat I'm using or indicating it by invoking from Palettes/Articulations/More/O - for Open.

However, when I playback the drum score, I don't hear or I actually cannot discern the Open Hi Hat sound, it just sound the same as normal Hi Hat.

Can anyone advise me whether I've done it wrong? Or that there's actually another way of doing the Open Hi Hat

Thanks In Advance


In reply to by jeetee

Thanks a lot. Now I find the Open Hi Hat from the drumset iput window. But it's "x" symbol is between Line 1 and Line 2 of the score bar.

Okay, what I'll do is to add an extra/ or retain my original "O" on top of the "x" symbol to make it look more "O"PEN Hi Hat.

Once again, Thank you so much for the help.

In reply to by jeetee

The Drumset editor doesn't support adding articulation symbols automatically though, like an "open" circle on the same notehead on the same notehead & staffline. A workaround is to do it manually (when you're otherwise done with the score) by using Select similar → Same pitch (Bb2) + Same Staff, add the "open" symbol, and set the Staff line of Open Hi-Hat to -1 in the Drumset editor.
(Which is a common way to notate open hi-hats. I tend to use X+circle, but it's not always ideal. I have never actually seen a score use different staff lines for closed & open hi-hat, like Mscore does by default.)

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