Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Drum notation

From: Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jun 29 2005 - 11:15:02 EEST

kevin> Can I [change the note head] for an entire "pitch" on the
kevin> staff all at once?

Using Chris' help for selecting all of a note back in January,
I selected all (ctrl-a) and filtered (ctrl-f) until only the
"pitch" I wanted was selected. After that Adjust -> Note Style
-> shape works on all selected notes. Pretty cool!

On 28 June 2005 at 23:48, Chris Cannam <chris.cannam@email-addr-hidden> wrote:

> The shapes are not built-in -- they're defined in XML files in
> the styles directory, documented in the Rosegarden Handbook
> under Customising Rosegarden. You can define styles using any
> available font element or pixmap.

I looked through the handbook, and I looked at the four XML files
currently used for this in RG4. Adding custom note shapes doesn't
seem all that hard. OK, the first note shape will be hard.
But, then the rest should fall like dominos, excepting anything
that might need a new pixmap. Do you have a preferred tool for
creating those? I use the GIMP and Xfig for drawing. I'm pretty
certain that some new pixmaps will be needed.

> Setting a default shape for each pitch in a drum map would
> be an excellent addition to our ongoing drum map work at the
> moment, though. I should give that some thought.

I found three sources for drum note shapes tonight, two from the
web. One is a music professor's hand written shapes. Another
is Audio Graffiti's "Guide to Drum & Percussion Notation". I've
also got a few "Modern Drummer" magazines laying about. The good
news is that all of these sources agree with each other, and they
should. They're all supposed to be taken from the definitive
guide by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS). I should buy a copy
of their guide.


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