I would just like to echo the sentiment of many other forum threads out there that notes and rests in percussion staves should have just as much granular control as regular instrumental staves. I was working today on a project and wanted to move the vertical position of a rest, something that is possible in the Properties Panel on a regular instrumental staff, but unable to happen on a drum set staff.
As a professional drummer who understands the needs of drum set parts, the notion that rests cannot be hidden or voices cannot be forced to start or end in the middle of the measure to hide rests before or after (like in instrumental staves) in a percussion staff doesn’t make any sense to me. I understand that percussion staves can be displayed in a grid format or as individual staves, but if it’s a traditional one staff for percussion kit, there should be the ability to control all the parameters of notes and rests the same way as instrumental staves.
I’ve attached two screenshots: one of selecting a rest and being unable to see the option to move the rest vertically in the Properties Panel, and another of a very common example of using slashes and traditional notation in a single measure, but unable to hide unnecessary rests/start and end voices.
If there is in fact a solution or workaround in Dorico 3 that I’m missing, I would be happy to hear it. Otherwise, I’d like to join in the choir of saying that this is a necessary feature that should be implemented as soon as possible.