Drum grace notes

Trying to create a sequence of grace notes in a drum set. Dorico insists on creating a chord out of the grace notes even though chord is not enabled.

Trying to duplication the top line in the image below but the two grace notes aren’t cooperating.


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Yes, I’m afraid I don’t think you can do this at the moment. Each grace note of course belongs to a different instrument in the kit, and so those grace notes are input at the same position as each other: each instrument has a single grace note at the position immediately before the rhythmic quarter note. I’m not sure how we would be able to sort this out – we will need to think about it.

This is a pretty big limitation. I’m 5 bars in to my first attempt to use drum kit and this has me wondering to even consider using it further. I hope someone can recommend a workaround.

I was able to get this to work after all. I went back and watched the percussion video for like the 5th time and saw some examples of more than one grace note. So there had to be a way to do it. Just enter the grace notes on the same instrument and then move one of them using alt-arrow.

Thanks for the workaround !

Ah, of course, that was the thing I was struggling to remember. Well done! (I was going to ask Andrew, the developer who did most of this work, about it when he gets back from his well-earned long weekend off, but now you’ve figured it out.)