Easy Drum Kit Notes

Version 1.1
Added 26 May 2015 (last updated 28 Sep 2015)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin is designed to simplify basic drum kit note entry and works correctly on the default rock drum kit (drum set) instrument.

To use it:

  1. Create one or more notes in the drum kit part, and select them. (A bar rest will not work.)
  2. Run the plugin and choose the desired drum, cymbal or other part of the kit.
  3. Click OK and the selected notes will be changed to the correct line/space and notehead.

If a note is selected, the plugin will convert that note into the required drum kit note. If a note stem is selected, it will add a drum kit note to the stem.

Version 1.1

Bug fix added so that ties are not removed from the original notes.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.