How do I write my drum and percussion scores with FORTE? FORTE Support April 17, 2017 17:24 Follow The following video will show you how to set up your score in order to write music for drums and percussion. Have more questions? Submit a request Comments John Talbott September 20, 2016 01:27 My version of Forte Premium 7.1 simply does not perform this way. Shutting off VST with the drum staff selected produces only timpani drums of varying notes. Changing the note head will not allow any notes at all to be added to the staff.