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Hey, I was wondering if anybody has found a very good "FULL SHOW" based on the song 2112, if not I was maybe thinking of trying to make one. I know that there is one by some college band that is pretty good but it is only like a 3 min show and I was looking for like a full, and well done, HS or DCI show. If I end up making a show based off of this, please also let me know if you'd be interested in helping me THX fellow DCI lovers!

common core is a n n o y i n g

so in my school they're all abt cOMMoN cOREee!!1!!!!!!1111!1 and i am always getting math problems wrong because of this, EVEN THO I AM GOOD A T MATH.
like we have these things called expression mats and they make zero sense and i got 41% on a study guide because OF THESE STUPID DUMB EXPRESSION MATS
and then there are these "algebra tiles" that u use them to solve algebraic expressions and they're also stupid and i hate them and ugh
i don't like how schools put so much pressure on u and dont care
your "wholesome homework" gives a bunch of kids anxiety and makes them depressed because they cant keep up, and it makes them feel like a failure


ROUND FIVE: Invention

As well as being an Invention round, your challenge this time is to (literally) compose an 'invention'. An invention, in music terms, is a short composition using two-part counterpoint. Counterpoint is the use of two or more melodic lines playing simultaneously (similar to polyphony), written alongside each other harmoniously, and yet independent in their rhythm and melodic contour.

A great listening example for this is any of Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias (the difference being that the sinfonias use three-part counterpoint, rather than two).

Now this might sound like a very classical and theory-heavy task, but remember that this is an invention round, and as such you can interpret it any way you want. I don't mind if you end up with something that sounds like a 70's disco piece; if it follows the rules of an invention, then it's all good.
If you want to find out more on the style of inventions, the Wikipedia page is actually a good reference:

(1) The piece must use two-part counterpoint.
(2) It must be written on two staves - technically original inventions were always written for keyboard instruments, but if you like you could compose a duet for two single-staved instruments instead.
(3) The right hand (or top stave) must use only quaver and semiquaver notes, apart from the last bar, where it can use a longer note to finish on.
(4) The left hand (or bottom stave) can use any length of notes, but it must play at least two notes or chords in each bar (apart from the last one).
(5) Rests are allowed, and they can be of any length, however they shouldn't be overused.
(6) The piece should include three sections: Exposition, Development, and Recapitulation. You can find out more about these and how they should be used in an invention on the Wikipedia page I listed above.
(7) Lastly, it must be longer than two minutes in total, but no longer than six.

I know it might seem like there's a lot of rules there, but if you end up following them I can guarantee that it will greatly improve your piece.

@StandardUser101 and @Jband, as you won the advantage in this round, you have the ability to choose one of the rules listed above NOT to follow. Please make sure you say which rule you are going to ignore either in the discussion here or in the description of your piece.

And finally, since this is quite a large task and I think some people might be away for part of it, you have almost three whole weeks to post your piece. The deadline at this stage is the 24th of April.

Good luck, and remember to be as creative as possible!!

Since 2.2 I'm having trouble uploading scores.

I make my scores in Sibelius and convert with xml. I've then used 2.1 to make a perfectly working score (saving, opening, playing, editing) but it won't upload. MS user mdi1972 had to work out a fix before I could upload my last score and reported this:   "From a 2.1 Musescore, I exported it to MusicXML, then I imported it into a  MuseScore 2.0.2, saved it, then reopened it in 2.1 again, and uploaded it
with success. It appears there's something in the score that is crashing the parsing. " So with his help, I got the score uploaded.

Now my newest score won't upload, also working perfectly in 2.1. I downloaded 2.2 and remade the new score from 2.1 by cut and paste but that won't upload either, though it works perfectly on my PC.

This issue has only arisen since the advent of 2.2, though I was using 2.1. When the change was made from 1.3 to 2.0, it caused me innumerable problems, that didn't resolve, completely, even with 2.1. Now I've gone backwards again. This is becoming very frustrating, considering I'm paying for the service.

I have both the 2.1 and 2.2 scores.

When I try to create an xml file from the 2.1 or 2.2 scores, MS crashes.

This will blow your mind!

It Starts with a Simple Deck of Playing Cards
They seem harmless enough, 52 thin slices of laminated cardboard with colorful designs printed on their sides. Yet, as another illustration of the mantra that complexity begins from the most simple systems, the number of variations that these 52 cards can produce is virtually endless. The richness of most playing card games owes itself to this fact.

Permute this!
The number of possible permutations of 52 cards is 52!. I think the exclamation mark was chosen as the symbol for the factorial operator to highlight the fact that this function produces surprisingly large numbers in a very short time. If you have an old school pocket calculator, the kind that maxes out at 99,999,999, an attempt to calculate the factorial of any number greater than 11 results only in the none too helpful value of "Error". So if 12! will break a typical calculator, how large is 52!?

52! is the number of different ways you can arrange a single deck of cards. You can visualize this by constructing a randomly generated shuffle of the deck. Start with all the cards in one pile. Randomly select one of the 52 cards to be in position 1. Next, randomly select one of the remaining 51 cards for position 2, then one of the remaining 50 for position 3, and so on. Hence, the total number of ways you could arrange the cards is 52 * 51 * 50 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1, or 52!. Here's what that looks like:


This number is beyond astronomically large. I say beyond astronomically large because most numbers that we already consider to be astronomically large are mere infinitesmal fractions of this number. So, just how large is it? Let's try to wrap our puny human brains around the magnitude of this number with a fun little theoretical exercise. Start a timer that will count down the number of seconds from 52! to 0. We're going to see how much fun we can have before the timer counts down all the way.

Shall we play a game?
Start by picking your favorite spot on the equator. You're going to walk around the world along the equator, but take a very leisurely pace of one step every billion years. The equatorial circumference of the Earth is 40,075,017 meters. Make sure to pack a deck of playing cards, so you can get in a few trillion hands of solitaire between steps. After you complete your round the world trip, remove one drop of water from the Pacific Ocean. Now do the same thing again: walk around the world at one billion years per step, removing one drop of water from the Pacific Ocean each time you circle the globe. The Pacific Ocean contains 707.6 million cubic kilometers of water. Continue until the ocean is empty. When it is, take one sheet of paper and place it flat on the ground. Now, fill the ocean back up and start the entire process all over again, adding a sheet of paper to the stack each time you’ve emptied the ocean.

Do this until the stack of paper reaches from the Earth to the Sun. Take a glance at the timer, you will see that the three left-most digits haven’t even changed. You still have 8.063e67 more seconds to go. 1 Astronomical Unit, the distance from the Earth to the Sun, is defined as 149,597,870.691 kilometers. So, take the stack of papers down and do it all over again. One thousand times more. Unfortunately, that still won’t do it. There are still more than 5.385e67 seconds remaining. You’re just about a third of the way done.

And you thought Sunday afternoons were boring
To pass the remaining time, start shuffling your deck of cards. Every billion years deal yourself a 5-card poker hand. Each time you get a royal flush, buy yourself a lottery ticket. A royal flush occurs in one out of every 649,740 hands. If that ticket wins the jackpot, throw a grain of sand into the Grand Canyon. Keep going and when you’ve filled up the canyon with sand, remove one ounce of rock from Mt. Everest. Now empty the canyon and start all over again. When you’ve levelled Mt. Everest, look at the timer, you still have 5.364e67 seconds remaining. Mt. Everest weighs about 357 trillion pounds. You barely made a dent. If you were to repeat this 255 times, you would still be looking at 3.024e64 seconds. The timer would finally reach zero sometime during your 256th attempt. Exercise for the reader: at what point exactly would the timer reach zero?

Back here on the ranch
Of course, in reality none of this could ever happen. Sorry to break it to you. The truth is, the Pacific Ocean will boil off as the Sun becomes a red giant before you could even take your fifth step in your first trek around the world. Somewhat more of an obstacle, however, is the fact that all the stars in the universe will eventually burn out leaving space a dark, ever-expanding void inhabited by a few scattered elementary particles drifting a tiny fraction of a degree above absolute zero. The exact details are still a bit fuzzy, but according to some reckonings of The Reckoning, all this could happen before you would've had a chance to reduce the vast Pacific by the amount of a few backyard swimming pools.

Your thoughts please.

Choir version of MuseScore


I am a member of a male choire and we have started digitizing our music library. As a MuseScore user I recomended MuseScore to create the Scores.

As log as Our members use the PC version there is no problem, they can download the mscz file from the members section of our website and play them on ther PC for home-rehearsal.

But some of them want to use the tablet or PC and the MuseScore App gives 'Unable to import file' so they cannot use the app.

I cannot save the scores as public scores, because of the Copyright, I already created a group for the choir, bu it seems that they cannot find the scores in the group either I think because I save them as private scores.

Is there a way we can give choir members access to our MuseScore library?.

Or is there a special version/app to make this possible?

Or do I have to export all scores to MusicXML?

Can you tell me what the options are

Welcome New Members!

This comment section is for us to get to know each other, so, post a few things about yourself, brag about your music life (a little, don't make others cry, please...), and basically, become our friends.

I'll start. Although my Username is Susie Curlycue, my real name is Joshua Peterson. I live in Manti, Utah, and am 16. I have nine other family members, two older sisters, two younger sisters, three younger brothers, and obviously, my mom and dad. I play Trombone, (bass trombone), Trumpet, French Horn, Mellophone, Piano, and am learning Flute right now. I have written my own oratorio (if you don't know what it is look it up), and other things. And I'm a Mormon.