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Coming Back From a Case of Writer's Block

Hello everyone!

I'm writing a piece for the concept of the Zodiac Signs, Cancer and Capricorn, and I was wondering if I could get some critique. I'm using a Concert B Mixalodian (spells it wrong every time) Scale as a base. It is the universal tone that represents both of the signs. I'm mainly stuck in the areas between my cadences. I have amazing ideas that I want to put into this piece; however, I keep getting stuck with E major and A major chord progressions. If anyone has suggestions, here is the link to my piece:

Should I change keys in these measures of this transcription (see text)?

As a disclaimer, I have no formal training in transcription; so, this explains why I have some difficulties here.

The sheet music is here:

What I am wondering is whether I should change keys in both:

* measures 9 and 10,
* measures 11 and 12.

In those two groups of two measures, the amount of double sharp notes is unwieldy to say the least. Since I know the tune basically by heart, this is not a problem for me, but for people who want to play it, it will certainly be a problem.

So, should I change keys? I have an alternate version on my computer where I do change keys:

* measures 9 and 10: Eb major/C minor (three flats);
* measures 11 and 12: C major/A minor (no flats or sharps).

This way, in the first set of two measures, there is no flat/sharp and only three flats on three notes in the second set. Is that the way to go? Are there rules which, when applied, tell you when to change keys and why?


I know one of the biggest challenges for most new musescore users is how to add tremolo and pizzicato to strings, and mute to trumpets. I know it baffled me for a while, but I want to spread the word on how it is done in a way that it will generate actual AUDIO PLAYBACK!!!!!


(I will be using tremolo as an example, but the process is exactly the same for pizzicato and mute.)

Step 1: Click on the note where you want to start. When that note is highlited (usually in blue), click Ctrl + T (Or use the menu to do Create > Text > Staff Text).

Step 2: Type whatever you want here, although just to avoid confusion, you should write "tremolo" Or even some specific directions, like "Slow Tremolo" or "Furious Tremolo".

Step 3: Click away from the text box. Now drag it until it is in a suitable place. (The text box will often initially be created inside of some notes, so just make sure it is clearly out of the way, yet right above the notes you want to start the tremolo at, similar to if you wanted to add a tempo text box.)

Step 4: Right Click on the text box you just created, and in the dropdown box, click Staff Text Properties.

Step 5: Check the "Channel" box, and then click the Tremolo option.

Step 6: At this point, you are done, and musescore will play the tremolo sound. However, if you want your piece to be readable and playable by musicians, you should add real musical tremolo marks onto the notes, via the palette on the left. (The same one that has dynamics, lines, Accidentals, etc.) THESE MARKINGS DO NOTHING FOR THE MUSESCORE PLAYBACK, BUT ARE NECESSARY IF YOU WANT THE PIECE TO BE PLAYABLE BY MUSICIANS.


Let me know if you have any questions, and try to spread the word! I will be copying and pasting this discussion in as many groups as I can! Thank you all and please give me feedback!

(P.S. you will probably not be seeing any more compositions from me for a while. I am currently working on a LARGE orchestral suite, hopefully over an HOUR LONG. This will be in the form of a full soundtrack as a demonstration of what I can do. I have no movie to go along with, but I will via text tell the listener what is supposed to be happening. I wanted to say this to explain my soon to be absence from the sheet music list. I will keep listening, commenting, and participating in discussions, however!)

Biography [1] Jaybird1

welcome everyone to the first biography. I was going to wait two weeks to post this one, but I decided to post it earlier. if you would like one on you just PM me. ok here we go.

          for this first Biography I interviewed Jaybird1. From what I have found out about him. HE IS NOT A BIRD. Sorry to all @Jaybird1 followers. I know this comes as a devastating blow. He does love to watch birds though.
          Now to the more serious side. I asked him why he think he has so many followers and he revealed this: he is a Zelda fan and according to him people love that. he also thinks its because people like him.:][ a lot of people must like, 277 to be exact.] When I asked him if he considers himself successful he skirted around the question by saying" it depends what you meant by successful, I am successful and the things I love, though I procrastinate. I would say I am successful in music. I catch on things pretty quick and I love learning." [paraphrased] His most active follower is...….@lizzapie. Congrats to her.
          on another note, he does not follow you because he likes you, but because he likes you music. Cool Fact for you: he practices on the piano at least 3 hours day. His favorite person on musescore is his 'twin' [if you know tell me] 
         He also gotten to meet the lead guitarist of Maroon 5 and the guy gave him his pick. besides music this guy loves Babies and Coins. [interesting combination] and also his brother [his BF,[those are his words] I found this interesting, he wants to visit Prague, Czech Republic, and Bratislava Slovakia.  

I hope you have enjoyed this first edition of Biographies if you want to see more Join Musescore News and Biographies. 

here is the interview.
day ago           
 1.what do you think [your personal opinion] makes people follow you?

Hmm... it depends. There are a lot of people that follow me with Zelda names, and profile pics, so I definitely attract that crowd...xD
But I’d say that the other people follow me because they either know, and have talked to me, or they like me in general. Idk haha!

2. do you consider yourself a successful person?

Depends on what you mean by ‘successful’. xD
I’d say that I’m successful at doing the things I love, though I procrastinate a lot. I’d say I’m very successful at music. I catch on things pretty quick, and love learning.

3. Who are your most active followers?

Statistically, I think it’s Lizzapie. But I have a few other more well known users in my followings.

4. what makes you follow other people [in other words
do you have a checklist]?

I don’t have a particular checklist. Usually I follow someone if I really enjoy their music and I want to see their future scores.
There are extremely rare occasions though that I will follow someone for no musical reason. If I know someone and I like them a lot, I might follow them. It’s pretty rare though.

5. what [in short form] was you starting point in becoming one musescore's top users?

Nothing really. I’m just active in the community, and those comments build up.

6. who are you first and last followers?

My first follower was Pimplup, and my last follower is currently Kat3937

7. how did you become successful?

At MuseScore? There was a point where I was posting a lot of scores pretty constantly. That helped, and then I got more engaged with the community, and that definitely helped.
And if we are talking about music, then I become successful from having such a love for my piano, that I’d practice 3 hours every day just because I enjoy it.

8. who is you favorite person on musescore?

I’ll give you a hint: Some people call him my “twin”. xD

9. just one fun fact about yourself that most people don't know.

I’m not actually a bird. xD

I got to meet the lead guitarist for Maroon 5, and he gave me his guitar pick.

10. what other hobbies do you have besides music?

I’m a coin collector. I have some rare ones too that are pretty cool. If you love talking about coins, I’m your guy. :D
I also love bird watching, and I love going on walks.
I like video games (I LOVE them when I get to play with friends and family. :D)
I love babies, and I love studying, and learning new things about them. From the time at conception, all the way until they are 5 or whatever. :D
I also love car rides as weird as that sounds.
And lastly, My brother. He’s my BF, and we’ve done so many fun things. We have some amazing stories lol. He’s on a mission right now. 438 days to go! :D

11. what is your dream place to visit?

Prague Czech Republic, and Bratislava Slovakia. :D

Survey Results

Hey guys thank you for responding to my survey. I got 30 responses, pretty cool

1. From this I have been able to determine that there are a lot of pianists in RSA, with 17/30 choosing piano as their main instrument. Violin, Viola, and Cello had 2, 2, and 3 responses respectively. The others were wind instruments and handbells

2. Most respondents feel as if their instruments "matches" their personalities

3. Less than half of respondents have "strong opinions" on certain instruments, while most do not.

4. This one showed a lot. Piano players seem to believe that their instrument is God's chosen one, as "Piano is the best by far. The players are usually the intelectuals who like reading and music more than their friends hehe." Some of these people were a bit opinionated and have quite the ego. Proof: " Strings are the most important."

5. 19/30 chose their instrument, 9 did not, 2 felt like not responding. Unsurprising.

6." Would you consider yourself intelligent?" The majority gave a pretentious "yes," while the rest said "I guess I'm smarter than some people." And then there was the one lonely "I don't know" person. I guess RSAers think highly of themselves.

7. People really like Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Makes sense, as this survey was populated by pianists.

8. Nobody was really strongly disliked. Wagner was the most disliked with 5 responses. I actually have no clue why people dislike Wagner.

9. Most respondents do compose, no preference per instrument

10. The Romantic Period was favored, followed by Classical, Postmodern, and Caveman Noises

11. 25/30 like the Musescore community. Yay!

12. The majority rated the RSA community highly (except for the one guy that rated is 1/10)

13. Most said "yes" when asked is they liked playing their instruments, all except 1 of the "no" responses were pianists, if that means anything.

14. "hANDBELL JESUS descended from the heavens and told me it was my sacred duty to ring hANDBELLS until the day i died." " I thought sax was sexy" These responses say enough.

15. This question was on practicing. Most people practice less than 1 hour a day. 5 people practice 40 hours a day, apparently (yes i get the joke dont woosh me)

16. Most people aren't first chair... ok cool

17. " Do you enjoy playing solo, small ensemble, or large ensemble?" It was a perfect split between the responses, satisfying to look at.

18. Most people enjoy the community of their music band/orchestra/whatever except for 3 people who put "kind of annoying".

19. "Describe your personality" Some people were serious, some people put stupid responses, most put their meaningless Myers-Briggs test results. At least everyone is an introvert.

20. People (for the most part) liked my lame quiz. Hurrah for me!

So I just want to thank you party people for taking the survey. If you want some more info on the results, I can provide it to you. Have a good day mates!


Welcome everyone. Thanks in advance for joining this group.

What I want to do is to interview some of the top users on Musescore and find out more about them General facts on why they think they have so many followers and what they think makes people want to follow them. Second, I want to interview people that don't hardly get recognition.

And third, I want to report the basic news on Musescore. This would include scammers, weird emails, people leaving, etc... if you have any information like that you can preferably let me know via Musescore messaging system. so if you know anything interesting please let me know, even if it is just a fun fact about a person. please don't be shy about it.

I plan to do I biography a least once every two weeks. You can ask me to do one on you but, that doesn't mean I will choose you.

My dream is to have this group big enough that anyone can come on and find out anything that's going on. So if you would hit that join button and become a member, now.

is it weird to invite my guidance counselor to my piano recital

honestly she's been really supportive and I want her to see me play, but is that going beyond "boundaries" if she comes?
I love her so much though, just seeing her makes me feel happy because she supports me so much 
lol none of this is meant in a gay way, I'm NOT crushing on my guidance counselor i swear
it's not meant to be a weird thing either I just want her to come and see me perform. 
is it weird if I ask her tomorrow