2016 contest contest
come up with your best laugh silly contest idea
silly laughable nonsensical, no rules, anything goes
the winner is the one who signs on the most participants
2016 contest contest
be trying out "shallow shadows" live in room above pub on 27th nov 2011
to mic or not ?
I abhor the use of "c" for the RH "q" finger. "q" is for quattro, pequen~o or men~ique, but the problem with "c" is ambiguity. I need to customize the fingering palette provided in musescore:
loco, I II III IV etc. for positions
timaq for RH fingering
I don't care who else likes it, but that's what I have
been using, and will continue to use.
However, although I won't use it myself, EADGB, which
Villa Lobos used, is superior for string indications
because there are too many numbers in guitar
notation already. When you become used to it,
it is quicker to read with the string letter.
I don't want to use this either, but it should be
available for anyone who might want to put
out a historical bilingual edition. Back in the
day, RH fingering was in the language of
the text, so this was for bilingual editions:
x or +, . .. ... for RH
A very popular piano method of the 19th century
used X1234 instead of 12345 for fingering.
Also, I hope that it is possible to do tab with
notation with nothing but numbers on the
tab, no stems, beams, ties, or slurs, because
they are just clutter when the notes are
I have not even started using musescore,
but it looks like a good prospect as long
as I can customize it.
Also, does the copyright notice appear
in the MIDI output? It should. LilyPond
doesn't do that, last I checked. For shame.
IAC, this is how I start. Can I customize or
not? I don't want to ask developers for features
which already exist.
My site is openguitar.com
Kindest regards, Rale
just like last year, a contest in which you put your new year resolutions, silly or serious, to music. any style or instrumentation is ok, just have fun.
With all the craze about Star Wars these days, the time is ripe for another take-off in fun of the phenomenon. Sure, there have been many take-offs of Star Wars but I haven't seen any here at musescore. So how about it or are you sick of all this Star Wars stuff? or do you think that having fun with it is kind of sacrilegious?
So come up with your own silly Wars music. You can think of your own silly take-off. How about zit wars? Seems silly enough. I once saw a play that was a take-off of Macbeth in which there was a zits battle instead of a sword fight, you had to be there to appreciate it.
I thought of Stare Wars with face-offs or stare-offs between our hero, Look Skyward of the Jade Eyes and the dark eyed villain, Stares Evader. Sound silly enough? A musical version is coming soon to a theater near you or else to this musescore group.
Would like to hear your own silly version. Anyone interested?
Stuart D had a great idea, suggesting a song about a superworm in response to my song about about superdog. Superworm, a hero sure to worm its way into your heart. Superdog, sure to make you howl. Maybe Rivergrove's burping dino would make a great silly superhero also. Of course, the DYDD is already a superhero.
For this competition, you can come up with your own superhero. Here are silly ideas:
How about superdustbunny, not a hero to sneeze at?
Supercentipede, with its legion of legs?
superzit, the unconquerable, which springs into action on dates and job interviews. no, that is too much
Superprune, the amazing flying fruit that discommodes bad guys
superarmchair, traps unsuspecting villians and envelops them into a deep sleep
supersock, whose powerful aroma incapacitates the worst enemy
supernoodle, supertonsil, supertooth (used I think already), super baby, super canary, super goldfish, the list is endless.
So hurry and enter now. only $19.95 but wait you also get…. sorry never mind that. just enter the contest, it will be fun. no rules about the song, lyrics would be good but not necessary. just something that sounds heroic and silly.
I have started a new group for those precious few of us who like lyrics in songs. If you write lyrics in your songs, want someone to write lyrics for your songs, or want to write songs for someone's lyrics, or even just enjoy listening to songs with lyrics then this group may be just up your alley.
Check it out, you can always Un-join in the future. We're just starting up and we really would like you to post your finished songs with lyrics, help and collaboration is only done through discussions so your privacy is respected.
Cheers for the New year... look forward to your works.
the "Laugh Silly" version of the academy awards for music and composer. All members can submit their vote for the best "Laugh Silly" composer and for best composition thus far (excluding chinadoll, in other words, do not vote for chinadoll or anything of chinadoll compositions, not that you would necessarily, but just in case, thanks)
The World Cup is a HUGE deal internationally and I always love watching it. So I came up with the idea of, instead of having soccer teams, we should have composers!
1. The Cup begins with 64 composers. That's right. 64.
2. Once the 64th composer joins, the games will begin.
3. The 64 composers will be split up into 16 groups of 4 each.
4. The other 3 people in your group will be your round 1 competition.
5. After I split you into 16 groups, I will give a prompt for everybody. The prompt may be "Create a song based upon the Avenger's Theme" or "Create a piece consisting of only woodwinds and a marimba." It could be anything.
6. You will have one week to complete your song and post it in your group.
7. Once the week is up, I will have listened to all of your pieces and chosen the top 2 in each of your groups. The top 2 in each group I chose will move on to the next round. The other 2 in your group will not.
8. After 2 people in each group have been eliminated, there will be 32 remaining.
9. Each person in the top 32 will go head-to-head against another random person.
10. After one week, I will have given another prompt and you would've written another piece.
11. I will chose who in your head-to-head match had the better song. And the worst.
12. The person with the worst will be eliminated. Then there will be 16 composers left.
13. That same system will go on until only 1 remains. They will be called the WORLD CUP CHAMPION!!!
The world cup champion will be followed by me and I will favorite 10 of your scores. (Or if you are not pro, all of them.) And, of course, you will be known as the world cup champion and have a chance in the next world cup if you want.
It's always nice to be patriotic, even if your cause is totally - to put it nicely, a little odd. That's why this contest is just for those people. Your mission is to write an anthem about something completely ridiculous and silly. An example anthem is found here: https://musescore.com/user/138756/scores/712246
I will judge 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and others can help to judge provided that they don't enter in the contest.
Thank you and good composing!
P.S. Deadline is September 7th (Labour Day for us North Americans)
-Last Pringle in the Can Anthem by EpicZac404
-The Lunchbell Anthem by 20JPorter
-Anthem to Bellybutton Lint by Chinadoll
How many subscribers share my belief that the sound font for classical guitar which comes with the new version of Musescore is terrible - very harsh and percussive. I wish Musescore would re-instate the old version sound font which, to my mind, was perfectly acceptable.
I just got a great idea for a new contest. I've noticed that a lot musescorers, my self included, are huge Lord of the Rings fans. Throughout Tolkein's works, there are dozens of lyrics without written melodies. My contest idea is to adapt a original, creative melody to the lyrics of any song in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I think I am going to adapt a melody for Tom Bombadill's song.
In an honored tradition, here is the great laugh silly music joke contest. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention prizes awarded. Maybe a razzie prize also. Post your jokes here- whether they are inspired, dumb, silly, brilliant, laughable, weird, or pun-filled (when are jokes not allowed? When they are punable by imprisonment). So get your laugh lines in before the deadline (August 31).
feel free to add your own if you know any good or bad (but not dirty) ones
New Contest: Make/or arrange songs using only the Marimba deadline is August 30 th 2015 11:59 P.M. EST
make or arr songs using only the marimba by August 29 2015
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN STRECTHED!!!!!!
Official Sewage Crew has added discussion Happy international elephant day!!! to Discussion Group.
August 12 was international elephant day, a holiday devoted to spread awareness for the illegal sale of ivory. Elephants are amazing, very intelligent animals who truly never forget, and yet there are some countries where killing them for their ivory is legal. If you live in one of these countries, please help spread the word about the murder of the elephants and help join the efforts to ban the ivory trade.
Do you know the reality show "Survivor"? If not, it is a show where a group of people go through a serious of insanely difficult challenges and each person gets eliminated one by one until one remains. Well, I'm going to do the same thing, but with music. Each week, me and my fellow host Sean Greenley ( https://musescore.com/user/3418741 ) will give a prompt, and you will have to write an original composition for that prompt. At the end of the week, we will announce who we thought had the best composition... and the worst. The person with the worst composition will be eliminated from the competition. Every week one person will be eliminated until only one remains. They will be crowned the winner of Composition Survivor!! There will be tons of twists and turns and surprises and unexpectednesses cause that's a word along the way. You'll never know what's going to happen. Or if you'll be the next one out. If you choose to join, I wish you the best of luck.
P.S. There are limited lots left, so if you decide you want to compete, join https://musescore.com/groups/compositionsurvivor before it's too late!
The title says it all! The reason the deadline is so soon is because come on, it doesn’t take that long to compose a bad sounding piece, does it? :P Let’s hear the worst music musescore can make!
Enter your own ORIGINAL blues composition! I don't really care what kind of blues it is. It can be rock or sad or really whatever you want. As long as it is in the standard 1-4-5 blues progression. I can't wait to hear your pieces! Good Luck!
(And why July 3rd? I have no idea. I just chose a random date. :D)