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User experience improvement

Hi,

your app-version of musescore is awesome. But there are two small features that are missing which would be such a huge user experience improvement:

1. Remembering the zoom level
Things like tempo and muting instruments are saved, but not the zoom level. It really sucks to zoom in a few times on every small practice session.

2. Prescrolling the notes
When all notes displayed are played, the next pages appears. But in that moment you don't know what to play, because you simply can't see it. You can't play a piece completely without interruptions. Just scroll a bit when you are half way trough the notes currently displayed or something like that.

If these two things get implemented, i'll be premium member for years... guaranteed! :)

Thanks for listening and keep up the great work.

RSA Collaboration Variations composition

I finally have the theme for the collab, so you guys can post your variations into this discussion. I'll explain some rules:
1. Variations are ONLY for solo piano.
2. You can do whatever you want with the melody as long as it sounds at least somewhat like the original theme. You can change the key, time signature, tempo, etc. You can even change the melody a bit (like a fantasia).
3. You can make your variation any difficulty as long as it doesn't look like a black MIDI. I would prefer playable, but if your composing style isn't very playable, then it's still fine.

Can't think of any more rules at the moment. To submit your variation, just upload it onto your account and put the link to it in this discussion. I'll collect everyone's variations and arrange them in some order. You have until October 7, 2018 to put a link of your composition here.

Here's the original theme (and the simplified melody if you have trouble with finding the melody):
https://musescore.com/skylighter/original_theme

UPDATE: Composition completed. Here's the link:
https://musescore.com/skylighter/original_theme_for_rsa_variations

How to have different timings in the left and right hands

Hello,

I'm trying to transcribe a measure in Chopin's Op 64 No 1 Waltz.  The timing for the piece is 3/4, however there is a measure that has 4 quarter notes in the right hand.  I've been able to get MuseScore to show it by creating a custom tempo for that measure, but there is an invisiable rest, and I can't get the spacing right in the left hand.  

See the link below for a picture.

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AILzOzLehuUvIL4&cid=59BDF39F7B0FB62A&id=59BDF39F7B0FB62A%21105199&parId=59BDF39F7B0FB62A%21105198&o=OneUp

Thank you your help!

William

*IMPORTANT* Any songs that you requested for me to arrange, please put them here.

I'm making a list so I don't forget and for more order, this will also help me make a schedule. (New songs are welcome) These songs aren't going to come out in the order that they are in, for anyone who is wondering. Also, these are all possibilities depending if I can make them. If they aren't possible I will tell you. 
Edit: If you have a certain time you need your arrangement, please tell me.

- Secret Agent Butters (band) {requested by Mr. Mister.}

- The Great Cave Escape [Kirby] (piano) {requested by IncognitoAnimal}

- Sleepy Hollow soundtrack (piano) {requested by brickboy2x2}

- Darkest Hour soundtrack (piano) "Prelude" "Where Is Winston?" "A Telegram From the Palace" "One of Them" "Winston and George" "The War Rooms" "Just Before The Dawn" "District Line, East, One Stop" "We Shall Fight" {requested by Pianodudette}

- Gotham's Reckoning [The Dark Knight Rises] (piano) {requested by ♬𝔅𝔬𝔭𝔭𝔩𝔢♬}

- Chrono Trigger soundtrack (piano) {requested by VGA}

- Reign of Septims [TES IV: Oblivion] (piano) {requested by ZackTheWaffleMan}

-  Rhuzerv [Deemo] (piano) {requested by Astronix2}

-  Konga Conga Kappa [Crypt of the Necrodancer] (piano) {requested by grimnightsweeper} https://musescore.com/user/29266293/scores/5447012

-  Kitchen Sink, twenty one pilots albums [twenty one pilots] (alto saxophone) {requested by Lacy Watson}

-  Across the Stars (Love Theme) [Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones] (oboe) {requested by  Joseph.C.Thaggard} https://musescore.com/user/29266293/scores/5441060

- Careless Whisper [George Michael] (oboe) {requested by Joseph.C.Thaggard} https://musescore.com/user/29266293/scores/5444856

- A nice and spicy Marvel mashup [Various artists] (piano) {requested by Fresh Bread}

- The Thing soundtrack [Ennio Morricone] (piano or small orchestra) {requested by Aɱσƚҽƙυɳ}

-  A Shadow To Prevail [Crypt of the Necrodancer] (piano) {requested by CorruptedPsychocat}

-  Blood Dragon Theme [Farcry 3: Blood Dragon] (piano) {requested by Black Neon}

- Benny Hill theme (piano) {requested by romain gandillet}
 
- Mombassa [Inception] (piano) {requested by ♬𝔅𝔬𝔭𝔭𝔩𝔢♬}

- Legends Never Die [League Of Legends] (piano) {requested by Vash Hartman}

- The Lunar Whale [Danimal Cannon & Zef] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Corrupted [Danimal Cannon & Zef] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Safe And Sound [Nitro Fun] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983} 

- Final Boss [Nitro Fun] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Wicked [Avenza] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Paper Dolls [Shawn Daley] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Close To Me [Sabrepulse] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Milky Ways [Bossfight] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

- Hype [Tokyo Machine] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983} https://musescore.com/user/29266293/scores/5467726

- Cool Friends [Silva Hounds] (piano) {requested by JermUnderEddGame1983}

-Idols [Virtual Riot] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Epic [Tokyo Machine] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Giant Squiddim [Herobust & MONXX] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Love On First Sine [Spag Heddy] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Permanent [Spag Heddy] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Bubbles [Tokyo Machine] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Pixel [Tokyo Machine] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Flight [Teminite & Panda Eyes] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Anime Bae [Sushi Killer & Kevin Villecco] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Razor Sharp [Pegboard Nerds & Tristam] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Till It's Over [Tristam] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Cheat Codes [Nitro Fun] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Lycanthropy [Cardi] (piano) {requested by Music Fox}

- Manifest [Audiomachine] (piano) {requested by ♬𝔅𝔬𝔭𝔭𝔩𝔢♬}

- Super Mario Maker Title Theme 1 & 2 (piano) {requested by Mr. Mister.}

- ClockWorks [Techmo-X] (piano) {requested by CorruptedPsychocat}

- Dark Seaside [Waterflame] (piano) {requested by CorruptedPsychocat}

- Stardust [Asgeir] (instrumental) {requested by GoldKeyOboist}

-  Arcade Punk [Waterflame] (piano) {requested by Brody Brazill}

Add to my planner!

I would like to get suggestions to keep me busy! Here's my list so far (not much, but ok):

1. Milky Ways by Bossfight (for piano) [currently working on]

2. Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act II No. 10: Act II By a Lake: No. 10: Scene: Moderato
(for Oboe melody) {requested by @Joseph.C.Thaggard}

3. Dance of the Decorous from Crypt of the Necrodancer (for piano/maybe + unpitched percussion) {requested by @grimnightsweeper}
4.
5.
6.
7.
etc.

MuseScore Viewing Online

Whenever I go to listen to scores online with my iPad or iPhone, the viewing is super buggy. Two examples are:

1. At a certain point in the piece, the playback will just stop, and won’t continue with the piece.
2. If I try to click on a different measure to listen to, it just goes back to the beginning and not to that measure.

Any help would be appreciated.

Percussion audio playback problem on Android

I have a problem when listening to percussion music on Android tablet Samsung Galaxy tab. The music sounds like it should both on my computer through MuseScore 2.0.3 and on MuseScore.com after uploading, but not on the android app. The scores play other instruments instead. Bass drums sound like trumpets, snare sounds like a trombone and tenors make no sound at all. Any ideas. Thanks!

Does anyone else hate sentence counting?

Whenever a teacher specifies a minimum number of sentences something must be or tells me how many sentences make a paragraph I secretly groan to myself (not letting it be heard by the one who needs it most) because I can not writebeautiful sentences such as these; No man or woman said to James Madison, "The preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America has too few sentences to be a paragraph", because they all accepted the concept that a paragraph may be one sentence if desired, but I do understand that other measurements of a paper's length are little better: when by word I use minuscule words in unreasonably large quantities, when by page count I write too large, character count is an unreasonable amount of counting for noon-digital assignments and even on a computer it causes use of excessive amount and length of words; in truth there is no fair way to gauge a paper's length as all students will adapt writing behaviors to suit the measurement and so this practice ought to be discontinued so students can write as they please.

MuseScore's transition to Freemium and cross-platform access

Hello everyone,

Historically, MuseScore has had two mobile apps for Android: a paid one (Songbook) and a free one (MuseScore). There's also a desktop version of MuseScore where users can have  Pro accounts that are not linked to any of the apps which means they can't use their premium features there.
The vast majority of users use MuseScore Android to browse scores and in only a couple of years of its existence, about a million users have launched it at least once. These numbers inspire us to move forward and continue improving MuseScore products even further. 

Today, I want to announce a significant update that will be released shortly and after which MuseScore will transition to a cross-platform Freemium model.
This means that we'll unify subscriptions and accounts of the two existing apps and the desktop version of MuseScore. This way, Pro users from desktop will finally be able to use all premium features of the mobile app which will help us concentrate our efforts on improving it. 
Why are we doing this?

Our business model is 'Make products, not content' 
We put a lot of effort into improving our products. Mobile apps are a direction that we deem one of the most prospective ones and where we put the most effort into. 
While some companies make their apps free in stores but ask money for the access to scores, we negotiate with right holders of the scores in order to give our users free access to all public scores provided by our community.
We're searching for new competitive monetization models that will allow us to stay on par with market's powerhouses and we want to achieve this by continuously improving our services. 

All scores should be available to everyone
This is our core value. Any user from any device should have the most convenient way of accessing scores. The main advantage of the freemium model is that it allows all users to explore the app and upgrade their access if they like it enough. And by 'like' we firstly mean quickly and easily finding what users need or getting a lot of views on their own scores.  

Freemium works, it's how the majority of the mobile apps operate
We believe that the freemium model is the most prospective way of the mobile app development and that it'll let us accumulate more resources for turning MuseScore Android from a simple score browser to an invaluable tool for any musician.
Pro users shouldn't have any restrictions when they use our products. From the very first day of our work, we've been thinking how to give more value to pro users. Since then, we've introduced a lot of new features most important of which is being able to access all features of the mobile app. Users who previously bought MuseScore Songbook will soon get the access to the full version of the MuseScore mobile app (to get the access you’ll need to log in to your new account). 

Freemium means free
We'd like to note that these changes don't mean our apps will be hidden behind a paywall. The key functions of the app such as search and playback will remain free. However, some extra features like the offline access, opening scores from the local storage and a couple of others will be paid. 

We want more feedback and more ideas
We want to make our apps the best and the most useful for beginners and pros alike. That’s why we want to implement as many helpful instruments as we can and looking forward to receiving feedback from you. Bringing all products together will let us concentrate on developing them. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to share them here or in the ‘Improving MuseScore’ group. Thanks for reading!