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Music programs in different countries

Hey ya'll I'm 15 y/0 tenor player from Australia and was wondering what music programs you guys have in the countries your in. My school has a Stage Band which plays jazz swing and pop music (which i'm in) which consist of 5 saxes (2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 1 Barri), 4 Trombones (3 Tenor 1 Bass), 4 trumpets, 2 basses as well as a piano player and drum/percussion. 
We also have a concert band made up of all the band instruments which usually plays movie themes and marching pieces (but we never march)

Just wondering what other countries experience and if they like it. 
Thanks for reading!

String Quartet Arrangement Advice

Hi folks!

Hope I'm not intruding on the group, I'm not much of a classical string player but I'm looking for advice from some. I'm working on my first string quartet arrangement and I was just wondering of some of you folks might be so kind as to take a look over the score and let me know if you see any glaring errors or idiosyncrasies.

https://musescore.com/user/26172206/scores/5942555

Thanks,
Hannah

New Front Ensemble Etude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

"How to write (better) lyrics?" - A tip

 Hi,

how do you write interesting lyrics, how do you avoid cliches, how do you find and create interesting metaphores, how do you create something beautiful, how to change lyrics into which directions, what's your rhyme-dictionary, how to avoid the perfect rhyme?

These are the subject of Pat Pattison's books. Pat is to lyrics what a mechanic is to my car :)

Just as a teaser:
* lyric is a car
* car of lyric
* lyric's car

-> what images do these create for you, and how can you use them for your lyrics?
E.g.
* lyric brings you to destination, lyrics move, lyrics entice
* / your turn :)

Best, Michael

Cello

Hi All, 
I am a cellist and have been playing for over 5 years. I am looking for some fun pieces to play. I am not as far as I want to be with my playing as I've been kept back for a while now. If anyone has any suggestions that would be much appreciated. Many thanks!  

Cello

Hi All, 
I am a cellist and have been playing for over 5 years. I am looking for some fun pieces to play. I am not as far as I want to be with my playing as I've been kept back for a while now. If anyone has any suggestions that would be much appreciated. Many thanks!