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When are we going to be able to have marimbas, vibes, etc. be able to have the percussion clef and add instruments to them? This is common practice in front ensemble, so I think it should be a thing. Also, smooth cymbal rolls, not the sound of crash cymbals over and over again in a tremolo.
I'm not a percussionist at all. I play piano, but I can't hold a percussion stick or read rhythms for the life of me.
A while back, I created High Hopes from P!ATD and I noticed I am really bad at writing percussion ensembles. I was wondering if anyone could tutor me in their free time or show me how to make some actually good parts. :')
Time for another Warming Up score from team RD
Hope you all like it.
Let us know what you think and share!
I was wondering if any of you knew of easy ukulele songs. I was looking here, but there wasn't much. I would appreciate if you could help me out!!!
Thanks sooo much!!!!
Hey When are we gonna get a good front ensemble update
First things first, transcribing is the arranging a piece of music for a different instrument or voice. Music engraving is the art of drawing music notation at a high quality for the purpose of mechanical reproduction (music copying at a higher degree of skill and quality). Arranging is the adaptation of a composition for performance with instruments or voices other that those originally specified. Here are a couple of tips for those who want to become a better arranger/transcriber/engraver.
1. Figure out what you want to arrange: Always brainstorm your ideas before you start arranging. A good strategy that I use is writing down/typing my ideas on a document. Then, listen to the song you want to arrange. This gives you an idea on how you want to format your arrangement
2. Get to know your transcribing software: After downloading your software, learn how to use it. There are many tutorials on Youtube and there's the online handbook. A good tip: don't be afraid of your computer keyboard. It's actually a huge advantage.
3. Give credit to the original composer: You should never take someone else's music and call it your own. It's wrong and illegal. Always follow the copyright laws. That doesn't mean you can't use the music. It means you can still use another person's music while keeping all of your rights reserved. Just give that person credit.
4. Don't be afraid of UWI's: What is a UWI?? It stands for Unidentified Weird Instruments. If you don't know what the instrument is, look it up or ask your music teacher. Weird instruments like the ocarina, the kazoo, and many others actually enhance your arrangement and make it sound unique.
5. Never doubt your abilities: Always have self confidence. When you doubt yourself, you're actually hindering your abilities. The way to gain self confidence is to practice.
I started transcribing almost two years ago. I hope these tips are helpful and I wish you good luck as you pursue this art.
1- Ember - Rebecca Yang (Piano Solo)
2- Piano Sonata in F sharp major mov.1 - Bob C.H. Huen (Piano Solo)
I just uploaded the Overture to my opera "Antigone" and I would be interested in your opinion!
I'm trying to write 20:3 in 4/4 but I'm not sure how to do that. Anyone know hot?
I'm arranging an indoor show about the four elements including the selections:
Opening by Sleeping at Last
In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins
I Burn by Fools Garden
Waves by Dean Lewis
Earth by Sleeping at Last
Any good titles for this show?
I'm loving MDL so far; it's everything I've wanted out of Musescore percussion, and more. However, there were a few minor things that I've noticed missing that might make for nice additions.
First off, bass drum shots would be nice. Most lines use rim shots (in addition to clicks) on at least first and second bass, so notation for shots vs. rim clicks on basses might come in handy.
Secondly, a hand mute for Drums 3 and 4 on the tenors would make a nice addition, since skanks (shot on 3rd or 4th followed immediately by mute) are fairly common.
And finally, let me say that I know that Muse is a notation software and not a playback software, so this one might be asking too much: it might be nice to have zone changes (specifically on snare) in playback in the future, just to enhance the difference between guts/halfway/center/etc.
Thanks for reading!