Anyone in this group headed to WGI this weekend?
Now added to the sheet music for the group.
Added to the Sheet music for the group.
As we are preparing the MuseScore 2.3 update, I thought I would see what type of templates you guys would like to see added for marching percussion in the next update.
Right now we are considering:
- Drumline (snare, tenors, basses, cymbals)
- Drumline - show style (snare, tenors, single tenor, basses, cymbals)
- Indoor Marching Percussion (add flubs to drumline, plus front ensemble)
- Front Ensemble (help us define this one!)
- Military drum corps (snare, single tenor, bass, cymbals)
- Pipeband drum corps (snare, single tenor, bass)
Anything we're missing? Anything else you'd like to see?
I have been thinking quite a lot about how we can support instrument changes for front ensemble to include mixing pitched and non-pitched percussion.
In trying to come up with a solution to this, I started thinking about the actual physical construction and organization of these instruments, for example on the frame of a marimba is a rail which you can attach another instrument.
Using this metaphor, I came up with the concept of a "rail" added to a pitched percussion staff. This rail functions quite literally the same as the rail on an instrument frame might, enabling the ability to add and switch between nearly any non-pitched percussion instrument.
Here is an example - https://musescore.com/daniel/scores/5032929
Hey guys... we're currently working on some updates for marching percussion for MuseScore 2.3.
In addition to expanding several existing instruments, we have a couple of entirely new instruments to be added:
- Single Tenors (show style)
While there is currently a general percussion drumset, I thought it would be great to add a couple of default rack configurations. Maybe you guys have some suggestions for these?
Rack 1 = ?
Rack 2 = ?
I want to put "The Burning Fires of Hell March" in this group but I do not know how.
If you have a Drumline Battle team formed, let us know your team size and instrumentation as well as other special skills and equipment you might have e.g. electronics, mics. Someone here may select your group and write a custom show.
A few helpful items:
Do you need visuals and music, just music?
When do you anticipate starting rehearsals?
What skills can each section successfully achieve?
Sometimes inspiration strikes and you can't find time to make it happen. Or, you have an idea that you'd really love to perform. Maybe, you're just feeling stuck and need a little inspiration from others.
Use this thread to share unrealized ideas with the world. Half-baked, fully-baked or just kernels of ideas are all welcome.
As I look at my personal goals for 2018, one item that doesn't have a clear path forward for me is to do some battery arrangements for marching bands.
While I have a fair amount of experience teaching HS students in-person, I don't have anything on my musical resume related to arranging.
What's the best way to get in touch will smaller bands - where I'd like to begin - and have the director feel confident that I can deliver quality parts at the appropriate difficulty level for their students?
When you write cadences for your battery, what goals do you have in mind? Do you write something extra challenging since it's not formally judged? Is it purely an exercise to hype the crowd and shake their butts? What is your approach?
If you haven't seen this, MuseScore is sponsoring an arrangement contest and pure battery / percussion arrangements are eligible.
Welcome to the MuseScore Official Marching Percussion Group (the very first MuseScore official group).
The purpose of this group is to not only share great sheet music, but for sharing knowledge, information and discussion about ANYTHING related to marching percussion.
ALL styles are welcome, in fact, the more the better - DCI, WGI, HBCU, Big 10, High School, Marching Band, Sports Drumlines, Military & Traditional, Pipe drumming, anything goes.
In addition to the general MuseScore Community Guidelines, there is only one other rule here - criticism is not only welcome, but encouraged, but keep in mind it is meant to help build each other up, not tear anyone down. Give advice how you'd wish to receive.
Hello there. I have been looking for percussion solo pieces that express one or multiple emotions. Specifically right now I have been trying to find a piece of Grief, Rage, or Envy. Does anyone know where I could find these? The search function hasn't really been able to help me out.