This fugue got kind a horrible response in another group and i really don't know why.
Tell me what you think
This fugue got kind a horrible response in another group and i really don't know why.
The mathematician Daniel Bump, who started this group over seven years ago, has made me an admin of it. I have been active in this group for over four years now, as a composer, arranger, and, increasingly importantly to me and others, a sharer of my many decades of experience with and knowledge of traditional counterpoint and contrapuntal music, both in tutorials and analyses published here (see “Tutorials” set in my profile) and score comments (often requested, and usually appreciated).
Dan has (understandably) not had time to follow and supervise this group over the last few years. I hope to monitor and maintain the discussion board, e.g., removing posts that are inappropriate (e.g., “please look at my work”, which can be achieved just by posting the work), spam, and widely-cross-posted work that bears no particular relevance to the group topic, and in so doing maximize the usefulness of the discussion board as a resource.
I have viewed this group as a place where people can post, as Dan says, works by masters of counterpoint such as Bach and Palestrina (although if the scores have errors and the person posting is not responsive to notice of them….), and your own contrapuntal compositions, as he said, even unfinished works, if you want comments by other musicians. If your works are mind-bogglingly terrific, they will speak for themselves. Otherwise, expect reactions by others of both great and little knowledge and experience. This is not an arena to collect applause, but, hopefully, a place to share and learn.
Counterpoint is not a “style” or “genre” like Reggae, Celtic Ballads, or Bebop Jazz (but even those have their parameters, means, and corpora), or even “Baroque”, but a discipline about which great books and papers and course have been and continue to be written (and I hope to maintain useful bibliographies and linkaries) and in which, although models and parameters vary over the last 500 years, (at any era) there are very definite “rules” and “right and wrong”, just as with the grammar of a language, the rules of artistic perspective, or classical rhetoric. Any work with more than one voice (and even some in one voice!) exhibits counterpoint, whether you intended it or not, which can thus be good or bad in reference the stylistic models of any era. “Hey, I used some counterpoint!” (as in several early Beatles songs) is not so interesting.
Fugue is an extraordinarily complicated business, with a vast literature, and an exercise traditionally undertaken only by those who have achieved significant skill in counterpoint. I will not say more about it right now.
There are (and hopefully will be) a number of regulars here with enough knowledge of, and skill in, this area to teach a course, including some who actually do (although employed teachers, performers, and scholars rarely have the time for this). We are a resource for those who wish to learn and have their efforts analyzed and commented on. For those not eager for honest commentary, just write, “No comments, please!” on your scores. This is not a venue for unconditional, assured applause (either for compositions, presentations of scores of repertoire, or arrangements) or emotional support. This is a score-posting group, not a social media chat room. Posts to the discussion board, including questions, should be considered by you with the question, “Will this be useful to others wishing to know more about counterpoint?” Inappropriate posts will be removed.
I hope that this group and forum will continue to be, and more and more become, a showcase of quality contrapuntal compositions by masters old and new, and resources and texts old and new, as well as a place where those eager to learn more about counterpoint will feel both welcome and able to do so.
Bernard Greenberg (@BSG) 10 May 2019
When creating a YouTube Video from score, the text: " [Piano Tutorial + Sheet music]" is added to the end of the description forcing an extra editing step to remove the superfluous text.
Of more concern is that the text is also embedded in the Video main title and cannot be edited
In response to a bug report of mine yesterday about what seems to have been a temporary problem, DanielR (his name doesn't at-sign complete) informed me that Chrome and/or YouTube (both Google products) have implemented a policy change that refuses to embed YouTube videos, which is the present MuseScore technology for coupling score playbacks to sounds produced by other means (e.g., advanced DAW's, Virtual Pipe Organs). If that's, as Cronkite used to say "the way it is" forever, this is a massive setback. Not so much for contributors to this site like myself, but for visitors directed to it who will have no idea what's going on when a carefully-produced score refuses to play. I have verified that a YT score which works in FF just hangs in Chrome.
If the report is accurate, two courses of action present themselves. First, the site page scripting should detect this, and not offer the player bar, but instead, substitute a box saying "You-Tube backed score cannot be played on Google Chrome. Please use a different browser."
Secondly, the policy of prohibiting the MP3 upload connection of arbitrary, non-MS-produced sound to score playback needs reassessment in light of this development. "Scores with good sound can't be played on Chrome" is a horrific state of affairs. Is that true for Google Android as well?
This seems to be Google saying "You can't use YT content this way, at least as long as we have anything to say about it", and i wonder when the other shoe will drop and you won't be able to embed YT content at all, in any browser. If the report is accurate, YouTube is no longer a viable solution to pairing MuseScore with more capable performance engines.
I do not yet have the skills to create a fluid composition, but I have made this arrangement for my band which was in fact accepted by my band director and will be played by my band, tell me what you guys think!
Scores crash page within 10 seconds but only on mobile, works fine on desktop. Similar scores work perfectly.
These are the most recent of a series of pep band music, the 8th and 9th respectively. Every single one has worked until these two, which reload the page automatically within 10 seconds. It tries to load it again before giving up. The playback works correctly until the page reloads. This only happens on mobile, but on my desktop there are no problems. Is there any reason why this may be happening? There’s nothing setting these apart from the other arrangements and I’ve tried polishing up the files and reuploading. Any help would be appreciated.
Apple OS 12.1.4 (on multiple devices, untested on android)
El Capitan for my desktop
I'm fairly new to writing music so I'm not the best at it lol. I also use odd annotations because the software does not show the full effect (e.g adding individual dynamics instead of crescendos). I don't keep in mind presentation as I'm not really concerned about that. I'm not done with the piece even though it's pretty long. I'm open to constructive criticism. Hope you guys like it!
I recently unearthed a piece I wrote a few years back and wanted to know what everyone thinks of it. Enjoy
I need some people to play roblox with me (I know the game is kinda dead but I still play it).
I play jailbreak, Arsenal, unboxing simulator and retail tycoon on roblox.
I would like to know your favorite game
Hi. How can I apply the effects of an Sf2 synthesizer to a single instrument? I downloaded a distorted guitar synthesizer and applied but the percussion and all other instruments also got a guitar bell.
Enabling the synthesizer, to solo instruments, coverts the percussion instruments in my score to piano:
If it is an inherent limitation of the synthesizer, please consider implementing a mixer with features similar to those in the desktop Musescore application.
Hey I’m new here and I’m a 14 year old violinist that lives in the state of CT and that is part of the Connecticut orchestra for the New England region, I’ll be willing to help anyone out on pieces of music that is being composed. If you wanna talk then txt me anytime.
Post epic memes and I will judge them
1=Not even a meme
10=The best meme I have seen
i have been always fond of piano but i dont know how to play it. its quite since i looked for a teacher. now i want to learn by my own, can anyone share some tips for a beginner?
I think it was possible to do this before, but I don't see it now.
Can we have it?
Since this group is about learning composition from each other, I feel that it would be great if y'all could introduce yourselves in this group so that we could better learn from each other!
Probably just mention your composition experience/why and what (and how) you compose/instruments you play/hobbies/basically anything
So i'll start...
I recently graduated from high school last year, and I've been composing since around 12 yo. I started composition seriously in high school during my 'A' level music studies. I normally compose in the classical genre, ranging from Baroque to Modern styles, and I'm still in the pursuit to find my distinct aesthetic. Also I play the piano, and clarinet (self-taught), and own a couple of other instruments (including toy instruments) :)
(since i'm admin i shall pin this thread haha)
Ok… after a long time, I’ll start the first competition with this:
You need to compose a song in a 5/4 time signature. Nothing else, just this.
I haven’t seen many songs with this odd time signature, so try and get creative.
Due date: 30/4/19
If you win, you'll get to be in the 'Hall Of Fame' (under construction, due to be open at 29/4) and the banner will congratulate you until the next competition.
Ok, if this seems like the RSA competition, I talked this with Rebecca... and I wanted to open a competition group under the RSA name... but since she already started a competition, I decided to start a seperate group. You can tell me if you have a better idea for the prizes.
Don't be put off by some long, lengthy composition. A short one has an equal chance of winning as a long one (tho- not too long eg. 20 pages, because that's not fun- at all).
Due to the small (but growing) group, I'll take the first judge that offers, but cannot participate (because it wouldn't be fair, would it?). If you want to be a judge, you have to have messages enabled so we can talk about things. :D
You can check this out here:
Criticism is welcomed.