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Hellohelloohellooo

My name is Caroline and I just joined! A bit about me:

David Bowie is my favorite singer
Queen and Guns n' Roses are my favorite bands
I love cats :3 
I play piano and an eensy weensy bit of guitar
My biggest pet peeves are my siblings and when someone steps on the back of my shoe and doesn't apologize
I love to read, write, draw, and sing
I only listen to Rock music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The only Pop I listen to is Michael Jackson and Prince, NEVER modern pop :P

I hope to meet some new people here and I'm super excited to be a part of this group! Toodles!

New Piano Roll Feature on the musescore.com

Today marks the release of MuseScore Piano Roll. Piano Roll is a popular and convenient method to display piano notation in a way that not only simplifies learning a new piece for novice musicians who lack a teacher, it also beautifully visualizes each score.


(Video captured from https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/33715 )

Give it a try by simply clicking on the Piano Roll icon now available on all solo piano scores. Be sure to tell us what you think in Improving MuseScore.com!



All of these improvements are designed to not only make MuseScore.com the most valuable resource online for sharing and discovering great musical works but for learning them as well.

We hope you’ll be as excited about this new feature as we were to create it for you, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

This is just the first of an exciting series of updates and releases for MuseScore PianoRoll; we're already hard at work on improving the experience!

Hello People!

Hello! My name is Caroline and I'm new here. Some things about me:

My favorite singer is David Bowie
My favorite bands are Queen and Guns n' Roses
My favorite dancer is Michael Jackson
I love cats :3
I only listen to Rock music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The only pop I like is Michael Jackson (and a little Prince). Modern Pop sucks :P
I'm self taught in piano and I'm teaching myself guitar (I'm open to any and all tips!!)

Also I want to be able to write my own music, but I just can't do it! Does any one have any tips about how I can learn to compose my own stuff? 

Feedback for class assignment please??

I have a piece I've written for my music class, and before I hand it in I'd quite like to get some constructive criticism in order to ensure I hand in my best work. The pice is called Clarya's Theme, and can be found here:
https://musescore.com/user/26832294/scores/5488520
So if anyone has 5 minutes to listen through and give some feedback, that would be awesome! TYSM guys! :D
PianoAndTea xx

Issues with Score Playback in the Windows Desktop Version (REALLY annoying!!!)

I have been using MuseScore for years now, but this issue has made me so frustrated and angry that it is seriously making me consider switching software. :/

This problem only started happening recently, so I think it must have started happening either with the latest update or the one before that. The issue is as follows - when I'm writing or editing sheet music, I often like to go and playback the last few bars to make sure everything sounds okay. So what do I do? I click the measure I want to start on, and then hit spacebar. For years, this has worked perfectly and allowed me to get a quick preview/snipet of the audio of the section I am working on. However, NOW when I do this, any one of these things happens: 1) the playback will start from some random measure in the sheet music (this happens the most often); 2) the playback will start at the beginning of the piece (more rare, but happens); 3) the playback will play the first note of the measure I clicked, and then stop and not go any further (also VERY common now); or 4) it will actually do what I want it to and start playing from the spot I clicked. However, #4 (the CORRECT functionality) only happens about 1/6 tries, which is INCREDIBLY debilitating if you are a fast sheet music writer like me and want to do lots of short previews frequently. This has effectively cut my efficiency in half (at least!), and has made me want to pull out my hair in frustration on numerous occasions.

Has anyone else been having these problems, or is it just my client having issues? Either way, I NEED to find a solution soon or I am going to need to find another program to use. Thanks.

Happy Birthday JSB (and Bach-related Google Doodle)

334 years ago on this calendar (that is an issue) day, Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Thuringia (there was no "Germany" yet), arguably the greatest musician-composer to date born on this planet, and without doubt, the man whose proficiency at and practice of Counterpoint, the subject of this group, are now accepted worldwide as the gold standard, goal, and almost definition of this discipline and art.

Today, Google offers "as doodle" (go to google.com front page) an automatic, machine-learned chorale harmonizer -- you specify two measures of quarters and eighths (eighths by moving the mouse to the center of a beat), and it provides four-voice harmony which it claims to be in the "style of Bach".  This is hardly the first attempt at machine-learned composition, or chorales in specific - the names Kemal Ebcioglu and David Cope come immediately to mind for me, and I have seen many others more recent (Search in Google for "automatic chorale composition"). 

I think that this display will help many people be more aware of what machine-learning can accomplish, as well as its limits.  I have seen, in one output from this computer contrapuntist, parallel fifths and octaves, minor seventh chords neither prepared nor resolved, and wholly unexplained dissonances and even sixteenth-note leaps.  All of which are fine in jazz, but the claim is "Bach chorale style".  This particular machine-learned model has a long way to go.

But it also demonstrates that this subject can be learned, even if the machine is a poor student.  And, as with Google language-translation, it is a poor teacher for human learners, and denies us the insights, models, and techniques by which a human teacher, living or from the pages of a book, can perpetuate knowledge of the domain.  Explicit computer code and "rules" can be learned from, or benefit from learning, but statistically-trained models cannot help us learn any more than a bird can explain flight in its song!

Happy Birthday, Sebastian (as he was called)!