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Pro, but new to musescore questions on fingering

I abhor the use of "c" for the RH "q" finger. "q" is for quattro, pequen~o or men~ique, but the problem with "c" is ambiguity. I need to customize the fingering palette provided in musescore:

loco, I II III IV etc. for positions
timaq for RH fingering

I don't care who else likes it, but that's what I have
been using, and will continue to use.

However, although I won't use it myself, EADGB, which
Villa Lobos used, is superior for string indications
because there are too many numbers in guitar
notation already. When you become used to it,
it is quicker to read with the string letter.

I don't want to use this either, but it should be
available for anyone who might want to put
out a historical bilingual edition. Back in the
day, RH fingering was in the language of
the text, so this was for bilingual editions:

x or +, . .. ... for RH

A very popular piano method of the 19th century
used X1234 instead of 12345 for fingering.

Also, I hope that it is possible to do tab with
notation with nothing but numbers on the
tab, no stems, beams, ties, or slurs, because
they are just clutter when the notes are
present.

I have not even started using musescore,
but it looks like a good prospect as long
as I can customize it.

Also, does the copyright notice appear
in the MIDI output? It should. LilyPond
doesn't do that, last I checked. For shame.

IAC, this is how I start. Can I customize or
not? I don't want to ask developers for features
which already exist.

My site is openguitar.com


Kindest regards, Rale

Star Wars take-off rip-off silly competition

With all the craze about Star Wars these days, the time is ripe for another take-off in fun of the phenomenon. Sure, there have been many take-offs of Star Wars but I haven't seen any here at musescore. So how about it or are you sick of all this Star Wars stuff? or do you think that having fun with it is kind of sacrilegious?

So come up with your own silly Wars music. You can think of your own silly take-off. How about zit wars? Seems silly enough. I once saw a play that was a take-off of Macbeth in which there was a zits battle instead of a sword fight, you had to be there to appreciate it.

I thought of Stare Wars with face-offs or stare-offs between our hero, Look Skyward of the Jade Eyes and the dark eyed villain, Stares Evader. Sound silly enough? A musical version is coming soon to a theater near you or else to this musescore group.

Would like to hear your own silly version. Anyone interested?

supersilly hero contest

Stuart D had a great idea, suggesting a song about a superworm in response to my song about about superdog. Superworm, a hero sure to worm its way into your heart. Superdog, sure to make you howl. Maybe Rivergrove's burping dino would make a great silly superhero also. Of course, the DYDD is already a superhero.
For this competition, you can come up with your own superhero. Here are silly ideas:

How about superdustbunny, not a hero to sneeze at?

Supercentipede, with its legion of legs?

superzit, the unconquerable, which springs into action on dates and job interviews. no, that is too much

Superprune, the amazing flying fruit that discommodes bad guys

superarmchair, traps unsuspecting villians and envelops them into a deep sleep

supersock, whose powerful aroma incapacitates the worst enemy

supernoodle, supertonsil, supertooth (used I think already), super baby, super canary, super goldfish, the list is endless.

So hurry and enter now. only $19.95 but wait you also get…. sorry never mind that. just enter the contest, it will be fun. no rules about the song, lyrics would be good but not necessary. just something that sounds heroic and silly.

musical chairs competition

here is an idea for a new competition
someone will start a composition with maybe 5-10 bars and then another person will continue it for another 5-10 measures, and then the next person and so on until the game will unexpectedly end (the music stops, in other words) and the last one to enter when the music stops (as determined randomly by the one running the competition) wins.
any takers or anyone want to start a piece?

Do you like songs with lyrics?

I have started a new group for those precious few of us who like lyrics in songs. If you write lyrics in your songs, want someone to write lyrics for your songs, or want to write songs for someone's lyrics, or even just enjoy listening to songs with lyrics then this group may be just up your alley.
https://musescore.com/groups/songswithlyricslyricsforsongssongsforlyrics
Check it out, you can always Un-join in the future. We're just starting up and we really would like you to post your finished songs with lyrics, help and collaboration is only done through discussions so your privacy is respected.
Cheers for the New year... look forward to your works.

A Composer's World Cup!

The World Cup is a HUGE deal internationally and I always love watching it. So I came up with the idea of, instead of having soccer teams, we should have composers!
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1. The Cup begins with 64 composers. That's right. 64.
2. Once the 64th composer joins, the games will begin.
3. The 64 composers will be split up into 16 groups of 4 each.
4. The other 3 people in your group will be your round 1 competition.
5. After I split you into 16 groups, I will give a prompt for everybody. The prompt may be "Create a song based upon the Avenger's Theme" or "Create a piece consisting of only woodwinds and a marimba." It could be anything.
6. You will have one week to complete your song and post it in your group.
7. Once the week is up, I will have listened to all of your pieces and chosen the top 2 in each of your groups. The top 2 in each group I chose will move on to the next round. The other 2 in your group will not.
8. After 2 people in each group have been eliminated, there will be 32 remaining.
9. Each person in the top 32 will go head-to-head against another random person.
10. After one week, I will have given another prompt and you would've written another piece.
11. I will chose who in your head-to-head match had the better song. And the worst.
12. The person with the worst will be eliminated. Then there will be 16 composers left.
13. That same system will go on until only 1 remains. They will be called the WORLD CUP CHAMPION!!!
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The world cup champion will be followed by me and I will favorite 10 of your scores. (Or if you are not pro, all of them.) And, of course, you will be known as the world cup champion and have a chance in the next world cup if you want.
-Tony McCahill
https://musescore.com/groups/acomposersworldcup

Composition Survivor

Do you know the reality show "Survivor"? If not, it is a show where a group of people go through a serious of insanely difficult challenges and each person gets eliminated one by one until one remains. Well, I'm going to do the same thing, but with music. Each week, me and my fellow host Sean Greenley ( https://musescore.com/user/3418741 ) will give a prompt, and you will have to write an original composition for that prompt. At the end of the week, we will announce who we thought had the best composition... and the worst. The person with the worst composition will be eliminated from the competition. Every week one person will be eliminated until only one remains. They will be crowned the winner of Composition Survivor!! There will be tons of twists and turns and surprises and unexpectednesses cause that's a word along the way. You'll never know what's going to happen. Or if you'll be the next one out. If you choose to join, I wish you the best of luck.

-Tony McCahill

P.S. There are limited lots left, so if you decide you want to compete, join https://musescore.com/groups/compositionsurvivor before it's too late!

August 12, International Elephant Day. Protect our Elephants

Official Sewage Crew has added discussion Happy international elephant day!!! to Discussion Group.
August 12 was international elephant day, a holiday devoted to spread awareness for the illegal sale of ivory. Elephants are amazing, very intelligent animals who truly never forget, and yet there are some countries where killing them for their ivory is legal. If you live in one of these countries, please help spread the word about the murder of the elephants and help join the efforts to ban the ivory trade.
#elephantsrock

Summary of Current and Upcoming Contests

This includes contests just ended as well as some that don't have deadlines yet. Here is a list I compiled. Make corrections or add a new contest as you see fit (but don't have a fit, just have fun)

100 note contest: ???when was the deadline and who won??
Phone Ringtone Contest: July 22 (who won??)
Soundfont Contest: Aug 9 (Yow, that is tomorrow!!)
Worst Sounding Orchestra Piece Ever: August 15 (coming up soon!)
Marimba contest: Aug 30
Extinct Bird contest: Aug 30
Musical Joke contest: Aug 31
Narwhal Song Contest: Aug 31
Lord of Rings Challenge: Sept 1
Scales contest: Sept 30
Halloween Contest: Oct 31
Silly Take-off contest: Nov 31
Crazy Challenge: no deadline for now
Depstep Challenge: no deadline for now
think there may be a "face melting" music contest somewhere going on?

Crazy Challenge

This is possibly the most crazy insane impossible challenge for musescore, but I am attempting it and you should try too. If we fail, wjatever! We had fun, right?

THE CHALLENGE:Write dubstep on MuseScore.

Yep. It’s definitely going to be hard. But I am trying. With many synths, pitchbends, and weirdly high/low notes. I am trying. I hope you do too. No deadline, just try. Please post your work here and in the group. If you manage to come up with something that sounds good, cookie to you. Please give updates on your work. Thanks for reading this!

musical joke contest ending August 31

In an honored tradition, here is the great laugh silly music joke contest. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention prizes awarded. Maybe a razzie prize also. Post your jokes here- whether they are inspired, dumb, silly, brilliant, laughable, weird, or pun-filled (when are jokes not allowed? When they are punable by imprisonment). So get your laugh lines in before the deadline (August 31).

feel free to add your own if you know any good or bad (but not dirty) ones