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Public Domain Recognition Often Fails

I've tried to inquire about this in the past, but always to no avail, with nary a response from the staff. Hopefully this time will be different...

Yesterday I finally decided to start using the "public domain" marker for the five hundred or so public domain transcriptions available on my profile because I was forced to choose between "public domain" and "non-public domain" after I made a typo in a score description and wanted to update it. I went through and selected "public domain" for a sizable number of scores -- about thirty or so -- and entered the title and composer's name for each one as requested.

This morning, I awoke to find that the PD label had disappeared from over half of the scores I had marked. All of the works in question are in the public domain, and I'd entered the exact title and composer for each one, so -- what happened? Is there any way to correct this?

Examples of scores that reverted to non-PD:
(The last one is really egregious because it's the regional anthem of the US Virgin Islands, which if I remember correctly is explicitly placed by law into the public domain.)

Looking for a soundtrack from Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai! epiosde 12

Hi! Like the title says, I've been looking for this soundtrack for MONTHS!! And I haven't found it ...yet. Anyways, it's from episode 12 which is the last episode of season 1 (If you don't count the OVA). It's when Kumin tells Yuuta that Rikka has been watching him for the past two years. There were also flashbacks of Rikka's past when she found out her father had passed. It starts at 12:45 

Thanks again!

How Much Land Does a Man Need? --collaborative composition

Here is the outline for this collaboration.  A blank version of the score can be found in the Sheet Music for this group.  A couple of the themes have been started. If you have a theme, please post it to this sheet music for this group and we can update the main score.  After the themes have been roughed out, we will work on the transitions and other details.  

If you haven't read the story yet, please do so.  It can be found here:

The story was written at the end of the 1800's.  The musical style can be from a similar era and can would be good if it could lean towards a "Russian" flavor as that is the setting of the story.


1. Prelude

Scene I
1. women chattering and boasting
2. Pahom listening and thinking
3. Pahom's boast

The devil's challenge
Bass instruments (maybe solo contrabass, bassoon or bass trombone)

Scene II
1. The news of land to be purchased
2. Deals are made
3. Pahom's dilemma (he is too poor to purchase outright)
4. Pahom's purchase and joy

Scene III
1. The problems of owning your own land
2. Quarrels with the neighbors
3. News of land available

Scene IV
1. New land and new opportunities
2. Success with hard work
3. Lust for more
4. News of Bashkir land

Scene V
1. Preparation and travel to the steppes
2. Talking with the elders

Scene VI
1. The Chief enters (variation on the Devil's Challenge is now the Chief's Theme)
2. Negotiations  (interaction between the Chief's Theme and Pahom's Theme)
3. The final deal

Scene VII
1. Dreams and imaginings
2. The nightmare
3. The start of the new day

Scene VIII
1. Preparations for the survey of land
2. Views of the steppes
3. Pahom's start and journey
a. the hat and the money
b. the hollock
c. it gets warmer
d. lunch
e. the damp hollow
4. It is time to head back

Scene IX
1. Difficulties in the return
2. Racing the sun
3. Return to the fur cap
4. Pahom's death
5. And burial

The Conclusion

Unable to import to MuseScore iOS

After a recent update I'm no longer able to import anything (.mscz files) into the iOS MuseScore App. After one update it removed my entire library I had imported, so I imported a load again. Now I find I can't import anything anymore. This is the same on my iPad as well as my iPhone.

To import, on the Desktop version of MuseScore I type up the music I want & save it into a cloud based location (iCloud Drive) as a .mscz file. I then go to that location on my iPad, tap on the share button & select Copy to MuseScore.
If I do this now, the MuseScore App will flash open, but nothing will happen. When I do this the file should be accessible via Library > SongBook.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug? There have been a few more minor updates since, but the issues persists.

If you'd like anymore information regarding this, please let me know.


MDL + More

In addition to MDL, I think many could agree that MuseScore also needs MFE (MuseScore Front Ensemble), to work in conjuction with MFE as a soundfont. I understand it is hard to get nice sounds on an open-source software, but it would be nice to have. Here are suggestions for the soundfont in mind:

- Marimba (with 3 hardnesses); the marimba sounds a little bit like a toy xylophone with a deeper voice. It doesn't sound very rich.
- Vibraphone (with 3 hardnesses); the vibes don't exactly sound metallic enough
- Xylophone (with 2/3 hardnesses)
- Glockenspiel (with 2 hardnesses)
- Chimes/Tubular bells (with 2 hardnesses); the chime sound isn't round enough and is a bit abrasive in timbre

- Crotales
- Gong (PLEASE)
- Suspended/China cymbals with pre-recorded rolls and hits on different sizes (similar to what VDL does)

And as well, a nice function that could be EXTREMELY useful is the ability to upload samples into a score by mp3 or wav.

Bagpipe (GHB) auto transposition problems

Hi, relatively new user here currently getting familiar with Musescore 3, mainly for writing and listening to the playback of bagpipe music.

I've come to understand from reading various older Musescore 2 posts that certain developers misunderstood the way that bagpipe music is written relative to the sounding pitch. The default which Musescore 3 uses transposes the staff down a major second, which I believe not to be accurate. While it does automatically add in the typical D key signature that people are used to seeing in bagpipe sheet music, it throws off the playback by shifting it that major second.

Please read the link provided at the end for additional information.

I believe it is more accurate to say that either:
- Bagpipe sheet music is not transposed at all, but concert pitch is typically raised to ~A480 (there are A440 chanters that exist as well that people choose to use to play with other instruments)
- Great highland bagpipe sheet music is transposed up approximately a semitone to accommodate the change of A440 to ~Bb, and concert A440 bagpipe is not transposed

The key signature of D is used for bagpipe sheet music not because the instrument plays in D all the time, but because it removes the need to write any accidentals as the instrument only has 9 notes to use.

The original work around I did was the former by removing the transposition, changing the usable pitch range to G4 - A5, then in the synthesizer leaving the pitch at either A440 or A480 for whatever my purposes are, and apply the key signature D. It worked ok for inputting the base notes, but the kicker is that the entire bagpipe embellishments pallet is now shifted on the staff by that major second so each one requires tweaking.

MuseScore automatically adds a key signature when using this transposition feature. If one did want to implement the latter, one has to change the default transposing to shift up by 1 note (not sure between augmented unison and minor second), change the usable pitch range to Ab4 - Bb5, then apply a non-intuitive Eb major key signature in order to have the common D signature. Clicking the concert pitch changes the sheet music into a hot mess of accidentals, though I suppose I can ignore it. A similar issue happens with the bagpipe embellishments pallet. I have yet to play around with this more to see if there are other issues.

Another work around I haven't done is just shift up the playback tuning by 3 semitones or so. It feels unfaithful, but maybe works the best for now. I'm not sure.

It would be nice if future updates could address this disconnect between score and playback. I also know that bagpipes aren't exactly the most popular instrument to write for. As a beginner, it is a super useful feature to not have to switch between computer keyboard and instrument to play and verify my scores.

If there is a feature I have overlooked or if someone could explain how I could better customize my experience, please let me know!

Need help

So I'm currently transposing a Dearly Beloved (From Kingdom Hearts)Saxaphone Quartet to a Clarinet Quartet (the first quartet you find in here), and I'm the only one that is going to play, Is there a good app for an Android device (because I'm not a professional and I don't have dem mics) that allows me to combine recordings?
Thanks in advance

New Piano Roll Feature on the

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.

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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!

All of these improvements are designed to not only make 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!