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Chats number for new users has been limited.

Hi! Today we’ve added a new private messages restriction due to the spam issue. Now every new MuseScorer can create only 3 new chats per day. Existing users who registered more than 1 month ago won't experience any private messages limitations.

I hope this restriction will not cause problems for the community, but will actually help us to avoid spam in PMs.

What is your story?

My whole venturing in music started when my mom convinced me to learn cello in an after school program in fourth grade (school affiliated, but not school sponsored). A year prior I had started piano lessons, but this really did it. My mom showed me a video by The Piano Guys, and I was immediately hooked. I thereafter became a large fan of The Piano Guys. It didn't bother my to much that there were no lyrics because I already knew most of them. Their videos were fun and entertaining. Then one day things changed.
My dad had borrowed the Star Wars trilogy from a friend and let me watch them with him. I was enthralled by everything about the movies, especially the music. Most people who knew me assumed I would love the Star Wars video made by The Piano Guys but they were wrong. To me the Piano Guys version seemed diminished and less convincing, especially the Imperial March. Gone was the march tempo, instruments (heavy brass and drums mainly), and the crisp rhythm. I did not notice or realize all the details but I got the gist that many things we're done wrong. That was an important moment for me. I realized that there were several factors that affected how good music sounds, and if you get them right then an impressive effect is achieved, otherwise it is not. Subsequently I became obsessed with film music, particularly John Williams and the like.

One day I found a large case of baroque CDs at my grandparents' second house. Clearly it was one of the many things sold with the house. I was eager to try them out and enjoyed them. I gradually shifted completely over to baroque music and then to classical. Then I found Jerry Siepman, who has made several audiobooks on musical subjects. First I listened to his introduction to the orchestra. This helped me identify which instruments possessed the tambres I heard but I still struggled with some instruments. After that I tried some on musical pieces. Somehow I got bored of the four seasons, so I tried the one for Dvořák’s ninth symphony, which I had only heard the famous largo solo from. I found it very interesting. I especially liked the idea of listening to all the movements of a symphony in the right order in one sitting. I had never done so before.
That was nearly two years ago. Now my favorite composers are Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, and Richard Strauss. I can easily identify most tambres, including bass oboe. I have learned a lot about the orchestra and orchestration. I have also learned about harmony and counterpoint. I think I have come a long way.
That is my story. What is yours?

Pathetique Sonata under Game of Thrones, Really?

I just uploaded my Pathetique Sonata orchestration and I look at the search bar category and it says Game of Thrones. Um, the Pathetique Sonata, orchestral or not has no relation to Game of Thrones so why is it in that category?

Here is the score where you see a category that the music is irrelevant to:

It would be better to put it under Strings or Woodwinds than Game of Thrones. Or even better would be to add an Orchestral category and put it in that category.

Development Plans for MuseScore App on Android

Is there any sort of roadmap for the development of the Android version of Musescore? Although there have been improvements over recent months there are still some significant rendering issues with the current version, including:

1) Sans-serif fonts are rendered as serif.
2) Colour is not supported, only black.
3) Text rendering is grainy, as if it's not being antialiased - perhaps this is a consequence of text being black, no greys available.

I have posted an example image on the site, which can be seen here:

as this discussion group does not allow files to be uploaded.


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!