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Goodbye&Commemoration

Soon, I will be turning 18 and I will leave this group (although you will still see me hanging around actively on the other discussion groups), I just wanted to thank everyone who has been active in the Young Composer Group. Also, the admins of course, for keeping this great place running. :)

This group has meant a lot to me, as I had a place to start and not feel any pressure in screwing up. And, to be honest my pieces back then were just as bad as you would imagine a self taught teenager would be. Well, a lot has changed, so please don't go comment in my Op. 2 or something saying how good the piece is (unless you think it's fun to tease me)... :P 

One of my first scores I posted here was my waltz Op.13, and by coincidence or rather serendipity, the score just reached over 1000 views a few weeks ago, so, I thought I'll end it where it all started. So, in commemoration of 1k views I have updated the waltz and of course feel free to write me a comment.  https://musescore.com/colorsofsound1/scores/5184280

This is it, my journey of being a self-taught teen has ended. I am stepping into the shoes of an adult composer, and that journey is just getting started. 

See you around! 

Glenn Gould and Bach

Here are two YT videos which might be interesting for friends of Gould and those who want to get to know his understanding of J. S. Bach's music:

https://youtu.be/bP-te0P_rE8?list=RDbP-te0P_rE8

This is a CBC TV production from the 60s in which Gould gives a short but precise introduction to Bach's music and his position as a composer who was

"misunderstood, but certainly not because he was years ahead of his time but generations behind it."


https://youtu.be/exD8bhJP1eo

In this video, Gould gives an (rather monological :) ) interview to the well-known director Bruno Monsaingeon, who made also films with Menuhin etc . Their conversation's topic are Bach's fugues (but not only those from the "Kunst der Fuge", as the title might pretend). Gould briefly analyses and performes e.g. BWV 878 (E major) and BWV 891 (Bb minor).

Enjoy!

Competition No.3 - COMPOSER IMITATION

It's time for our third competition! :D
For this contest, simply create an original composition imitating the style of a well-known composer of your choice.
- Any instrumentation is fine
- Keep it under 5 minutes long
- The composer you imitate can be either living or dead, but must be generally known
- All entries must be received by March 24th, 2019
- Enter your compositions in this discussion
- Each user may only submit one piece

- Voting will begin on the March 25th, 2019 and will continue for a week or until 20 votes have been received, whichever is longer.
- In case of a tie, voting will continue until the tie is broken
- The winner will become an administrator of the Piano Compositions group!

3/25 UPDATE: Voting is now available via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/2f5m666H2TAf5g522

MuseScore's transition to Freemium and cross-platform access

Hello everyone,

Historically, MuseScore has had two mobile apps for Android: a paid one (Songbook) and a free one (MuseScore). There's also a desktop version of MuseScore where users can have  Pro accounts that are not linked to any of the apps which means they can't use their premium features there.
The vast majority of users use MuseScore Android to browse scores and in only a couple of years of its existence, about a million users have launched it at least once. These numbers inspire us to move forward and continue improving MuseScore products even further. 

Today, I want to announce a significant update that will be released shortly and after which MuseScore will transition to a cross-platform Freemium model.
This means that we'll unify subscriptions and accounts of the two existing apps and the desktop version of MuseScore. This way, Pro users from desktop will finally be able to use all premium features of the mobile app which will help us concentrate our efforts on improving it. 
Why are we doing this?

Our business model is 'Make products, not content' 
We put a lot of effort into improving our products. Mobile apps are a direction that we deem one of the most prospective ones and where we put the most effort into. 
While some companies make their apps free in stores but ask money for the access to scores, we negotiate with right holders of the scores in order to give our users free access to all public scores provided by our community.
We're searching for new competitive monetization models that will allow us to stay on par with market's powerhouses and we want to achieve this by continuously improving our services. 

All scores should be available to everyone
This is our core value. Any user from any device should have the most convenient way of accessing scores. The main advantage of the freemium model is that it allows all users to explore the app and upgrade their access if they like it enough. And by 'like' we firstly mean quickly and easily finding what users need or getting a lot of views on their own scores.  

Freemium works, it's how the majority of the mobile apps operate
We believe that the freemium model is the most prospective way of the mobile app development and that it'll let us accumulate more resources for turning MuseScore Android from a simple score browser to an invaluable tool for any musician.
Pro users shouldn't have any restrictions when they use our products. From the very first day of our work, we've been thinking how to give more value to pro users. Since then, we've introduced a lot of new features most important of which is being able to access all features of the mobile app. Users who previously bought MuseScore Songbook will soon get the access to the full version of the MuseScore mobile app (to get the access you’ll need to log in to your new account). 

Freemium means free
We'd like to note that these changes don't mean our apps will be hidden behind a paywall. The key functions of the app such as search and playback will remain free. However, some extra features like the offline access, opening scores from the local storage and a couple of others will be paid. 

We want more feedback and more ideas
We want to make our apps the best and the most useful for beginners and pros alike. That’s why we want to implement as many helpful instruments as we can and looking forward to receiving feedback from you. Bringing all products together will let us concentrate on developing them. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to share them here or in the ‘Improving MuseScore’ group. Thanks for reading!

Formatting of discussions in groups is broken

Problem 1: paragraph breaks are removed, so the resulting format looks horrible.
Problem 2: trying to re-edit a message fails, with the message content truncated.

Example of an edit failure (Problem 2). When I try to edit my reply in this thread:
 https://musescore.com/groups/openscore-bruckner-symphony-no-5/discuss/5036274
the message content is truncated after the text " Je pense que Mark fait référence "...