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[New Feature] The new form makes it possible to upload Public domain works.

As many of you know, we’ve been recently forced to revise our policy and restrict printing and downloading for basic accounts. Today we’d like to present a new update aimed at making it possible to download Public Domain scores.

What’s Public Domain?
Public Domain is the status of the work whose copyrights have expired and which is now available for download royalty free.
In the basic sense, all works published before 1923 are in the Public Domain, but in fact the status of particular works vary according to the country. Here is the link to the wiki page to learn more about Public Domain.
Music has existed for thousands of years and humanity has created tens of thousands of masterpieces We, like many of our users, would like these works to be distributed as freely as possible.

New Uploading form
We’ve changed the uploading and editing form of scores. Apart from standard fields to fill out, there’s now a new section called “Type of Composition”. In this section, users can mention what work exactly their scores are related to. The options are public domain, original composition or non-public domain.



In case you choose Public Domain, you’ll need to enter the name of the work your score is related to. After it’s been automatically checked, your scores will be available for unrestricted download.

Removing limits to download Public Domain scores
In the nearest future downloading and printing of Public Domain scores won’t be affected by the limits set for basic accounts. We believe it’s not right that users who create quality content have to pay to upload it. This is the first step towards resolving the issue.

Our further plans
- One of our next top priorities is to let original composers manage the downloading feature.
- We will mark up the existing sheet music library according to the Public Domain / Non Public Domain scores. We might need our Community help in this matter.

To sum up
This is a completely new functionality for Musescore, as we’re applying the system to check PD/nonPD compositions for the first time. We can’t exclude the possibility of you finding bugs in the way new algorithms work. Please, don’t hesitate to let us know about any possible issues.
Last but not least, I’d like to point out how grateful we are to our Community for all the support and understanding in this situation. We believe that actions speak louder than words and we’ll prove how important it is to us. We’ll continue to work on spreading and sharing music, and of course, taking good care of composers’, arrangers’ and copyright holders’ rights.

Splitting certain sections

I'm still kinda new to Musescore, so...sorry.

Um, I'm unable to split the notes in the violin and viola sections. Like, putting a whole note on the bottom of a staff and a quarter note at the top of the same staff, something like that. And I don't really know how to add another instrument halfway into a song. So if someone could walk me through the basis of that, I'd be very grateful.

Thank you for reading this!
-Ash

Please help

 Dear Muserscore,
I am very upset with my following message but I must at least try and ask. I have registered for your free trial, as I was curious to see whether your website would be useful for me. However, I travelled abroad for a long-time period and as I returned back last night, I checked my bank account. I completely forgot about the expiration date of my free trial, which I am fully aware was completely my mistake, because your website even reminded me of it via email. However, I cannot afford to pay a full 12-month plan. Would it be possible for me to only pay for the month which I started just now and somehow get at least some of the money back? 
I am fully aware that according to your terms of service, I shall not receive any refund, however, I am not in a situation where I can afford such a payment. The amount I paid has a great value in the Czech Republic. Please, if there is any slightest possibility for me, can you please help me? 
To keep the record, I started my free trial on 15th July 2019 and my receipt came on 14th August. 
Thank you in advance for any answer
Best Regards
Daniela Monsportova

Finding Time to Do Everything

 Hey, I am currently super busy!! Before I start, I'll lay out what my week tends to be:
Monday: Double/triple up on schoolwork. Once a month is nursing home music night (which I can't miss, considering I'm the pianist)
Tuesday: Currently I'm going to my aunt's. Soon will be Piano & Choir (if I go, which I am leaning more towards not going)
Wednesday: Work in the morning, Omnibus in the afternoon, Skating at 3pm, and will be home only for supper
Thursday: I go to my aunt's all day.
Friday: School (double/triple up as needed), Youth in evening.
Saturday: House cleaning
Sunday: Depending on which Sunday is: play piano for both services, nursing home services (I can't miss, I'm the pianist), go to my grandparents for lunch, have company over.

My problem I'm almost too busy for myself to do school.
How do you guys live with being super busy and having heavy schoolwork to do!?!?!?!?
I need advice!!!!!!!!!!

Please message me or comment what tends to work for you.
P.S. with the nursing home service/music night, that are highlights of my month!!!!!! and I can't quit now, consider i leave without them having any accompainment, 'cept a clarinet. 

Recommendation System?

People follow other people, fav others' works, so it is very easy (???) to dig up some correlation and recommend songs they ha ven't listened to but liked by people of similar taste.

For now it's quite hard for me to discover good original works of my favorite styles from new composers I haven't followed. It's all random depending on who is posting/spamming on my Dashboard at the time I check it.

who is chinadoll?

Some folks have wanted to know, "who is chinadoll?" These one or two folks are musescore members with an abundance of free time and curiosity about trivial issues that have nothing to do with music composition. That said (written), let us (me, this is confusing) be clear, they are very nice people and chinadoll is deeply touched (in the head, most likely) by their interest. So here goes.
  
Chinadoll has beautiful glossy golden brown hair, large soft eyes, a very quiet shy disposition along with an exceptionally sweet and gentle nature. Chinadoll loves loves fresh fruit (especially bananas) and vegetables. Yes, chinadoll is a Syrian Hamster with a bit of a talent for composing music. Late at night when everyone is asleep, chinadoll will tap out the notes on the home computer using her little paws. She loves attention and lots of gentle petting (especially if you give her a treat).

Welcome to the group!

If you are new, welcome! We will be selecting the 5 or 6 judges for our competitions before we start. REMEMBER: The JUDGES WILL REGULATE THE COMPETITIONS. Please note: You can leave any time! In which case we will open another slot.
All judge entries must ask my permission to join first.

If you would NOT like to participate, you do not have to!

Donation donate patreon liberapay

Hi on the page https://musescore.org/en/donate
- It is not cristal clear if donation goes only to the web site or also to the software development.
- It is also not clear if a "Pro" account on MuseScore.org helps the software dev ???
- On the Patreon page it is obvious that it goes to both
- It would be nice to add https://LiberaPay.com/
- It would be nice and encouraging to be able to donate for specific bugs or RFE. (not sure how to implement it. But when you hit a specific issue, that is when you are ready to pay!!)

Regards
Bruno

Project

Me and Rusty have been talking and we both thhought that it might be an idea to do a colaberation on our LOTR music. So, who is interested? We will probably start with my already orchestrated one, just to get going, but we could do others in the future.

Firstly, we need to know who plays what. So, post here any part from my Fellowship of the Ring score that you are willing to play.

Parts:
Piccolo: TAKEN
Flute 1: Rusty
Flute 2:
Oboe 1:
Oboe 2:
Clarinet 1: TAKEN
Clarinet 2:
Bass Clarinet:
Bassoon 1: Big Johnny
Bassoon 2:
Alto Sax 1: TAKEN
Alto Sax 2:
Tenor Sax: nheilborn
Baritone Sax:
Horn 1:
Horn 2:
Trumpet 1:
Trumpet 2:
Trumpet 3:
Trombone 1:
Trombone 2:
Trombone 3:
Tuba:
Percussion:
Violin 1: TAKEN
Violin 2: TAKEN
Viola: TAKEN
Cello: matman344
Double Bass: TAKEN

My scores aren't updating correctly...or at all.

I just finished some major edits in two of my scores, and now musescore won't let me choose the file to replace it with in the edits page, and when I click "save", a random plank page opens that says, "{"result":"ok","info":{"url":"/user/27321385/scores/5666087"}}". Nothing else happens. Is this a bug that found it's way in because of the new feature added earlier, or is this a part of the new feature that is supposed to happen? I need help.