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New to Sax

So about 100 hours in and going for my grade 1, looking for small tunes tunes to learn sort of busking music... so can play summertime and amazing grace. I like stuff with some long notes in, struggling as I no music knowledge so proving difficult.

TIA - Andy

Looking for feedback

Hello there!
This is my minimalistic composition; Lifetime. I was asked to compose a short piece. I had the melody in a draft file and I remember it. My inspirations were always Reich and Glass — as far is considered about minimalism.
The second composition is a waltz and it was composed a few months ago.
I would like to read some constructive criticism on the composition; good or bad.
Thank you very much

Problems uploading scores

I've been meaning to upload a private version of a score, but it gets stuck on the processing page endlessly. When I delete the upload and try to start over, the same thing happens. The page will constantly update, like it acts like it's about to load the score, but then it doesn't. This happens even when I try to upload the score publicly.

Please help!

Reached composers block

So, you know how I have been working on the 50 follower special composition right? Well, I am 2/3 of the way through it and even include a short bit of canon in the composition. But after this canonic moment, I can't seem to make further progress. I know that I want to go back to G major by means of a plagal cadence(which would require me to substitute C major for C#°) and that I want to end the piece with a plagal cadence.

I have been having this composers block for about a week now. I usually embrace it and just move on to composing something else, but this is a 50 follower special composition that I have been working on.

A question about copyright for original works on

With all the discussion regarding copyright on musescore lately, I would like to know more about the searching and listing regarding copyright -- specifically, why in the sheet music listing on a user's profile are scores marked as All Rights Reserved still searchable under "To use commercially" and "To share".  Shouldn't these most restricted copyright scores be listed only under "For personal use"?

Issue with score processing

My piece:

Has been "processing" for more than 10 minutes despite only being 2 minutes in length and for 1 instrument.
When I first uploaded it, everything worked fine, but when I went back to add a measure and then re-upload it, it has been processing ever since I saved it online.

Is there anything I can do to fix this, or is it something on musescore's end?

MuseScore 3 misplaces MuseScore 2 lyrics in Continuous View

When importing MuseScore 2 scores with lyrics, MuseScore 3 misaligns the lyrics in Continuous View. This problem was noted many months ago but has not been addressed in the current version, Page View and Single Page View lyrics show correctly, but Continuous View lyrics often overprint the staves below.
This does not happen if the score is created in MuseScore 3, only for scores imported from earlier version.
Since there are thousands of MuseScore 2 and even MuseScore 1 scores, when will this bug be fixed?

OS: macOS 10.14, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: github-musescore-musescore-d2d863f

Email registered as spam and Refund

I have been falsely billed $49.99 two times ($100 in total) on the 30th of June and the 2nd of July. After I attempted to email Musescore Support about this issue, my message was classified as spam and as a result, it was rejected. By the way, before I tried emailing Support, I had already notified them and Google Pay about the first $49.99 payment.

Is there any other way I can contact support? All replies will be very much appreciated!

(I could not contact Google Pay about the 2nd bill [on July 2] because the payment was only billed to my bank account [the first payment on June 30 was received on Google Pay] )

Musescore App sucks?

I recently downloaded (and subsequently deleted) the musescore app and here are some of my thoughts:

1. Instrument sounds are waaay worse. I only listened to a couple sax scores and they sounded much more MIDI and computer-like than on the website. I don't understand what drew musescore to not just carry over the same sound(s), why make whole new (worse) ones? What's up with that?
2. Moving around within a piece controls horribly. In the website, you can simply click/tap on a different measure and it'll play from there instead. As far as I could tell that was impossible in the app (Granted, there is the issue of changing pages in the website which is completely broken but whatever)
3. You can't view number/people who have favorited a score. I tried favoriting the piece too and it didn't show me anything, not how many other people had done the same, nor did I see any option to see who had favorited it like I can do on the website. Comments worked just fine, on the other hand.

What is Tchaikovsky's greatest work?

Out of all of the pieces of music that Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote, which piece(s) is/are your favorite? Why?
I love his F minor symphony (symphony IV). The first movement starts with a fanfare in the horns and bassoons, but the trumpets steal it (the score also shows flutes, oboes, and clarinets playing with with the trumpets but they have hardly any effect) but than abandon it for the the horns to continue until it does out. Then the strings start a melody. That melody bounces around the strings and woodwinds until the the timpani shushes them and the trumpets play the fanfare and then the horns. After that a clarinet starts a different melody, one with swing. That melody grows, then the strings bring back their melody but in a happier version. Then the strings pick up energy but the trumpets try to bring happiness. Then the strings drop off the happy moment so the trumpets jump in with their fanfare many times. The timpani doesn't do a roll though so the strings and winds keep going. When the timpani does roll, the strings and winds don't shush, the just play louder than ever and then play their melody louder than ever. After that the bassoon takes up the clarinet’s melody and that develops t and then movement concludes.

The next movement starts with a beautiful oboe solo. The whole movement is not melancholy rather than forceful. The third movement starts with just pizzicato strings, than had quick winds, then staccato brass, then all the together.

The final movement starts with a lot major chord, after which the the winds and strings play a quick downward passage. After that a melody is put in the flutes and develops until the big chord comes back. Then that melody comes back and after that the chord comes and then a Russian folk tune is blasted triumphantly. After that the melody comes back and comes into a round between the trombones and trumpets. They then play a motif a second higher, then another and another until they come to the a-flat the fanfare in the first movement starts on. They play the fanfare and then die out. Some horns revive the Russian folk tune and the the chord and run passage followed by the Russian folk tune comes back and then the piece and very triumphantly.

For a runner up I would pick his D major violin concerto simply because of the spine tingling melody in the first movement.