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Hello, all! Update for you... we are in the process of filling moderator/challenge creator/judge positions! Check out the descriptions below and contact myself or Jay with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


Moderator: As a moderator for J&J’s Challenges, you will create and update signups for challenges, answer participants’ questions, delete spam and other inappropriate posts/comments/scores from the group; however, you may not remove a user from the group without Jay’s permission. 
Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will be a consistent and frequent Musescore user, positive and friendly, somewhat organized and good at explaining things. :)
Interested? Go to... https://forms.gle/ZgPDvBuBvqq3TQhQ7 

Challenge Creator: As a Challenge Creator for J&J’s Challenges, you will brainstorm and fine-tune composition/arrangement contests on a monthly basis, and possibly post mini-challenges as well. You will work closely with the Judges’ Circle, considering their advice and ensuring they have the correct criteria to judge each submission. You will work closely with the Moderators to ensure each contest is released on deadline.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a consistent Musescore user who has completed several original arrangements/compositions. A wide range of musical experience and a working knowledge of music theory are both important skills in this position. Creativity and innovation are essential traits. 
Interested? Go to... https://forms.gle/Vh4Mb8bKq92xW9HEA

Judge: As a member of the Judges’ panel, you will evaluate each submission to the contests, settle on a winner, and provide constructive feedback for each submission. Contests occur at least once a month, though not every judge is required to vote every time (this is to ensure that contests are completed in a timely manner, and allow for personal circumstances that prevent a judge from participating). Judges will work closely with the Challenge Creators to receive the criteria for each contest. 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have over 5 years of experience in music, with at least 1 year of experience as a composer/arranger. A firm grasp of music theory is important. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate either a cursory knowledge of many musical genres/styles/eras, or extensive knowledge of one particular musical genre/style/era.
Interested? Go to... https://forms.gle/mqFEKbpafwdYEwJb7 

Vertical score alingment: first page vs other pages

My score has one system with 13 staves on every page, with a title at the top of the first page.

The bottom of the first page system falls close to the bottom margin whereas all the other pages are aligned to the top with a much larger space at the bottom. I can find no way to ensure that all pages fill an equal amount of vertical space as one would normally expect in an orchestral edition.

I would expect the title header + the first page system to occupy the same vertical space as the system by itself occupies on all the following pages. Is there a way of ensuring this in the page setup dialogue? or elsewhere?

I can use Musescore 2 or 3 for this project.

"Wild Horses" a short rough draft I've been working on

 I whipped this up in about two days for a /r/monthlycomposition challenge where I randomly generated four instruments and three different chord progressions. It was mostly just a way to get myself to sit down and work on something.

So far I like the direction it's headed in and eventually I'd like to expand it into a full concert band piece. Any suggestions or critiques are welcome!

https://musescore.com/user/1332821/scores/5638419

Bit of a weird question but...

 
Does anyone know a good chord progression which works both forwards and backwards?
So if I played a chord progression, then played the same chords in reverse order, it would still sound good? Preferably, if it could be happy/heroic sounding one way, and sad/scary the other way.
I know this would probably be quite an odd progression, so it doesn't need to fit into a key. Also, the chords don't have to be proper triads.