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[Winner Announcement!] Musecorps Composition Competition #2 - End of the Decade!

Hello, everyone!

This competition, overall, was very close! I had a really tough time picking which entry I believed deserved the win this time around. That being said, there were no bad submissions! It was really anyone’s game.

The winner of the second competition is...

Skyth21, with their arrangement of Joji’s Slow Dancing in the Dark!
https://musescore.com/skyth21/slow-dancing-in-the-dark

Once Skyth21 reaches out to me, I’ll gift them the month subscription to MuseScore Pro.

I think this competition went fairly well. The only thing that puts me off from doing another would be the overall small number of submissions. Let me know if there are any things I can do to improve these going forward!

Musecorps Composition Competition #2 - End of the Decade!

Hello again, everyone!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the last competition. If you didn’t see, Kyri_Leal here on MuseScore won the previous composition! Here is the link to their arrangement, if you’d like to check it out:
https://youtu.be/ebZF_inBSeY

For this next competition, I figured we would celebrate the end of the decade. Arrange a song from any genre that was released this decade (2010-2019) for a drum corps.

Here are the rules:
- Follow typical drum corps format (3 trumpet, 2 mellophone, 3 baritone, 1-2 tuba)
- You don't need to include percussion, but it might increase your chances of winning if you do so
- Only submit one arrangement per person!
- Arrangement must be at least 1:30 long, but no more than 5:00
- You MUST submit your arrangement by January 29th, 2020 (Date may change, but it will NOT be any sooner than January 22nd)

When you're ready to enter, just reply to this post with a link to your arrangement.

Unlike the first competition, I am offering more to the winners. On top of posting your arrangement to my YouTube channel, I will be gifting the winner of this competition with a month of MuseScore Pro.

Good luck! If you have any questions, ask me through a reply to my comment below, please. It just makes keeping track of the submissions easier. Thanks!

[s] New discussion on Help group, staff responds instantly

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When Joe123 created a new discussion on ImprovingMusescore.com, he was shocked to see staff respond to his issue seconds later.

"I was having an issue with my notifications," Joe123 told the MNGA editors. "Next thing I know, my notification bell was bursting from the all the comments." Apparently, @jilizart and @DmitriyPopov were arguing about about who got to take care Joe123's issue. "It's my turn to respond!" jilizart told DmitriyPopov. "No!" DmitriyPopov shot back. "First come, he gets to serve." 

Musescore's latest staff member, @mandelstamdavid, hasn't gotten used to all the hyperactivity. According to MNGA's sources, he's still sitting back, drumming his guitar.

This is MNGA. 

[r] Too Punny to be True

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The following is a real life, rapid fire conversation between eBirder and NobleEwe in discussing whether the name of MNGA should be something regarding math.


NobleEwe:  Something doesn't seem to add up.

NobleEwe:  Are you trying to cause division between us?

NobleEwe:  Don't let how you speak subtract from your message.

NobleEwe:  For the remainder of the conversation remember what Ecclesiastes says: the fool multiplies words.

NobleEwe:  Well?  Do you Calculate something different?  It's Plane to see there is an arRay of things I could say, yet you sit in silence, without giving me a Line. 

eBirder:  I refuse to addknowledge your wit.

NobleEwe:  Sorry.  There comes a Point when I can't stop Cos puns are literally my weakness... I hope it's not a Sin.

NobleEwe:  I'm literally cracking myself up with these Complex jokes... to a Degree they struck a Chord in my funny bone.

NobleEwe:  Even though I know it's a bit Odd, I'll keep bugging you, Factoring in your Irrational silence.

NobleEwe:  SOH...I'm TOAly hopeless... I can't seem to Zero in on the Root of my problem.

NobleEwe:  This makes you cringe, Dozen it?

eBirder:  To put it lightly... xD


This has been MNGA

Index of Articles

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1  Piano Admin Interview: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057726
2  New discussion on Help group, staff responds instantly: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057863
3 Too Punny to be True: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057974
4 BSG Lives on the Help Forum, Sources Confirm: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058038
5 Musescore Tribune dies, age .0234: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058092
6 MS removes 5-score limit for non-pro users: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058124
7 Mr. Peabody, winner of RSA contest 6:  https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058308
8 Legendian Comes Back to MS: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058425

[i] Piano Admin Interview

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The MNGA staff took a moment with some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt (https://musescore.com/violin_child) to conduct a quick interview. He has a busy schedule of jazz band rehearsals, orchestra concerts, and deleting spam and kicking members, but he was kind enough to humor us. The interview is as follows: 

How did you come across the Piano group?

I came across the Piano group because it's the largest group in Musescore.

How did you become one of the admins for the biggest groups on MS? 

I saw that the owner hadn't been active for months so I messaged the Musescore staff and they made me the new owner. 

What do you do as an admin for Piano?

I mostly delete spam and kick members who are being annoying.

What are the best and worst moments for the Piano group? 

Hmmm...  This is a hard one, the worst is when the really mean troll (LordTroll)  was active, then when he was banned from Musescore it was the best moment.

Piano will soon reach 60K members. What do you think? 

I think that the more members Piano has, the more musicians it will create, like people will want to play piano when they  see all of the cool scores and stuff.

What's a random thought you're thinking right now?

I'm thinking about my solo for an orchestra concert tonight. 

Thanks for your time, some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt.

This is MNGA.


 

20th January Musical Cryptogram

My friends sometimes ask me to translate his or her name into a musical composition. I must confess that I love these activities as it forces you to make a melodic line out of it. So my challenge is:

Make a piece of music out of a name (can be anyone's)
Pieces should be longer than one minute and less than 3 minutes.
If those who are confused in how to use cryptograms then here is one way you could do this (French method):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram

I would judge your pieces based on originality, how beautiful it is and bonus if difficult names are used. 
Please in your titles that you need to state the name of the person
The winner will have their piece upvoted and will be followed by me.

Here is an example where the piece uses a musical cryptogram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-q7vYIpItA

Your submission will be due at 15th February

GROUP HISTORY (I ACTALLY UPDATED IT!!! YAY!!!)

4/7/19:
1 Member
1 Discussion
Group is created today! Woohoo! *confetti and stuff falls from sky*

4/15/19:
8 Members
2 Discussions
Eek! I forgot to do this yesterday. The group is already dying, so uhh… :o
@Jaybird1 is one of the first truly active members, I told him I would give him a shoutout here, so here you go :P

4/26/19:
14 Members
3 Discussions
I haven't updated this in a while, this group is blowing up now...

4/30/19:
22 Members
5 Discussions
Holy cow, this group is blowing up. 8 members in 4 days, wow...

5/13/19:
30 Members
4 Discussions
Hmm...Starting to die again...

5/16/19
35 Members
5 Discussions
Welp...I was wrong...

5/17/19
41 Members
7 Discussions
I was very wrong, this group is really blowing up, welp

5/18/19
47 Members
7 Discussions
Again, welp

5/22/19
55 Members
8 Discussions
So I had to kick a member (Indy500) for spamming a link to an unsecure website. Sorry, but spam for no purpose is not tolerated. 

5/29/19
70 Members
11 Discussions
Okay then, I don't know what to say

5/30/19
72 Members
12 Discussions
Okay then, I started a discussion trying to get to 1k comments, and I thought it would fail. As I am writing this, Lizzapie, Mnmwert, Vash Hartman, and myself are spamming to get it to 1k. It's already at like 150 or something (every 2 minutes I refresh and I have 10+ notifications lol)

5/31/19
83 Members
14 Discussions
So this group is now closing in on 100 members, but we need more discussions!

6/1/19
95 Members
18 Discussions
Wow, 5 more members till 100! 

6/2/19
100 Members
20 Discussions
Woohoo! 100 Members!

6/8/19
113 Members
34 Discussions
This group is starting to die

6/18/19
35 Discussions
123 Members
Now the member count has capped out at around 1 member per day, BUT this is a random group, and I didn't really expect it to be this active.

6/29/19
36 Discussions
129 Members
I'm just going to leave this group alone for a while, only update this discussion every once in a while.

11/22/19
171 Discussions
301 Members
Well, I spammed a bunch of discussions, and I actually updated this.

The Best of Laugh Silly Each Month Contest

I'd like to try something fun in my new role as co-administrator of Laugh Silly. Each Month, I will name the best laugh-inducing, silly composition submitted during the month, at least according to me and then post the winners here.
You are also welcome to nominate what you think are the best of the month, also.

August 2016......