The 2014 year in review
This has been an interesting year filled with many wonderful compositions submitted to several music contests including for the best Silly composition, for the best Critter themed contest, a signature motif (still time to enter!), a tasty banana recipe contest, and exciting comments contests and discussions. Take a look at our “Laugh Silly Hall of Fame Contest Winners.”
Along the way, there have been numerous fascinating discussion topics including one asking the vital question “Is Laugh Silly a legitimate art form?” and “How long does it take you to decompose?” among others.
Members have taken the great initiative to start their own contests or discussions. Shewcrafter started a discussion called “Great Group.” Shewbacca started the Quest to find the DYDD discussion and one about funny text art. Rockn started a contest for the most annoying composition.
This has been the year of the escape by the DYDD and the courageous efforts of a few to recover the lost bird. There arose some speculation about the existence of lost Pacificus scrolls detailing an ancient civilization of Dingle Dorks as well as the possibility of the existence of other variants including the Downy Purple Dingle Dork, the carnivorous Red Tailed Dingle Dork Hawk, and the ancient 27 ton Orange Dingle Dorkasaurus.
The 2014 year in review
Quite few compositions in this group seem to be about various types of critters -toads, mosquitoes, birds, horses, does sponge bob count as a critter?- do let's have a new exciting contest. You are invited to submit your original critter composition, about any creature you want, as many entries as you want. First, second, and third place winners will be announced after Dec 15. Doesn't this sound exciting? It should since we already have some really great pieces that are of course automatically entered into the contest. As always, we like music that is funny and silly so get those compositions entered and good luck to all.
Okay, So I have a concert coming up at the end of the year and I need a solo piece, a duet piece and a trio piece ALL for Flute. Not too hard but not too easy. If they are easy, make them SOUND hard. If your piece is selected, when the piece is played, YOUR name will be announced as the composer, along with the piece's title that you feel is appropriate for it. If I choose the piece and all goes over well, you may have to write and compose a piece for a full band setting for a concert for my concert band. So PLEASE participate! It's a great way to get your name out there and have your music played and finally heard!!
Submit your piece with the title you that have selected (must be original).
The Subtitle must be one of two options:
Option 1 - "Piece for Concert"
Option 2 - "Piece for Contest"
If your piece doesn't have one of the two selected subtitle, it will not be considered.
You must also have the composers name (YOU) and the instrument name (flute for the entrance piece). It may be for solo flute, duet, trio or even a flute quartet.
Due Date for the pieces is: Friday, March 30, 2012! :)
Any questions, feel free to ask! :) Good Luck!
AND make sure you have fun and try your best!! :))
BarryP in the de-composers group posted a discussion pointing us to a great Youtube vid interpretation of the famous C# minor prelude featuring Harpo Marx. Thought I would pass this along for others to enjoy as well. enjoy.thanks BaryP
New contest 7-18-14
Ok, admittedly, the last contest was a fiasco but this is a real contest, honest. There will be no reanimated judges, no secret invisible winning compositions, no fake winning free trip to a tropical paradise. Instead, here is the deal:
1. only compositions that are actually visible to all can be submitted and entered.
2. The administrator chinadoll (who will not be allowed to enter the contest) will be the sole judge.
3. Entries must be original compositions.
4. Each person entering may submit multiple compositions.
5. Any composition either already posted or newly posted between 7-18 and 10-31 may be entered. to enter, just post a composition or request that one already posted be entered.
6. Entries will be judged based on originality/novelty, humor, silliness, and fun.
7. All compositions will receive a detailed critique of at 30-50 words in length (if that matters to you) by the administrator
8. The prize for the winner will be the honor of winning.
9. The contest will end 10-31-14 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at this site shortly thereafter.
10. of course, all this is assuming anyone actually enters the contest...
@googlekopf (http://musescore.com/user/22621) introduced me to this short but extremely insightful videoseries on youtube on how to improvise Renaissance style canons. I encourage everyone to watch them all - it will cost you less than 15 minutes and your life will be better :)
The method presented is extremely simple and the result is guaranteed not to offend the ear. It might not be beautiful but it is at least a very good start, especially since you can literally improvise it.
I just tried it out myself and with just a few minutes I got this result:
Enjoy! And share your results as well :)
EDIT: Here's another background article that treats this method:
I am looking for some music for my young band to play at concerts and competitions.
I need 3 Cornet/Trumpet parts, 1 Euphonium part, 2 Baritone parts, 3/4 Trombone parts, 1 Tuba part and 2 Horn parts. I do not mind if their is not all the parts since i can do them myself. I just need inspiration.
I have been looking for a SATB version of this for ages now but it seems to be out of print - its the Rubber Tree Song - Whoops there goes another rubber tree....... Does anyone havea version???
This is probably my favorite group. What about you? :)
In a lot of my arrangements, I intend them to be performed by my 8 person a cappella group and our beatboxer. Is there any standard way to notate what I would like him to do, besides just going in with drums and renaming the line to Beatboxer? I'd be interested to see someone else's solution to this.
Hey there, I'm new to this group. I play the alto saxophone but I'll be switching to french horn a couple weeks into school. I'm switching because the alto saxophone is really boring to me now. I can't wait, I've played a little bit of french horn before and it's awesome! And I might be keeping my username the same, because I like it, lol. So, if you have and tips and things like that, that'd be greatly appreciated!
I would love to start my own A Capella group but I don't know how! Can someone tell me how to get started?
I wrote some new lyrics for https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Eternal_Father,_Strong_to_Save
and was wondering if anyone would be interested in arranging for the second 4 verse version.
Do any of you guys have trouble formatting your arrangements to print? It always seems like it's either too big and takes a million pages or too small on the page. What can I do to make my arrangements look decent without killing too many trees?
I've edited and uploaded a lot of canons and rounds. Feel free to use whatever you find there. The group is named "Canons". And, of course, if you have some sheet music to add to the group, I'm grateful.
Ist diese Methode Noten zu verteilen sinnvoll und nützlich?
Funktioniert's mit den MuseScore Songbook Apps für iOS und Android?