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Composing Playoff Contest

A composing playoff is a contest with 3 rounds (sometimes more depending on how many people enter on the first round). The first round anyone can enter their pieces in. When at least 5 people enter the contest, a few members (selected by me) will judge the top 3 winners. In the 2nd round, the top 3 will then compose another piece for the round. Then the same judges will judge the top 2. Then in the 3rd round (the final round), the last 2 winning contestants will compose yet another piece. Then the judges will judge the 1 winner of the round. The judges will vote on the reward for the winner.

Troubleshooting sax reed positioning

I need some help solving a problem I have with my bari sax. Sometimes it plays just fine, sometimes it takes a LOT of air to get it to make a sound. I've deduced that my reed is the cause of the problem, predictably, but I'm not sure how.

Today, for example, it was playing perfectly for roughly the hour I was practicing. Then I started to hear my spit buzzing in the instrument, so I took off the reed, wiped off the excess spit, wet it again for good measure, and put it back on. Now, no matter how I move or readjust the reed, it just won't make a noise unless I put a great deal of air through the instrument. I have adjusted the position and tightness of the ligature, the position of the reed, and my embouchure, but nothing is fixing it. Any suggestions on what the problem could be?

Thanks!

COMPETITION GROUP!!!

  Hey guys and girls!!!! I've made a competition group. It's called Composition competition Generation X (alias CCgenX, cause the name is too long :P). We are expecting new members, and we will start a competition when we have 50 members. The WINNER of each competition will get FREE SOUNDFONTS sponsored by Vanguardian studios!!! We have a judge panel which is not yet finalized, but here are it's members; 
1. Keystring Composer (myself)
 2. Lizzapie (You all know her :D) 
3. Jaybird1 (One of the judges of the most successful competition groups in Musescore which is Jay's and John's challenges :D) 
You ALL are invited!!!
 JOIN NOW!!!
Here's the link:  
https://musescore.com/groups/composition-competition-generation-x

Music programs in different countries

Hey ya'll I'm 15 y/0 tenor player from Australia and was wondering what music programs you guys have in the countries your in. My school has a Stage Band which plays jazz swing and pop music (which i'm in) which consist of 5 saxes (2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 1 Barri), 4 Trombones (3 Tenor 1 Bass), 4 trumpets, 2 basses as well as a piano player and drum/percussion. 
We also have a concert band made up of all the band instruments which usually plays movie themes and marching pieces (but we never march)

Just wondering what other countries experience and if they like it. 
Thanks for reading!

String Quartet Arrangement Advice

Hi folks!

Hope I'm not intruding on the group, I'm not much of a classical string player but I'm looking for advice from some. I'm working on my first string quartet arrangement and I was just wondering of some of you folks might be so kind as to take a look over the score and let me know if you see any glaring errors or idiosyncrasies.

https://musescore.com/user/26172206/scores/5942555

Thanks,
Hannah

Cello

Hi All, 
I am a cellist and have been playing for over 5 years. I am looking for some fun pieces to play. I am not as far as I want to be with my playing as I've been kept back for a while now. If anyone has any suggestions that would be much appreciated. Many thanks!