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Which Professional Sax Should I Invest In?

The local music store here, Groth Music (Also the biggest music store in Minnesota) has three different professional tenor sax models for sale, at least that’s what shows on their website. If they have more, I’ll look into it. For now, I just want to know if there are opinions.

The options are:

Selmer Paris Professional Model 54JU Tenor Saxophone

Selmer Paris Professional Model 84 Tenor Saxophone

Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone

Btw, I’m leaning towards the Custom Z because I want one with black lacquer so I can look cool at school :P

Am confused...

backstory: I was fooling around on musescore and I made a piece(wow am i rightXD) but I have no clue how to categorize this piece, its giving me alot of anxiety cause I don't know what it is, its not finished(not intending to cause its weird). I am so unqualified for identifying genres after like the 1600s, if someone could help me with this uncomfortable struggle that'd be a lot of help thanks!

Edit:also is there a genre that no piece fits in? just curious
 
https://musescore.com/user/2760916/scores/5665218

Back again with those bops(dont evenXD)

So like, another story, its really short, one of my music teachers before the break asked me to compose a piece for him after hearing that I wrote music, so Im planning on sending him this when its done(just probably simple ternary or something the A part is finished) but this is also an idea to what i refer as non-paradigm music and something that shouldnt exist Ie a song thats 100 hours long written by a 5 year old, probably should get back to that clarinet concerto...*wink wink*(cough definitely not promoting my future music here)
Heres the link to the song that defines my style, something along those lines
 
https://musescore.com/user/2760916/scores/5665910

Addolora - a thoughtful piano piece - let me know what you think! Thanks! :)

https://musescore.com/user/10558386/scores/5665667
A thoughtful and melancholy piece for piano solo. 
I am not sure about the key signatures - I seem to be having a mental block about which key signature(s) to use - any advice?
If you enjoy listening to my composition please let me know. I am so grateful for all the comments I have received on my pieces so far. THANK YOU! 😀

Variations on "Your Best Friend"- COLLABORATIVE PROJECT!

  
So, I had this idea going through my head- why don't we, the composers of MuseScore, collaborate on a "theme and variations" piece? People who want to collaborate to this piece will be given a month to add a variation of a theme that I have chosen to the overall piece. Once the month is over, every variation (including a few of my own that I create) will be compiled, an outro will be added to the piece, and I will submit the piece to be performed by my school string orchestra. Doesn't this sound exciting? :) (This is open to all of MuseScore, BTW)
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HOW IT WILL WORK-
I have already chosen the theme that everyone will be working with- Flowey's theme, "Your Best Friend" from Undertale. (plz no hate, thx). I have also already made an intro, arranged the theme, and have added a variation of my own to the piece.

YOU (the composers of MuseScore) have until 8/31/2019 to come up with an up to 5-minute variation of your own to add to the score. (The score can be accessed here- https://musescore.com/user/5088096/scores/5664927)

Once you have created your variation(s) and are ready to add it/them to the score, you have 3 ways to submit it-
1. Post a comment on the score (or on this thread) linking the variation to me.
2. Message me through MuseScore with the link (file?).
3. (most recommended) Email me at tornadodog33@gmail.com with your link or MuseScore file. (DO NOT SPAM ME, HARRASS ME, OR COME TO ME WITH UNSOLICITED OFFERS. I WILL FLAG YOU AND REPORT YOU.)

Once your variation is in my hands, I MAY OR MAY NOT edit it so that it is clear, readable, involves enough members of the orchestra, and so that it links up with the preceding and forthcoming variations. I also will add some of my own variations to the piece. 

 Once the deadline is past, I WILL NOT accept any more variations to the piece. This is when I finalize the variations, add an outro, and submit the piece to be considered for performance. All people who entered their variations will be credited (person to variation- if you made the variation, you will be credited on that variation.)
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RULES FOR ENTRY-
1. DO NOT ADD ANY MORE INSTRUMENTS. This piece is for a string orchestra with a piano and 4 percussionists (1 mallet, 3 untuned)- NO MORE. I will not accept you adding any more instruments (i.e. woodwind, brass, keyboards/synths, more percussion lines, etc.) to the score. At the very most, I MAY allow you to add ONE *OPTIONAL* woodwind or brass instrument (or solo voice) that can be replaced by an instrument that I have already placed in the score (string or piano). Any more than that, and I WILL NOT accept it until you rewrite your variation so it fits in the already-existing score format.

2. KEEP IT PLAYABLE. I intend this piece to be played by real human beings, who have limitations that a computer doesn’t. Therefore, PLEASE, for the love of GOD, don’t give me a bunch of string block chords or insane 128th-note passages that would SHREAD someone’s fingers if they even attempted to play it. That is an absolute NO-NO, and I will not accept your variation until you get serious and give me something that’s actually GOOD.

3. IF YOU MAKE A VARIATION, LET ME KNOW. I have ways of finding out if you purposely tried to hide your variation and pass the entire piece off as your own. And if I find out that you intentionally tried to violate MY copyright, I WILL DEMAND that MuseScore take down your piece. (However, I can understand if you merely forgot, or problems came up with you sending it to me. But, if I find a variation that wasn’t sent to me, I WILL assume that you tried to hide it intentionally, until I find out otherwise.)
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So, what are you waiting for?! START COMPOSING and HAVE FUN! :)
Original piece: https://musescore.com/user/5088096/scores/5664927
My Email: tornadodog33@gmail.com

Variable speed arpeggio

in Piano

Hi

I'm working on a piece in 4/4 that involves an ascending and descending 3 octave arpeggio which spans each measure with the last note beginning the next measure. The arpeggio starts slow on Bb2 and increases speed ending on Bb5, then reverses using both hands.

How would I go about notating this? Since there are 18 notes in the arpeggio with a variable speed, it's hard to figure out how to fit it into the time. ;-/ 

I'm VERY new to music theory :)