i uploaded a few new pieces and i cant seem to get the drumline sounds to play. Other instruments sound fine
First things first, transcribing is the arranging a piece of music for a different instrument or voice. Music engraving is the art of drawing music notation at a high quality for the purpose of mechanical reproduction (music copying at a higher degree of skill and quality). Arranging is the adaptation of a composition for performance with instruments or voices other that those originally specified. Here are a couple of tips for those who want to become a better arranger/transcriber/engraver.
1. Figure out what you want to arrange: Always brainstorm your ideas before you start arranging. A good strategy that I use is writing down/typing my ideas on a document. Then, listen to the song you want to arrange. This gives you an idea on how you want to format your arrangement
2. Get to know your transcribing software: After downloading your software, learn how to use it. There are many tutorials on Youtube and there's the online handbook. A good tip: don't be afraid of your computer keyboard. It's actually a huge advantage.
3. Give credit to the original composer: You should never take someone else's music and call it your own. It's wrong and illegal. Always follow the copyright laws. That doesn't mean you can't use the music. It means you can still use another person's music while keeping all of your rights reserved. Just give that person credit.
4. Don't be afraid of UWI's: What is a UWI?? It stands for Unidentified Weird Instruments. If you don't know what the instrument is, look it up or ask your music teacher. Weird instruments like the ocarina, the kazoo, and many others actually enhance your arrangement and make it sound unique.
5. Never doubt your abilities: Always have self confidence. When you doubt yourself, you're actually hindering your abilities. The way to gain self confidence is to practice.
I started transcribing almost two years ago. I hope these tips are helpful and I wish you good luck as you pursue this art.
How many of you play the flute?
Mine is my rondo for a sonata collab
I will update this weekly
Group is created today! Woohoo! *confetti and stuff falls from sky*
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
I haven't updated this in a while, this group is blowing up now...
Holy cow, this group is blowing up. 8 members in 4 days, wow...
Hmm...Starting to die again...
Welp...I was wrong...
I was very wrong, this group is really blowing up, welp
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.
Okay then, I don't know what to say
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)
So this group is now closing in on 100 members, but we need more discussions!
Wow, 5 more members till 100!
Woohoo! 100 Members!
This group is starting to die
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.
I'm just going to leave this group alone for a while, only update this discussion every once in a while.
When are we going to be able to have marimbas, vibes, etc. be able to have the percussion clef and add instruments to them? This is common practice in front ensemble, so I think it should be a thing. Also, smooth cymbal rolls, not the sound of crash cymbals over and over again in a tremolo.
I'm loving MDL so far; it's everything I've wanted out of Musescore percussion, and more. However, there were a few minor things that I've noticed missing that might make for nice additions.
First off, bass drum shots would be nice. Most lines use rim shots (in addition to clicks) on at least first and second bass, so notation for shots vs. rim clicks on basses might come in handy.
Secondly, a hand mute for Drums 3 and 4 on the tenors would make a nice addition, since skanks (shot on 3rd or 4th followed immediately by mute) are fairly common.
And finally, let me say that I know that Muse is a notation software and not a playback software, so this one might be asking too much: it might be nice to have zone changes (specifically on snare) in playback in the future, just to enhance the difference between guts/halfway/center/etc.
Thanks for reading!
Yay!!!!! I found a great title. Its called Terra Firma
I'm arranging an indoor show about the four elements including the selections:
Opening by Sleeping at Last
In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins
I Burn by Fools Garden
Waves by Dean Lewis
Earth by Sleeping at Last
Any good titles for this show?
And it's Monday again!
Time for another #MuseScoreMonday release!
Check out this drum feature 'Drum Quake 2.0' and let us know what you think
Here's the link:
I'm starting to make videos like this one where I teach you how to play one of my original tenor licks, and MuseScore Drumline has helped me so much in making these kinds of videos! Honestly, I don't know of another program that does what it can do, and I probably wouldn't be able to do this without it.
I hope you guys enjoy the video, I had a lot of fun making it! All the sheet music is on profile on here, and the second video is on the way.
Hey When are we gonna get a good front ensemble update
What is your favorite DCI (Drum Corps International) and/or WGI (Winter Guard International) show? Mine are:
Babylon SCV 2018(DCI)
Metamorph Blue Devils 2017(DCI)
The Uninvited Pulse 2017(WGI)
We The People Vigilantes 2016 (WGI)
Hold On Vigilantes 2017 (WGI)
Drum Corpse Bride The Academy 2016(DCI)
Beast Carolina Crown 2018(DCI)
The Static Vigilantes 2019(WGI)
The Secret Zoo Monarch Independent 2019(WGI)
on bar 127 on this score
look at the third percussion track. i really want to get those percussion sounds, and i don't know what soundfont it is, or what a soundfont even is, if it even is a soundfont, or how to download soundfonts
I was wondering if there are any experienced percussionist who could rewrite drumline and frontline in my dci composition. You can find the piece on my profile to see if it is somerhing that you would like to work on. Feel free to add or take away as many percussion parts as youd like. Please use the MDL snare, tenor, and bass. Message me and ill send you the file and we can work together!
Check out our new score at https://musescore.com/rudimentaldrummers/scores/5472053
Let us know what you think of it!
For those of you who don't know this, I created this group just recently and it would be totally awesome if we had more members. So if you can, spread the word about this group and show some support for mallets.
I just installed MDL 1.2.1, but what are the changes in this version from the previous version?