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Sonata in progress, want feedback

I am recomposing my third piano sonata. I lost it when my dad's old computer died. So far, I have the introduction composed with a simple scalar octave figure in the right hand and the melody in the bass. I have an accelerando as well as the average note length getting faster to build up tension. That sudden forte chord is on purpose. Not just for sudden dynamic changes but also to give a sense of release after the lengthy, accelerating, piano passage.

I am dedicating this sonata to Ludwig Van Beethoven, so it makes sense to borrow Beethoven's techniques like the sudden dynamics. I would like some feedback on this introduction. Here's the link:

What do you think of it?

I'm the new owner

Hey Guys!
I'm Phia and I'm the new owner of this group.
I really hope to improve this group to the best of my abilities so if you have anything you'd like me to do let me know!
I'm also hoping to get a few more Admins for this group so if you'd like to become one just tell me!
Have a good night!


Hey guys, so I got an invite to join this group, so that's cool. I'm Lizante, if you didn't know that already, a random Nintendo otaku who also loves anime. I play viola and will not tolerate any viola jokes unless they're genuinely funny. That's all you need to know, hope we can be friends! ^^

Who views my work before I do?

I could not help but notice that whenever I upload something at least one person (as many as 4) "view" it before I do. I'd like to think its the folks at Mariinsky or the Amsterdam Concertgebouw checking me out, but I rather think something more cynical. There are a few thousand people in this corner of the universe and I doubt it is immune to malfeasance. I'm sure the work of many MS people are stolen. I'm also NOT blaming you folks who run this place and only wish I had the tech savvy to come up with a solution. work is uploaded with my name and avatar and there is a record of the date of upload, yes? Can I assume this (along with manuscript or hard copy) is some sort of protection in the event the scapegrace is discovered?
Also, I had noticed Mark Sabatella had an idea for a conduit to direct MS compositions and arrangements to performers which he put forth on this page. As yet I've seen no follow up, no doubt he is busy with Version 3 and all his teaching and video activities (quite a load for one person). I think this is essential -  as long as our work is available to charlatans we should have a conduit towards good application. MS prides itself in its score reproduction. Lets get our work in the right hands, too. We should advance his idea and do what we can to assist. Thanks.

Coming Back From a Case of Writer's Block

Hello everyone!

I'm writing a piece for the concept of the Zodiac Signs, Cancer and Capricorn, and I was wondering if I could get some critique. I'm using a Concert B Mixalodian (spells it wrong every time) Scale as a base. It is the universal tone that represents both of the signs. I'm mainly stuck in the areas between my cadences. I have amazing ideas that I want to put into this piece; however, I keep getting stuck with E major and A major chord progressions. If anyone has suggestions, here is the link to my piece:


I know one of the biggest challenges for most new musescore users is how to add tremolo and pizzicato to strings, and mute to trumpets. I know it baffled me for a while, but I want to spread the word on how it is done in a way that it will generate actual AUDIO PLAYBACK!!!!!


(I will be using tremolo as an example, but the process is exactly the same for pizzicato and mute.)

Step 1: Click on the note where you want to start. When that note is highlited (usually in blue), click Ctrl + T (Or use the menu to do Create > Text > Staff Text).

Step 2: Type whatever you want here, although just to avoid confusion, you should write "tremolo" Or even some specific directions, like "Slow Tremolo" or "Furious Tremolo".

Step 3: Click away from the text box. Now drag it until it is in a suitable place. (The text box will often initially be created inside of some notes, so just make sure it is clearly out of the way, yet right above the notes you want to start the tremolo at, similar to if you wanted to add a tempo text box.)

Step 4: Right Click on the text box you just created, and in the dropdown box, click Staff Text Properties.

Step 5: Check the "Channel" box, and then click the Tremolo option.

Step 6: At this point, you are done, and musescore will play the tremolo sound. However, if you want your piece to be readable and playable by musicians, you should add real musical tremolo marks onto the notes, via the palette on the left. (The same one that has dynamics, lines, Accidentals, etc.) THESE MARKINGS DO NOTHING FOR THE MUSESCORE PLAYBACK, BUT ARE NECESSARY IF YOU WANT THE PIECE TO BE PLAYABLE BY MUSICIANS.


Let me know if you have any questions, and try to spread the word! I will be copying and pasting this discussion in as many groups as I can! Thank you all and please give me feedback!

(P.S. you will probably not be seeing any more compositions from me for a while. I am currently working on a LARGE orchestral suite, hopefully over an HOUR LONG. This will be in the form of a full soundtrack as a demonstration of what I can do. I have no movie to go along with, but I will via text tell the listener what is supposed to be happening. I wanted to say this to explain my soon to be absence from the sheet music list. I will keep listening, commenting, and participating in discussions, however!)

New Piano Roll Feature on the

Today marks the release of MuseScore Piano Roll. Piano Roll is a popular and convenient method to display piano notation in a way that not only simplifies learning a new piece for novice musicians who lack a teacher, it also beautifully visualizes each score.

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Give it a try by simply clicking on the Piano Roll icon now available on all solo piano scores. Be sure to tell us what you think in Improving!

All of these improvements are designed to not only make the most valuable resource online for sharing and discovering great musical works but for learning them as well.

We hope you’ll be as excited about this new feature as we were to create it for you, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

This is just the first of an exciting series of updates and releases for MuseScore PianoRoll; we're already hard at work on improving the experience!

Welcome to The Composers!

Hey you Composers out there!
(Looks like I can pin discussions now! Hehehe >:) )
Welcome to this group, and thanks for joining! Compose, arrange, share tips and experience, and participate in contests. Share your music and get it heard! Discuss whatever you please!
Thank you for joining this group!
First of all, let's go over some general rules.
1. No spamming. It's really annoying.
2. Don't be mean. Also, minimal swearing please. If you want to swear a lot go to a swearing club or something.
3. Anyone can make contests!
4. Discuss whatever you want, but don't go to far please. *cough* MusixFox *cough*
5. (The most important rule) Have fun!