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Error reproducing when downloading a file developed under MS version 3.1 beta

@DmitriyPopov 

Hello

I just downloaded one on my account musescore.com a file developed from the software Musescore version 3.1 beta,
 
With Musescore 2
https://musescore.com/user/1630246/scores/5531660

 With Musescore version 3.1 beta,
https://musescore.com/user/1630246/scores/5531641

On the staff of the Piano part, the links between staves do not do this correctly.
See the discussion on the French Forum
 
https://musescore.org/fr/node/287874

Question...

How important, in your opinion, is a professional teacher/organized classes to developing one's compositional talent?
There's a lot of wonderful self-taught composers and musicians out there, but is there a point where "self-taught" can become an excuse to be lazy and undisciplined, just writing whatever sounds good to you whenever you feel like it?
On the other hand, can traditional classes interfere with one's ability to compose freely, where you can pour your time and energy into the music you love without going through the motions to get a good grade? 

Feedback on score so far

This is my first score for wind band (and really my first score in general) and feedback on how to improve the piece would be wonderful. I feel the first section with the woodwinds is too short, but I'm planning on giving them a major part in the third section. (Also, I don't know anything about music theory (because our high school was focused on playing pieces in band rather than music appreciation), so any advice on where to start learning would be appreciated as well.)

A Composition Exercise

I came across this thread about a composition exercise ---> https://musescore.com/groups/29328/discuss/5032409 and found it rather interesting and worth a try.

Basically...

Composition exercise by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski(1882-1937) given to his student.

It goes as follows:
16 bars divided into 4x4 bar segments
Tonic chord at the beginning
At bars 7/8 modulate to dominant(in major) or relative major(in minor)
In bars 9/10 write a sequence
In bars 11/12 write another sequence
In bars 13/14 thematic return should occur
In bar 16 coda
And at the bottom: "best subdominant, dominant and tonic, perfect cadence."

Do upload your scores should you try them out!
 

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Self-introduction!!!

Hi everyone!

Since this group is about learning composition from each other, I feel that it would be great if y'all could introduce yourselves in this group so that we could better learn from each other!

Probably just mention your composition experience/why and what (and how) you compose/instruments you play/hobbies/basically anything

So i'll start...

I recently graduated from high school last year, and I've been composing since around 12 yo. I started composition seriously in high school during my 'A' level music studies. I normally compose in the classical genre, ranging from Baroque to Modern styles, and I'm still in the pursuit to find my distinct aesthetic. Also I play the piano, and clarinet (self-taught), and own a couple of other instruments (including toy instruments) :)

(since i'm admin i shall pin this thread haha)

Orchestrating Pathetique, would like some feedback

I have been orchestrating the Pathetique Sonata for the past week or so. It took about 3 days for the Grave and 4 days for the first theme of the Allegro(partly because my computer started glitching out of nowhere. Thankfully rebooting it stops the glitching for 24 hours or more.)

Here is the link to my orchestration:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5526550

I have already gotten feedback on my Grave and made a couple of changes because of that. So I am mostly wanting feedback on my Allegro but more feedback on my Grave I wouldn't mind.