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Does anyone want to do a Christmas competition? :D

If any of you do, here is what you will be doing!

Write an 'Arrangement' or an 'Original' Christmas song using one of these instrumentations!
INSTRUMENTATION 1:
- French Horn
- 1 of any untuned percussion
- 1 of any tuned percussion OR Piano
- Violins 1&2
- Violas
- Cellos
- Contrabasses

INSTRUMENTATION 2:
- Flute
- Oboe
- 1 of any tuned percussion OR Piano
- Violins 1&2
- Violas
- Cellos
- Contrabasses

INSTRUMENTATION 3:
- Any type of 1 Saxophone
- 1 of any untuned percussion
- 1 of any tuned percussion OR Piano
- Violins 1&2
- Violas
- Cellos
- Contrabasses

***NOTE: you do not need to use ALL the instruments given. Like you could do just Horn and Strings for example. but you cannot mix different Instrumentation Groups***

No time limits, the only limits are your imagination and the instrumentation (and that it has to be Christmas music)! :D

This comp. will not happen if we get less than 5 people, so comment below if you want to, and then post your score's link down below once you have finished it.
*DOES NOT HAVE TO BE POSTED TO MUSESCORE* you can upload to Drive and put that link here too :D
For those who upload to musescore, make sure to put *CMC* in the Title, Thanks!

The winner will receive an UltraHQ Audio!! :DDD
*Conditions for Audio: Must be an original work or a public domain work for Audio. If not, Audio will go to the runner up*

I will decide the deadline once enough people have commented! :D

Really need advice!

Okay, so there's an open evening for an exhibition coming up and I said that I would play piano during the event as sort of background music. I thought I had plenty of music, but after looking through my many folders I realised I didn't have as much as I thought I did. I want to find some easy ish pieces in a classical/elegant style, possibly similar to the music of einaudi and composers alike. If you have found any really good piano solos on musescore then please post the links below! They can be original compositions also if they are in that sort of style. If you can imagine someone playing it in the background them it will be great! Thank you! And I really really hope there are some! They don't have to be yours, just if you find some then please tell me.

Easy? Piano?

I was exited to see that there was a group for sharing easy piano scores as that is what I am looking for at Musescore - easy scores that still sound great as I am not an experienced player.
I was a bit disappointed to find that several of the scores added here dont seem that easy at all - at least not to me.... and not all were for solo piano.....

There are so many groups where you can add your scores so why not keep this group for what it says .... easy piano songs.

Odd Time Signature Advice

I don't know about you, but I used to have trouble with odd time signatures. Here's how I remedied that.

Adam Neely's bass lessons on youtube are amazing sources of knowledge about time signatures and theory in general, and that's where I learned how to experiment with odd signatures. However, just knowledge isn't exactly enough. You have to listen to some and feel the strange signature. A great band to listen to is TOOL (the one with Maynard James Keenan, etc. etc.), as MUCH of their music is in obscure time signatures. Once you get used to those songs, listen to math rock (a good band is Totorro, spelled exactly like the adorable fluff ball of the character from the movie/anime). Try playing a song on your instrument in odd time signatures, and build a new mental metronome to count that timing.

When you're writing in odd time signatures, avoid what Adam Neely calls the "clave" of the time signature. For instance, in 5/4, the "clave" is two dotted quarter notes, then two quarter notes. This is a common 5/4 rhythm, but it's a bit bland when used over and over again (it's used in the mission impossible theme song). There are thousands of rhythmic combination with even just eight notes, so you can pretty much subdivide it however you want to.

That's all the advice I have, if anyone else has some, the you can put it down in the comments, I guess.

Tuukka's Piano School

I started a group called Tuukka's Piano School (https://musescore.com/groups/3630741) for anyone who is interested in improving their piano playing. The group is especially suitable for self learners and beginners who want to learn some basic playing technique and things like chords, but anyone is welcome who wants to try some fun and perhaps a little unorthodox exercises. We'll start when/if there's at least 10 members in the group.

Aspiring Music Teacher

Hi I'm Kassidy-Rose, I'm 16 and would like to study a Bachelor of Music and Education next year. My school does not have classroom music, do this mean I should do a short course to catch-up what I missed in music and music 2. I have Grade 7 piano and Grade 4 theory, I'm working on A.Mus piano and Grade 5 theory.

Thanks

How to roll the Boogie?

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I'm FarrierPete, 62 years of age, MuseScore user since 3 years 26 weeks. (Now on MS 2.02) As I'm new to this group: Nice to meet you.
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Maybe, you like Old Time Jazz, esp. the Boogie, and try to replicate it on your MIDI-Keyboard or on Fluid Synth with MuseScore? Let's talk about your experience, and what your teacher - if you have any - told you about that. Some hints on "How to" and some links to listen to will be welcome, of course.
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To start some discussion:
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I'm a nearly complete self taught amateur (or dilettante?) on a 61-Key-MIDI-Keyboard (as that "Steinway&Sons Grand" was too expensive B^)...) Touch sensitive keys, capable of General MIDI. As Musician, I learned reading scores and playin' recorder 55 years ago (at school), learned pickin' Guitar, mostly (german + celtic) Folk, Folk-Rock, Country & Delta-Blues (all by myself, too), I still play the guitar, but in the last 20 years, a MIDI Keyboard joined my computer(s) as input / output device. I still want to learn more...
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If you wanna hear some examples, you might listen to
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> https://musescore.com/user/28092/scores/954466
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There are eight Boogies in one score... As I still am a simple "free" user (no "pro"), I have to "pile" them into one score.
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Tell me, what you think, and what could be done better.
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Have Fun and: Set the Music free!
Sincerely
F a r r i e r P e t e