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How I assess groups

Roughly two seconds ago, I posted the first group list. You may have wondered about the tag after the groups' names... Right now I just look for two things: activity level, and type of posts you can expect to find.

Activity Level
At this point, I'm pretty lenient. If a group has at least two different people post within the last few weeks, it's active. Somewhat active refers to groups that have new posts in the last month or so. Low activity denotes groups that haven't had new posts in a loooong time. And groups that have several new posts daily are ranked as highly active

Type of Posts
 Discussion posts refer to posts such as "how's your day going" "what type of music do you like to write" and general get-to-know-you topics. I appreciate groups with a fair amount of discussion posts, since it shows that the members of the group care about getting to know each other. Feedback posts refer to posts like "hey guys, check out my music" "I finished a sonata, critiques please" etc, etc. If a group is feedback-heavy, you can probably join it and share all your music without worrying that someone will say you're spamming the group. And naturally, mixed-type means that the group has a fair amount of both discussion and feedback posts.

Thoughts? Suggestions? What lists should I work on next??? 

Composers/Original Compositions

Okay, kids, here goes nothing. A handful of groups for composers. For more information, see my post "How I assess groups":  

  Musescore Composers (highly active, mixed-type posts) 

  Composers: The Next Generation (active, feedback posts)
  Amateur Composers (somewhat active, feedback posts)
  Composing Scores (somewhat active, feedback posts)
  High School Composers (active, mixed-type posts)
  Teenage Composers (somewhat active, discussion-heavy posts)
  The Group for Young Composers (somewhat active, feedback posts)
  Decent self taught,teen composers (somewhat active, feedback posts)
  Christian Composers (Somewhat active, mixed-type posts)

 Relatively inexperienced Composers (Somewhat active, mixed-type posts)

  Original Compositions (Active, mixed-type posts)

  Original Music of any Kind (Active, mixed-type posts)

 Self-taught Composers (Active, feedback posts)

 De-Composers (We Take Stupid Seriously) (Low activity, mostly discussion posts)

  Composer Prodigies (Low activity, mostly discussion)

 Artists whose passion to compose outweighs their ability (Low activity, mostly discussion)

 Piano Compositions (Active, mostly feedback)

Create or save edited instrument - string tunings

I am using MuseScore to convert folk tunes in notation to Tenor Banjo tab, adding a banjo tab stave then copying the notation stave to the tab stave - a great facility, very easy and convenient to use.

I have not found a ready made banjo setting that has strings tuned G,D,A,E in the MuseScore instrument list, so I have to edit each string each time I add a banjo tab stave. Can I save my string tuning to MuseScore as a new or edited instrument?

Still a lot of bugs in songbook!

- Transfer of musescore songs via Airdrop does not work as it used to before. As a workaround I have to use a USB-cable and iTunes for transfer of songs from Mac Os to IOS.
- Not all formerly transmitted songs don't shine up in songbook.
- In version 2.1.15 the mixer for switching instruments on or off and adjusting volumes doesn't show up. There is an empty white space.
- Hyphens and Underline in Lyrics look ugly as a bold black bar.

I'm still not able to use songbook in choir rehearsals as I used to do before the last big update was released. I'm very disappointed because I paid money for the features that are vanished now and are not yet reproduced!

Please don't post "Please look at my new piece!" here. Just post your piece here, and we'll all see it!

Yes, this group is here precisely so that others can look at your new piece. Posting your piece here accomplishes exactly that; no "advertisement" among the discussions is necessary, and as more and more "ads for posted pieces" are posted, the value in the discussion page becomes harder and harder to find.  I suspect no one on the verge of doing so will read this, but I can try.