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Embouchure

Hi, so I've been playing saxophone for about five years now, but for all this time I haven't been able to play longer than about 30 minutes when I practice. If anyone have some tips how to improve my embouchure I'll be very grateful. Thanks

Tolkien Trailer!

So for those of you who know literally anything about me, you will know that I have.....a slight obsession with the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Fox Searchlight is making a movie on the life of this amazing author, and they just released another trailer. So, I figured I'd share it with you. :D

Help me read please?

This seems like the place to ask beginner level questions so please may I? 
About me; You will have heard my story many times over - I took some lessons years ago and recently found myself wanting to get back in. I was being tutored back then and although I took some lessons over some years I don't think i ever got out of the gate really. I have next to no skill and zero confidence but i want that to change. At this point I have very basic reading skills, given a simple enough piece and enough time to study it and practice I can get a melody and baseline going.

So anyway, with a renewed gusto and a determined mindset that this time i will self study, i found myself here looking for music to play. Beatles, that's a good place to start right? simple, easy and everyone knows the tunes.
Penny lane, that's a goodun I say to myself and then BOOM i hit my first snag. 
The score:-
user/1450996/scores/3872571


second measure, the first notes in bass line require a G in two octaves, the higher G remains held while the lower notes descend further. How is this played?  the stretch is impossible or am i reading it wrong?

thank you for humouring my idiocy.

MuseScore 3 crashed after adding MuseScore Drumline!

I had a perfectly good MuseScore 3 working program, after upgrading to the latest version 3.0.5. There was a link to download MuseScore Drumline, which I clicked and installed the extension. Now I can't get MuseScore to load at all!

I've re-downloaded it but Windows 10 refuses to open it. All I get is increased CPU and Memory usage and eventually I have to close the unopened app.

Any suggestions?

Competition No.3 - COMPOSER IMITATION

It's time for our third competition! :D
For this contest, simply create an original composition imitating the style of a well-known composer of your choice.
- Any instrumentation is fine
- Keep it under 5 minutes long
- The composer you imitate can be either living or dead, but must be generally known
- All entries must be received by March 24th, 2019
- Enter your compositions in this discussion
- Each user may only submit one piece

- Voting will begin on the March 25th, 2019 and will continue for a week or until 20 votes have been received, whichever is longer.
- In case of a tie, voting will continue until the tie is broken
- The winner will become an administrator of the Piano Compositions group!

Issues converting PDF with Audiveris

Hi everybody,

I got 11 pieces to prepare for next week and I'm too slow reading *PANIC*
I found about Audiveris https://musescore.com/import !
worked fine the first pdf but then kept the second pdf in queue since yesterday without any result, all scores have good quality, contrast an not so complex!

Is there a way to take out the music out of queue so I can retry for example?

Can I do the computing with my machine instead of queue it somewhere? 
and/or
Did somebody tried to install Audiveris from the Github repo?
I have a Mac and before installing a virtual machines for running Windows so I can install it I wanted to make sure it works etc!

Thank you for any tips or advices :D

Aladin

Thanks for invitation. I am a novice to music.

I am a novice to music, but not to math or science.  I am not sure that a scientist understands his use of the word "theory" the same way a musician or composer understands his use of the word “theory.”  

A scientist observes events and facts, and asks questions about them.  He designs an experiment to answer the questions.  After a number of experiments, he gets an idea, say, how the green stuff is working in a plant.  He confirms or refutes his answers to the questions.  After more work -observing and experimenting - his ideas about what is happening come together as a hypothesis.  The green stuff in leaves has something to do with making food for a plant to use.   You can bet other scientists who are interested in the subject are hard at work experimenting to get results that may or may not agree with earlier experiments about the green stuff.  When a lot of experimenting by a lot of people produces a lot of agreement about what is happening, a “theory” about photosynthesis emerges.  There was no “theory” of photosynthesis to start with.

I do not get the impression the foregoing process applies to music folks.  Maybe some music workers could explain how they work with respect to “theory.” 

I like water

water is the one compound that breaks the law of both physics and chemistry, water expands when it freezes, hot water freezes faster than cold water, the molecule H20 is the 2nd most common molecule found in the universe, the water we have in our body probs been in the dinosaurs b4, water droplets can move up a vertical surface if pulled by other water droplets, water entered our planet millions of years after our planet was formed//////

Android MuseScore app fails to open MuseScore files

 
The MuseScore app (with the integrated Songbook functionality) fails to open MuseScore files (e.g. on the file system or as e-mail attachments). The MuseScore app is simply not suggested as an app to open a .mscz file with.

Any other users having issues with this?

The good old MuseScore Songbook app (not available anymore for new users) doesn't have any problems with that on my Android devices.