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Ok... here's what's happening...

Ok… after a long time, I’ll start the first competition with this:
You need to compose a song in a 5/4 time signature. Nothing else, just this.
I haven’t seen many songs with this odd time signature, so try and get creative.

Due date: 30/4/19
—Prizes—
If you win, you'll get to be in the 'Hall Of Fame' (under construction, due to be open at 29/4) and the banner will congratulate you until the next competition.

Ok, if this seems like the RSA competition, I talked this with Rebecca... and I wanted to open a competition group under the RSA name... but since she already started a competition, I decided to start a seperate group. You can tell me if you have a better idea for the prizes. 


Don't be put off by some long, lengthy composition. A short one has an equal chance of winning as a long one (tho- not too long eg. 20 pages, because that's not fun- at all).

--Judges--
Due to the small (but growing) group, I'll take the first judge that offers, but cannot participate (because it wouldn't be fair, would it?). If you want to be a judge, you have to have messages enabled so we can talk about things. :D

Do you think EA will screw Jedi Fallen Order up?

EA has proven to ruin what could've been a great game multiple times. They don't make it as cool as they built it up to be. And in order to get the full gaming experience of something lots of times you're going to have to spend incredible amounts of money. Now with the release of the New Jedi Fallen Order game coming in November. I'm very skeptical. But EA is working with another company on this game, so I'm not sure how it will turn out. What does everybody think?  

Grand Staff Piano all on one clef

I used to have software where I just played my usb/midi keyboard, set a quantize level, and it recorded basic music (for beginner students) it quite well.  It would generally separate the treble and bass clef just fine.  I could select and move notes as needed after with my mouse.   

Everywhere I search online and here it talks about separating vocal or band parts, but no discussion on basic piano being split between the two staffs at middle C and tweaking it from there.  It all records on only one clef at a time.  How can I adjust this?  Thanks so much.

Delete Conversation Feature

I realize that the messaging (PM) is simply a beta version right now, so now is a great time to suggest the enabling of each user to delete conversations with other users.  This would be especially useful when conversations become outdated, unwanted, or when the other person deletes their account.  When a conversation is over, one should have the ability to choose whether or not to keep it around as useless clutter, also making other conversations slightly harder to keep track of.  This would be the number one improvement for me right now as a regular user.

WALL OF FAME: The Mini Challenges!

December (Testing out first challenge)
Objective: Write a short story
Winner: Botw Link 

His Story:
"Fallout: Salt Lake Republic Prologue War. War never changes. In April of 2052, the world went into major chaos. It was war that lead the European Commonwealth into destruction. It lead China into invading Alaska. It lead the U.S. into annexing Canada and Mexico. It wasn't until 2077 when the bombs were dropped, and all that remained of the world was cinders. Many people survived in the underground vaults by Vault-Tec, but others weren't so lucky. Many in Southwestern Colorado survived in Vault 62. They began to work to reclaim the nation when it was time. Life in the vault is about to change. 

MuseScore's transition to Freemium and cross-platform access

Hello everyone,

Historically, MuseScore has had two mobile apps for Android: a paid one (Songbook) and a free one (MuseScore). There's also a desktop version of MuseScore where users can have  Pro accounts that are not linked to any of the apps which means they can't use their premium features there.
The vast majority of users use MuseScore Android to browse scores and in only a couple of years of its existence, about a million users have launched it at least once. These numbers inspire us to move forward and continue improving MuseScore products even further. 

Today, I want to announce a significant update that will be released shortly and after which MuseScore will transition to a cross-platform Freemium model.
This means that we'll unify subscriptions and accounts of the two existing apps and the desktop version of MuseScore. This way, Pro users from desktop will finally be able to use all premium features of the mobile app which will help us concentrate our efforts on improving it. 
Why are we doing this?

Our business model is 'Make products, not content' 
We put a lot of effort into improving our products. Mobile apps are a direction that we deem one of the most prospective ones and where we put the most effort into. 
While some companies make their apps free in stores but ask money for the access to scores, we negotiate with right holders of the scores in order to give our users free access to all public scores provided by our community.
We're searching for new competitive monetization models that will allow us to stay on par with market's powerhouses and we want to achieve this by continuously improving our services. 

All scores should be available to everyone
This is our core value. Any user from any device should have the most convenient way of accessing scores. The main advantage of the freemium model is that it allows all users to explore the app and upgrade their access if they like it enough. And by 'like' we firstly mean quickly and easily finding what users need or getting a lot of views on their own scores.  

Freemium works, it's how the majority of the mobile apps operate
We believe that the freemium model is the most prospective way of the mobile app development and that it'll let us accumulate more resources for turning MuseScore Android from a simple score browser to an invaluable tool for any musician.
Pro users shouldn't have any restrictions when they use our products. From the very first day of our work, we've been thinking how to give more value to pro users. Since then, we've introduced a lot of new features most important of which is being able to access all features of the mobile app. Users who previously bought MuseScore Songbook will soon get the access to the full version of the MuseScore mobile app (to get the access you’ll need to log in to your new account). 

Freemium means free
We'd like to note that these changes don't mean our apps will be hidden behind a paywall. The key functions of the app such as search and playback will remain free. However, some extra features like the offline access, opening scores from the local storage and a couple of others will be paid. 

We want more feedback and more ideas
We want to make our apps the best and the most useful for beginners and pros alike. That’s why we want to implement as many helpful instruments as we can and looking forward to receiving feedback from you. Bringing all products together will let us concentrate on developing them. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to share them here or in the ‘Improving MuseScore’ group. Thanks for reading!