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Imagine if you could save lyrics with midi (Karaoke files) and export as 2 options: "KAR file (MIDI File with lyrics)" and "KAR file with chords"

This is a request that goes back to at least 2015 and I have formally requested this feature again (see ) - to create KAR files, and kar files with chords. This would allow us to use a real Karaoke Player, such as the free van Basco player ( ) app for practice, performance, learning, teaching, audience sing-along, etc. It's high time for this feature after 10 years.

Do you realize the numbers of  school teachers, and church choir leaders would would find this useful for teaching, conducting parishioners, choruses etc.? And why not lyrics from several voices simultaneously? Why, people might even have FUN with these files (heaven forbid)!!

Do you realize how useful these files could be with karaoke software?! I am a programmer and I see the arguments as "beside-the-point" and not at all insurmountable.  In fact, there may be no reason why more than one part's lyrics couldn't be saved and scrolled in a karaoke app in parallel.

Read my request where I address the programmer's objections. With all the lyric-typing I do I am disappointed/insulted that I can't export the lyrics with the midi. I have searched high and low and the closest software I can find to a solution is Serenade ( ) which is far from as perfect for this as MS would be. Please help promote the idea at (see ) !!

MDL + More

In addition to MDL, I think many could agree that MuseScore also needs MFE (MuseScore Front Ensemble), to work in conjuction with MFE as a soundfont. I understand it is hard to get nice sounds on an open-source software, but it would be nice to have. Here are suggestions for the soundfont in mind:

- Marimba (with 3 hardnesses); the marimba sounds a little bit like a toy xylophone with a deeper voice. It doesn't sound very rich.
- Vibraphone (with 3 hardnesses); the vibes don't exactly sound metallic enough
- Xylophone (with 2/3 hardnesses)
- Glockenspiel (with 2 hardnesses)
- Chimes/Tubular bells (with 2 hardnesses); the chime sound isn't round enough and is a bit abrasive in timbre

- Crotales
- Gong (PLEASE)
- Suspended/China cymbals with pre-recorded rolls and hits on different sizes (similar to what VDL does)

And as well, a nice function that could be EXTREMELY useful is the ability to upload samples into a score by mp3 or wav.

RSA Contest 5 - Roast Something - RESULTS

Hey everyone! All the results are in for this contest!

So, the winner is...


Congrats to ♫𝒩𝑜𝒷𝓁𝑒𝐸𝓌𝑒! Your piece received a near perfect score of 39.667/40! Great work :D

Her submission for this contest, as well as a link to her profile, will be featured in the group description for a month. She will also be featured in the RSA Hall of Fame, and there will be an updated banner to congratulate her!

Here are the results; scores have been averaged among all three judges. Thank you to everyone who put forth a submission for this contest. It means a lot :)

Average Score: 31/40
Median Score: 31.833/40

If you want to know your results, you can PM me for them. I want to respect people's efforts by not publicly spreading them.

It's uncertain when exactly the next contest will be, but it will likely be around December 2019 or January 2020. I'm doing the contest earlier this time because not that many people entered, so I want to try to make the next prompt more accessible so that more people can join. Again, thank you to everyone who joined, and congratulations to ♫𝒩𝑜𝒷𝓁𝑒𝐸𝓌𝑒!