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Who here is still active?


I feel old.

A ton of old people that i used to know here are gone or are barely on anymore.

Anyway I'm wondering who here is still active because it feels like everyone I knew disappeared. Like all of the composers I followed except for a few haven't posted anything in months



I'm mnmwert

You may remember me

You may have seen me somewhere on this group before

I'd love to check our your pieces or chat in general. 

Chord Progressions and Structure

Now I have no clue if this group is active at all or not, but does anyone here have any hard experience with East Asian chord progressions and/or resources? I've been looking to get more experienced in this area as I become more fed up with how modern music sounds these days.

It's pretty clear that their style differs greatly from Western style music, which emphasizes more four-chord based progressions relying on the tonic (I). Conversely, I personally find the former to be more interesting, which I've also gathered to be more jazz inspired (in a way) with all those seventh chords.

Unfortunately, the Internet doesn't have much to say on analysis at first glance, only including shallow comments or basic/general ones that don't actually delve into what I'm looking for. It thus makes it difficult to find a resource worthwhile looking at.

That being said, @blushing's analysis have helped me quite a bit to get a better understanding, which felt thorough to me.

Any help you can give me is appreciated. Also, would this get better reception in a large group such as RSA?


Hey so I wanted to make this group so that other people going for composing/scoring degrees can share and discuss :D 
Feel free to add your scores and discussions!
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How long have you known what you want to do and what are your current plans for the future? I'll be going to Berklee college this fall for Film/Game Composing, so I'm really excited!!

Is Music Notation Software Relevant in Music?

Music notation is an age-old practice that was used to capture music in different civilizations. Each culture used their own symbols to write their music, but once the modern western notation came into effect, music has been written uniformly globally.  

Of course, technology can help with the writing of music. A while ago, when taking creative walks, most composers would carry a note pad to write and capture any inspirational music idea that might come their way. Bach’s notation notes are elaborately handwritten, but he would definitely have benefitted from a little technological help like music notation software.

For musical creators, inspiration can be found anywhere, and the urge to write down a piece may come as you walk or even ride the bus. The most important thing is being able to capture the notes as they come to you. With some of the best music notation software, you can work on both your mobile devices like phones or tablets and your computer as well.

[h]Music Notation Software[/h]

Perhaps the best thing about music notation software is that you can share your music creations in a digital format with other musicians in your circuit. Every year, these software become even more sophisticated as new features are added and others tossed out.
However, when choosing a music notation program, it is imperative that it meets these criteria:

  • Has realistic instrument tones
  • An easy to use interface
  • Allows easy note entry
  • Compatible with Mac and PC and also mobile devices if possible
  • Has excellent cloud sharing capabilities

Make sure to try different file formats on it to see how well it interacts with them. This helps with the sharing of music in your music community with other composers.

The Two Best Options
Although most quality music notations software will require you to make a purchase, MuseScore is a free quality option. It offers extensive capabilities such as allowing you to compose music with various instruments like pianos, guitars for bands and orchestras, among others.

Using a Midi keyboard, you can then quickly transfer your recordings to musical scores. This software is set up to be very user-friendly. You can make changes and edits to your music and also share your work by exporting it into other programs or exporting from them. The only glaring limitation to MuseScore is that it does not have a virtual fretboard.

Sibelius is another music notation software that composers lover. Given that your music composing abilities depend on your skill level, Sibelius offers three different software options to suit various capabilities.

The first software option is free but will only allow a maximum of four instrument parts. It is useful for basic scores.

For the more complex score, Sibelius offers another option that will cost you a monthly fee. This option provides 16 different instruments parts. If you want to create customized musical layouts and add unlimited instruments parts to your score, the software gives a more advanced option but at a higher monthly fee.

The above options are excellent but if you are on the market for premium music notation software, check out these top 5 options. These are excellent when you work with a community of other musicians on extremely complex pieces.