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Biography [7] Phia_Jo

Don't let the world steal your happiness.
That's her byline, and Musescore users will agree that Sophia F (aka Phia_Jo) lives by it. A member since 2017, Phia_Jo currently has one score posted to her account, but her greater involvement lies in the community, as an active participant in RSA, The Debate Group, and over fifty other groups. Recently, Musescore News was pleased to interview her...

News: Let's start off by hearing something about you that most people might not know.
Phia:  I can absolutely not start a conversation. I’m pretty outgoing once I start talking to people but if I’m in a room with a bunch of strangers, I’ll probably hide in the corner.

News: Wow! Well, now that the conversation is started...You've been with us for two years, but looking back, what did you expect when you joined Musescore?
Phia: I originally joined just to find sheet music, I was ecstatic that there was a place that I could find my favorite scores easily (and for free :D)

News: Obviously, though, Musescore has had a different effect.
Phia: TOTALLY different! I didn't know anything about the community when I joined. And now I'm on Musescore several times a day... Musescore has really inspired me to work harder at my music. It has also brought me into a community that is very passionate about their music and has made me more passionate about mine.

News: Speaking of your music, do you have a favorite score? What are your goals in that area?
Phia: I only have one posted on Musescsore and it is AWFUL. But, I have one that I just composed and have not yet posted that I love. It’s called ‘Almost Like a Dream’ and it just gives me the feeling of being in between worlds. If I go forward with music I would really like to be a singer-songwriter. I’ve written a few songs and it is really something I love. And also, being a musical theater singer would be awesome too.

News: Very cool! On a lighter note, do you have any amusing or embarassing stories to share?
Phia: oof, probably last Christmas when a guy asked me out. I kinda just stood there with my mouth open for a second then I said “maybe” and ran. I had to email him later to say no, and every time I have seen him since then has been very awkward.

News: And to close, you've always been a positive, upbeat presence on Musescore. But we all have our days. How do you manage stress, and is music a part of that?
Phia: Sometimes I’ll sit at my piano and just play something really depressing, other times I’ll listen to some music or read a book.

This completed our interview with Phia_Jo, composer, vocalist, and pianist. Whether debating, hanging out in RSA, or concocting Musescore pranks with her "twins", she's made Musescore a happier place. Check out her profile here:
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and thanks again to @OatmealBlonde for another wonderful biography.

An Idea for the Benefit of Composers

It’s common knowledge that Musescore’s playback is not the best. Many of us dream about having a real group play them, but how realistic is that? Not many professionals will play our pieces; however, there’s a program many of us are aware of called NotePerformer, a program that allows your pieces to be interpreted by a human-like AI. There are two major problems, though—it’s pretty expensive, and MuseScore doesn’t support it. That means that you would also need to buy a program (like Sibelius) that does support it.

Once in a while, you might see someone with NotePerformer on Musescore. You might have noticed them putting people’s pieces through the program and sending them a version with amazing playback quality. How can we all have access to this? I have a solution.

A group should be started. This group would consist of composers and people with NotePerformer. We would gather as many people with NotePerformer as possible, and they would put scores they like into the program and send them back to us. Basically, the group would be like a collection of us and orchestras ready to play pieces by not-so-famous composers. Why not? The only issue is figuring out who the founder should be and making people aware. In order to have access to our own pieces sounding like live performances, we need to work together to form this group. If you’re interested, could you leave a reply? I would like to see if this is an idea worth pursuing. Thanks!

A review of page rules.

This page was created for guitar players and any music related for the guitar. Style and genre is not important as long as the music posted is guitar related. However, scores that do include the guitar MUST actually be playable on the guitar or the score will be removed. No offense is intended toward anyone who uses the guitar for composition and tonal purposes only BUT the Everything Guitar page is intended for Guitarist and Guitar Composers who are interested in researching ,sharing, and discovering guitar oriented music that is actually playable on the guitar itself.  If these guidelines are not met the piece will be removed. These rules do NOT apply concerning seemingly impossible virtuoso techniques with proper practice and instruction to accomplish.  These rules apply to guitar pieces or guitar parts within scores that include chord structures legitimately impossible to execute on the instrument. If anyone feels as though their piece has been wrongfully removed due to these guidelines you may resubmit the piece with the fingering necessary to accomplish such techniques.  Using notes within the range of the guitar doesn't make the combinations of those notes or chords playable. Please do not take these rules as a message to not compose for the guitar if you are not a guitarist. DO take this message as an invitation to seek council How to properly notate passages for the guitar if you are not a guitar player.  Thanks again to all the members who support this group.