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Biography [1] Jaybird1

welcome everyone to the first biography. I was going to wait two weeks to post this one, but I decided to post it earlier. if you would like one on you just PM me. ok here we go.

          for this first Biography I interviewed Jaybird1. From what I have found out about him. HE IS NOT A BIRD. Sorry to all @Jaybird1 followers. I know this comes as a devastating blow. He does love to watch birds though.
          Now to the more serious side. I asked him why he think he has so many followers and he revealed this: he is a Zelda fan and according to him people love that. he also thinks its because people like him.:][ a lot of people must like, 277 to be exact.] When I asked him if he considers himself successful he skirted around the question by saying" it depends what you meant by successful, I am successful and the things I love, though I procrastinate. I would say I am successful in music. I catch on things pretty quick and I love learning." [paraphrased] His most active follower is...….@lizzapie. Congrats to her.
          on another note, he does not follow you because he likes you, but because he likes you music. Cool Fact for you: he practices on the piano at least 3 hours day. His favorite person on musescore is his 'twin' [if you know tell me] 
         He also gotten to meet the lead guitarist of Maroon 5 and the guy gave him his pick. besides music this guy loves Babies and Coins. [interesting combination] and also his brother [his BF,[those are his words] I found this interesting, he wants to visit Prague, Czech Republic, and Bratislava Slovakia.  

I hope you have enjoyed this first edition of Biographies if you want to see more Join Musescore News and Biographies. 

here is the interview.
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 1.what do you think [your personal opinion] makes people follow you?

Hmm... it depends. There are a lot of people that follow me with Zelda names, and profile pics, so I definitely attract that crowd...xD
But I’d say that the other people follow me because they either know, and have talked to me, or they like me in general. Idk haha!

2. do you consider yourself a successful person?

Depends on what you mean by ‘successful’. xD
I’d say that I’m successful at doing the things I love, though I procrastinate a lot. I’d say I’m very successful at music. I catch on things pretty quick, and love learning.

3. Who are your most active followers?

Statistically, I think it’s Lizzapie. But I have a few other more well known users in my followings.

4. what makes you follow other people [in other words
do you have a checklist]?

I don’t have a particular checklist. Usually I follow someone if I really enjoy their music and I want to see their future scores.
There are extremely rare occasions though that I will follow someone for no musical reason. If I know someone and I like them a lot, I might follow them. It’s pretty rare though.

5. what [in short form] was you starting point in becoming one musescore's top users?

Nothing really. I’m just active in the community, and those comments build up.

6. who are you first and last followers?

My first follower was Pimplup, and my last follower is currently Kat3937

7. how did you become successful?

At MuseScore? There was a point where I was posting a lot of scores pretty constantly. That helped, and then I got more engaged with the community, and that definitely helped.
And if we are talking about music, then I become successful from having such a love for my piano, that I’d practice 3 hours every day just because I enjoy it.

8. who is you favorite person on musescore?

I’ll give you a hint: Some people call him my “twin”. xD

9. just one fun fact about yourself that most people don't know.

I’m not actually a bird. xD

I got to meet the lead guitarist for Maroon 5, and he gave me his guitar pick.

10. what other hobbies do you have besides music?

I’m a coin collector. I have some rare ones too that are pretty cool. If you love talking about coins, I’m your guy. :D
I also love bird watching, and I love going on walks.
I like video games (I LOVE them when I get to play with friends and family. :D)
I love babies, and I love studying, and learning new things about them. From the time at conception, all the way until they are 5 or whatever. :D
I also love car rides as weird as that sounds.
And lastly, My brother. He’s my BF, and we’ve done so many fun things. We have some amazing stories lol. He’s on a mission right now. 438 days to go! :D

11. what is your dream place to visit?

Prague Czech Republic, and Bratislava Slovakia. :D

CCC#1 - "The Watzmann" and Admin/Judge

The wait is over! The first competition is here!

That didn't take long! Thank you to everyone who has joined the group in the last 24 hours or so. :D

So, I have a couple of things to talk about, the first is announcing the competition, the second is regarding Admins and Judges etc, so I want to quickly apologise for the lengthy post.

But let's start with the fun bit!

CCC#1 - "The Watzmann" by Caspar David Friedrich.

"The Watzmann" is a painting by artist Caspar David Friedrich, made in the mid 1820s. It is a fantastic landscape painting, and although I know nothing about art, I absolutely love this painting.

This challenge was inspired by a composition task I was given at school, where we had to write a piece of music inspired by a painting. I chose a different painting by Caspar David Friedrich, which inspired me to look up some more of his art to use for this competition.

So, the challenge is fairly simple: Write a piece of music inspired by this painting, "The Watzmann". I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.

A few quick rules/details:
1) You may use any ensemble of instruments.
2) The piece must be between 1.30 and 5 minutes long.
3)  The piece must be original, not an arrangement.

You will be given a mark out of 10 for your piece, along with some feedback. You have until Sunday 19th May which gives you one month to complete the piece. I will announce the winners as soon as possible after that.

Admin / Judge

So, basically, if anyone would like to be an admin and judge in the competition, please message me. Your job will be to help me mark the scores, and make sure the group runs smoothly. Obviously, you won't be able to participate in any competitions which you help judge, so sorry about that. If no-one wants to, I can do it myself, but it would make things a lot easier for me, so message if you're willing to help. Thanks!


There. I apologise again for the long post. I'd never get away with this on RSA. :/
Thanks again to everyone who helped boost this group to 30 members yesterday. :D
I look forward to seeing all of your entries to the competition. Obviously you don't have to, but if you are entering, it would be helpful if you could just let me know in the comments. Have fun!

- Joe

All of Me (John Legend)

Can someone do a grade 2 version of John Legend's All of Me for Percussion Ensemble? 

I would of course would like to include mallets but also something not heard in the original music which would be auxiliary instruments such as maybe some triangle suspended cymbal or bass drum or just optional drum set.

Counting game anyone?

Literally we are just gonna count and see how high we get. There’s no count breakers, so it’s just for the thrill lol. Feel free to write normal comments, but make sure you include the number we’re on. And don’t make separate replies. Instead, just tag a user. If there is an error and you messed up or whatever, try and edit the comment before you delete it.
Have fun!

Reducing Pain

Hi! I've been practicing the marimba a lot recently, and I have blisters on my fingers. My forearms are very sore and painful too (I can't even stretch them now). Could anyone give me some tips on reducing pain/preventing them in the first place? Thanks in advance!!! 

Need advice about the bassoon

You may or may not know this but I am arranging the Pathetique Sonata for a symphony orchestra. I have gotten to the second Grave section and the notes reach the very lowest register of the bassoon. Before I get too deep into it, I need some advice about the bassoon, preferably from someone who plays the bassoon.

Can the bassoon play pianissimo in its lowest register? Because the last note of the Grave section that I would put in the bassoon part is a B natural below the bass staff. I know the bassoon can be very mellow sounding but can B natural below the bass staff be played pianissimo? If not, then I will just have that note played by the double basses and notate it up an octave from where it is in the piano score to get the desired pitch.

The US has recently fallen to 48th in the world in terms of press freedom (Behind Botswana, Chile, Romania, etc.) - (C)

What does everyone think of this? I personally think that a lot of this is fueled by Trump's constant anti-media rhetoric and it's seriously causing a cancerous culture in the US right now. Anyone else think this? Anyone think that US media is the enemy of the people and that this is good? Opinions welcome