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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

I need music. Please. Thank you. :)

Okay, I'm gonna keep this short. I have a quintet comprised of 2 violins, viola (me), cello, bass. We are all in 8th grade, moving on to our Freshman year. If someone could please help me find some music to keep our quintet alive, please let me know. I would like "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, but anything that is upbeat and exciting would be nice. We are more dedicated than your typical middle-school players, however still require some simple music. Thank you!