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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!

Conclusion

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
 

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. 
 

Walter the Farting Dog

Hey Guys! I'm back :P
I came to realize that this community makes me feel so much less lonely :) The people I meet on here are so amazing, and I realized I needed that in my life right now XD
Anyway, I wanted to tell you a summary of the book my aunt bought (she has a son who is almost 2 years, so it's a kids book :P )

I don't remember the exact plot (neither does she, she says, because it was so bad :)  but it went something like this:

Walter the Farting Dog belongs to a family who is having a yard sale. The family isn't selling enough of their "stuff" so they decide to sell their dog AKA Walter the Farting Dog!! Somehow he meets this clown and the clown uses Walter the Farting Dog to blow up his balloons (I don't need to explain this, right??? XD)  So then Walter the Farting Dog and his new clown buddy travel to a bank, and thus begin on a serial crime spree of robbing banks. This is done with Walter the Farting Dog using his.....talents....to hopefully get people out of the bank so his clown friend can rob it. Another technique they used was the balloons that Walter the Farting Dog had inflated would be suddenly popped, theoretically scaring the people off.
And then it ends up something like the clown smoking a cigar and the bank blowing up because of the combination of the smoke and the....other smoke......xD.

......This is a children's book.....

P.S If you're a doctor, nurse, or have any medical knowledge, please message me. I've got a quick question. Thanks.

Welcome to We <3 Comments!!

Hello,

I am your new group owner, Lizzapie! I am very excited to help you all gain feedback and likes on your scores as well as make some beneficial changes to this group that will assist you all further. Please check out the rules below:

Please feel free to post some fun discussions to keep conversation going! Just make sure to keep your discussions free from profanity, offensive topics or statements, and bullying.

Also, I have noticed many people advertising scores in this group. That is great! However, please keep it to a minimum (at least once a week). If I see that you have posted the same discussion in multiple groups, I will take it down. It is rather unsettling for people who are scrolling through the community section to see the same discussion multiple times.

There have also been spammers posting in our discussions. I will be keeping an eye out for this spam and deleting in ASAP.

Thanks!! :D

~ Lizzapie

Fake News & the Mueller Report

So we just got the Mueller report in and it turns out President Trump did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election contrary to the 2 full years of media coverage to the contrary. So what do you all think about the prevalence of fake news and bias in our country, and are the news anchors who were apart of spreading the lies going to be held accountable?

By the way, I am NOT a full fledged Trump supporter. I don't like the language he uses a lot of the time (although I don't disagree with many of his policies). Also I'm independent and am trying to look into both sides. However I think it is kind of ironic that the media shouted "collusion" and Trump said "NO!" and the media said "HE SAID NO THAT MEANS HE'S LYING IF HE HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE HE WOULD SAY NO" and then turns out he wasn't lying. 

RiDdLeS and QuEriEs GaMesHoW

Just answer riddles and questions. Also, I may need some helpers with this because I'm not able to go on Musescore very often.

Helpers-
- ImSoSaxy
- Joseph.C.Thaggard

Rules-
- You can guess more than once
- There are rounds of ten questions each
- First person to answer the riddle/question gets a point
- Whoever has the most points by the end of the round wins
- No looking up answers on any search engine

MuseScore introduces mobile practice mode

MuseScore introduces mobile practice mode 

Every day hundreds of thousands of people use MuseScore services for practicing music, learning scores or preparing for performances. The Catalog created by the MuseScore community is the biggest score library.

We’ve been recently putting a lot of effort into improving the product for performers, not only on the website but in the mobile app.

At the moment, our App processes scores the same way our desktop solution does. But mobile devices have their peculiarities (mainly because of the screen size and touch-interfaces). It’s not always convenient to read scores using our current mobile app, especially if users don’t want or don’t know how to manage more advanced app settings. Users have to turn pages all the time (even more often than when they use regular paper scores) if they’re using the Play mode. So, they can’t see the next measure when done playing the current one. Also, it’s not clear where to manage such settings as the metronome, tempo or transposing.

Taking all this into account, we’ve launched another update which is aimed at the global improvement of mobile apps for professional performers and students.

Please, welcome Practice Mode. Now you’re one click away from entering a special mode, aimed at simplifying the process of playing an instrument and learning new scores.

In this mode, users see scores in a "continuous view" shown in one line with perfect readable scaling applied. Simply by clicking the Play button, users hear the metronome intro which is followed by the convenient flow of notes. Users can always see what they’re playing, along with a couple of more measures that are coming up next.

On the same screen, users not only change the tempo, the key or turn the metronome on/off but also play the original sound of the instrument (to hear whether they’re playing it correctly).
This improvement is supposed to make the App more convenient to use, and really, get it on the next level. Now it’s becoming much easier and more comfortable to learn and perform scores from the huge MuseScore catalog.

At the moment, we’re looking for the App and the new mode beta-testers.

To join the beta-testers community, follow the link and click "Become a tester".


After we’ve released the next build supporting the new mode, you just need to install it, open any score and you’ll be immediately redirected to the needed mode. We really hope that this update will visibly improve your experience and help with the development of your musical skills.

We are open to any suggestions and appreciate your help with the development of the new mode. You’re welcome to join us!

Regards,
Dmitriy Popov
MuseScore / Chief Product Officer


P.S. Planned date for the first beta release of the feature - the next week.

Welcome! Why don’t you introduce yourself? :D

Hey guys, welcome to Wolf Pack! Why don’t you take a moment to introduce yourselves?
Also, a thanks to AcousticRenegade for making this group! She’s our leader technically, so listen to her. ;P

Guess I’ll introduce myself.


I’m Jay, I’m a transcriber, arranger, singer, composer, and pianist. I’ve had piano lessons for 2 and a half years, and I’ve been self taught sense. I’m currently learning guitar too. I love making people smile, and I love to talk to people. :)