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MuseScore's Biggest Problem

in Piano

 
Musescore in a (not so recent) update stated that downloading and Printing scores is not only a Pro feature. According to their post, they explain that, " Musescore firmly believes in the rights of creators," and that you need to buy Pro to download it.

But, what they try to hide, is that people need to buy MuseScore Pro just to upload more than 10 Scores! It's so backward! You need Pro to download a Score, you need Pro to upload more. That sounds less like Creator Rights and more like a money grab.

What I admired about MuseScore was that it was one of the few popular Sheet Music places for people to get free music.

I may be sounding cheap for saying this, but the way MuseScore presents this doesn't make them sound much better.

Good music ideas for composing?

Hi. New to musescore and wanted to share good music/piece/or song ideas for composing. I'm a beginner, so I'm not very good. But I've always wanted to play Ms. Pac Man maze madness music on piano... as it's very catchy. Ha ha. If anyone wants to compose this soundtrack, I mean that'd be really neat. Also if you have any other ideas for composing music that you think should be on musescore, go ahead and comment. Thanks. Sorry if this discussion topic already exists. Link below for Ms. Pac man maze madness extended playlist on youtube. lol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq9sgLwD4u4&list=PLWFYZb-mcJq1n8DdYobkSu1z_quFcgzDT&index=9

Flute Sonata in Eb, need some feedback

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link to my flute sonata:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5703661

I nicknamed it The Haydn Sonata because I am trying to get across a Haydnesque feel to it. I have noticed these things predominant in each composer of the Classical Period Trifecta:

  • Haydn: Humor, melodic and harmonic surprises
  • Mozart: Alberti bass, effortless grace
  • Beethoven: Sheer power, even when the melody is more lyrical


Haydn is the one who inspired me to write this flute sonata. I wrote the sonata exposition in just an hour and this is the first sonata for a duet that actually has a finished exposition.

There are quite a few surprises in my sonata exposition. Here they are:

Bar 5: Sudden entry of the flute and absence of the piano 
Bar 6: Sudden reentry of the piano 
Bar 10: Short diminuendo, like the theme isn't quite done yet 
Bar 11: Short staccato variant of the theme over a syncopated bass 
Bar 14: Sudden forte cadence, theme is now finished 
Bar 15: Piano dynamic in transition material right after a cadence at forte, sudden absence of the flute 
Bar 21: Forte dynamic when transition material is taken up an octave, flute comes back 
Bar 26: Piano dynamic yet again, descending trill motive 
Bar 41: Very busy texture as the repeat comes closer 
Bar 47: Sudden change in texture, sudden dynamic change as it repeats

I'm wondering, is my sonata exposition Haydnesque in its nature? I tried to get a Haydnesque feel to it by being more humorous than serious with the music. Anything impossible for the flutist? Does it feel like a Molto Allegro to you(tempo is at quarter note = 140 BPM)? Or should I just take the Molto off and just have Allegro as my tempo marking? 

Reverie (original)

in Piano

I’ve been playing/listening to a lot of Grieg’s lyric pieces recently, and one of my favorites is “Phantom” from opus 62 - I just love the texture and mood of the piece. Last week, I sat down at the piano and the the first lines of a new piece came to mind... so this is an original, coming from the feeling Grieg’s “Phantom” gave me. I hope you enjoy it; feedback always welcomed.

https://musescore.com/user/29824729/scores/5766211