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Musescore DCI Tour 2019:

06/28/2019 - DCI Central Indiana (Muncie, IN)
07/16/2019 - DCI Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, OK)
07/18/2019 - DCI North Texas (Denton, TX)
07/19/2019 - DCI Katy (Katy, TX)
07/20/2019 - DCI Southwest (San Antonio, TX)
07/22/2019 - DCI Mesquite (Mesquite, TX)
07/26/2019 - Summer Music Games (Murfreesboro, TN)
07/27/2019 - DCI Southeastern Championships (Atlanta, GA)
08/07/2019 - DCI Performers Showcase (Indianapolis, IN)
08/08/2019 - DCI World Championships (Indianapolis, IN)
08/09/2019 - DCI World Championships (Indianapolis, IN)
08/10/2019 - DCI World Championships (Indianapolis, IN)

Plz help!

I just started playing alto sax last week for a summer program and I think all in all it’s an easy instrument to start off on (maybe because I have been playing clarinet for 3 years). But I am still struggling with holding it. It’s very heavy and sometimes my thumb is swollen from holding it. My friend who has been playing alto sax for 4 years says my sax is bigger than hers. I’m sure its alto because my music teacher gave it to me and I can’t switch it out for a different one. Does anyone have any tips on how to hold the sax? Thxxx and I appreciate it- Flutinetist ^~^

I need some new song ideas

A friend and I are seniors in high school and we have a band. I play alto saxophone and he plays drum set. We have played at basketball games, in school concerts, and background music at various school events. Our next (and possibly last) performance is going to be at our graduation, so obviously we want it to be our best performance yet. Our problem is we cannot seem to find a good song/songs to play. We are looking for something fast, upbeat, and fun. Somewhere between 3 to 15 minutes would be perfect. Some of the songs we have played before include: Shipping Up To Boston, Megalovania, Blue (Da Ba Dee), 300 Violin Orchestra, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Eye Of The Tiger, ect. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the type of music we enjoy playing.

Any song suggestions would be very helpful. Also, if you have any other places I could post this question please let me know. Thanks in advance for any suggestions anyone gives.

Which Professional Sax Should I Invest In?

The local music store here, Groth Music (Also the biggest music store in Minnesota) has three different professional tenor sax models for sale, at least that’s what shows on their website. If they have more, I’ll look into it. For now, I just want to know if there are opinions.

The options are:

Selmer Paris Professional Model 54JU Tenor Saxophone

Selmer Paris Professional Model 84 Tenor Saxophone

Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone

Btw, I’m leaning towards the Custom Z because I want one with black lacquer so I can look cool at school :P

some pieces

hey! so i just composed two pieces, and i'm not looking to change anything but i wrote these for my girlfriend and i just wanna share these pieces, i know they're not the most mature sounding piano pieces but i've been trying to find my own style and as a 16 y/o it's like pretty oof but anyways, here they are:
https://musescore.com/user/1603516/scores/5585962
https://musescore.com/user/1603516/scores/5593900

Cymbal Muted Crashes

Hello! I am trying to add muted cymbal crashes to my marching cymbal part but there is no sound in MDL for this. Would I be able to add it myself or is this simply not possible? Sorry, I'm not very savvy with this program.
Edit: I've been trying to edit the .sfz, and it's quite difficult. Is there an easy way to do this with Polyphone or is there an easier program to use?

Almost reached 50 follower milestone

If you don't know already, I am now almost at 50 followers. Currently I have 39 followers so just 11 more and I will have reached the 50 follower mark. I had maybe like 4 followers 2 years ago. So clearly, I'm doing something right. My most recent score called The Storm just brought me 2 more followers. I suppose they followed me hoping to someday see the entire suite that I plan on The Storm being a part of. That suite I call Weather Music. Maybe I should compose another part of the suite for that 50 followers mark, upload it when I reach 50 followers, and then whenever I have finished the suite, upload it in its entirety.

If you want to listen to what I have so far of The Storm, here it is:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5611423

It just so happens that I have been getting rain for 3 days straight here in Ohio.

Update 1: 6/18/2019

Oh my goodness, 4 followers in a single day. That is a record for me, I am now at 43 followers. I don't know if the follower milestone or finishing the composition will come first. If the follower count does come first, that's fine. I'm not pushing myself to finish the 50 follower composition.

Update 2: 6/19/2019

Wow, 5 followers in 1 day. I don't think I will finish my 50 follower composition before I reach 50 followers. Often my composition process is slow, so don't be surprised if a week has passed and I still haven't finished the composition yet. I will get it done when I get it done. I emphasize quality over quantity with my compositions.

Piano #2 - Constructive Feedback Welcome

I created this piece a while ago. Since then I have, hopefully, improved. This was the third piece I've ever created. Anyways, I'd like constructive feedback.

https://musescore.com/user/21201386/scores/5613524

Note that the harmonic analysis somehow got messed up when exporting from flat.io and importing to musescore. I will correct this soon.
The flat.io link that has the correct analysis is here: https://flat.io/score/595209380649ab329300f827

some pieces

hey! so i just composed two pieces, and i'm not looking to change anything but i wrote these for my girlfriend and i just wanna share these pieces, i know they're not the most mature sounding piano pieces but i've been trying to find my own style and as a 16 y/o it's like pretty oof but anyways, here they are:
https://musescore.com/user/1603516/scores/5585962
https://musescore.com/user/1603516/scores/5593900