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Needed! Experienced SAX Composers!!! PLEASE READ ALL

I Have a production "Company" in the works we have a website and I am currently working alone on music. I would love to have some partners to assist me in my ventures! You must be active and keep in mind, there is no pay, I am just looking for some people who would like to help me publish saxophone music, and join Cashyman Productions. If you join you will be listed on the website and you will also be added as an admin. Thanks, looking forward to working with you,

                                   Cashyman
WEBSITE:  
https://sites.google.com/site/cashymanproductions/

New To The Group - P!ATD Songs

Hey Guys,
I just joined the group like literally right now. I am a serious Panic! at the Disco fan and I was wondering if anyone would be able to make some more P!ATD Scores for me to play as there aren't very many for Flute. If you didn't already guess, I play  the Flute and I am at a Intermediate to Professional Stage. (I have been playing for 3 Years going on 4) Thanks So much!!! HAPPY FLUTING!!

Circular Breathing

So, I made it my goal to try and play Flight of the Bumblebee before my High school experience ends and I need help learning how to do circular breathing. I've seen videos as to how to do it and have been trying for a week with no progress. I'm only in Grade 10 at the moment and is halfway through semester 2. That means I've got more than two years to do this. Can anyone give me some tips? I've got my technique down for the flute and I think that I'm pretty decent--tone and tonguing wise. The only thing that needs work is breathing for me. I'd appreciate it if you could also give me some tips regarding my breathing. 
Thanks! 

Woodwind balance

I am seeking advice from ensemble players and/or anyone reasonably experienced with scoring for winds, especially if you have a background in chamber music.

I compose and arrange for piano, strings, and guitar, but I am hoping to expand my horizon and beginning to look into orchestration in general.

I own a grand flute and have a basic understanding of what it can do and how it will sound not as MIDI but in real life. What it can cut through, and what it will only ever-so-slightly color.

By extension albeit to a lesser extent I can claim the same for the piccolo.

However, I have zero experience writing for oboe, clarinet, or bassoon.

The following piece is my very first attempt at balancing all five woodwinds mentioned above, and not just against one another but against five string instruments as well.

https://musescore.com/user/27897310/scores/5545711

Owing to complete inexperience, at first I tried to tackle this by thinking in terms of flute and string quartet, and treating the rest of the players as supporting cast. I have no idea if that's the wisest thing to do, but that's what I know. So it starts off tame and only gradually grows more confident.

The piece is tonal and requires no virtuosity from any of the players. I am not concerned with what's playable and what isn't. I am concerned with balance, texture, and color. 

So if the individual parts are unremarkable that's a good thing. My focus is on making them come together to form a cohesive whole. Not on pushing the envelope, but on acquiring an understanding of the basics. There's no point in writing the next Rite of Spring if you can't even orchestrate two bars of a simple waltz.

In brief, I have no idea how any of this will sound on actual instruments, what to look out for, and what not to worry about. 

So if something jumps out at you as an experienced ensemble player, by all means do let me know. 

If nothing does, all the better.

The runtime is six minutes. 

Thank you in advance.


Alex.

Guitar Soundfont for Musescore

Just in case anyone else is looking for some decent
guitar sounds to use with Musescore, I have been playing
with some from https://sites.google.com/site/soundfonts4u/
and can recommend the Guitars-Universal-V1.5 soundfont.

Is it has a good selection of guitar types and playing techniques
covering acoustic, nylon, electric, jazz etc. and the sound quality is high.

It works with MS 2.3.2 so I presume it will also work with MS 3.

How to be heard over the rest of my band?

So im in marching band and I'm the only flute out of 16 hornline, mostly brass...

I keep trying to play louder but it always goes up an octave or makes an awful screeching noise. Even though I have been playing for about two years, I've never found a solution to the problem.  I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on how to play louder but still sound decent during competitions.