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Percussion Advice

Hi all!

I am currently working on a project that sounds more like a soundtrack than a classical piece, and I have no experience with percussion instruments. Does anyone know of a good resource to familiarize myself with the different percussion instruments and their uses in an orchestra, especially as it related to soundtrack music? I know what I want the percussion in the score to sound like but I do not know the best instruments to use to make those sounds.

Any help is appreciated!

New Staff Member - Percussion Community Manager

Hey Everyone, 
It's nice to meet you all! I'm the new Community Manager - Percussion here at MuseScore, but I'll be bouncing around MuseScore.com in other areas as well. I'm excited to hear from you all and work together to make MuseScore, the community, and MuseScore Drumline better!
  
A little bit about me:
-I'm from the United States.
-I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky and played with the percussion ensemble at PASIC 2007.
-I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the Boston Conservatory.
-I was in the 2007 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, 2008 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and 2009 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (including a 2009 PASIC Clinic). I also served on the percussion staff for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for 2 years. 
-I'm an alumnus of the Nederlands Jugend Orkest (Dutch Orchestra & Ensemble Academy), Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (Boston, MA), and a former cast member at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
-I really love Star Wars :-) 
-PS4 over Xbox
-I enjoy running and being outside.

If you have any questions about MuseScore, MuseScore Drumline, or anything else related to percussion music, let me know!  

See you out there,
Mike

New Staff Member- Percussion Community Manager

Hey Everyone,  
It's nice to meet you all! I'm the new Community Manager - Percussion here at MuseScore, but I'll be bouncing around MuseScore.com in other areas as well. I'm excited to hear from you all and work together to make MuseScore, the community, and MuseScore Drumline better!   

A little bit about me: 
-I'm from the United States. 
-I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky and played with the percussion ensemble at PASIC 2007. 
-I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the Boston Conservatory. 
-I was in the 2007 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, 2008 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and 2009 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (including a 2009 PASIC Clinic). I also served on the percussion staff for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for 2 years.  
-I'm an alumnus of the Nederlands Jugend Orkest (Dutch Orchestra & Ensemble Academy), Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (Boston, MA), and a former cast member at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 
-I really love Star Wars :-)  
-PS4 over Xbox 
-I enjoy running and being outside.  
If you have any questions about MuseScore, MuseScore Drumline, or anything else related to percussion music, let me know!  
  
LET'S GET DRUMMING!

More soon, 
Mike

More Cymbal Sounds

I don't know about other people who use MDL but I think it would be great if cymbals had more options than just the six that are there. Some good ones would be:
- Crash chokes
- Hi Hat
- Tap chokes
- Sizzle sucks (also called splash chokes, sizz-ucks)
- Clicks

Examples of most of these are demonstrated in these videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A66Ag7t0hU&index=2&list=PLL57OZ9ZkRlNCzfFR-igiC6Enxp493RDj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdjoOxCGGZw&index=3&list=PLL57OZ9ZkRlNCzfFR-igiC6Enxp493RDj

Is there any chance that we can get more cymbal sounds in future updates of MDL?

MuseScore Drumline Not Working

Hey there! For some unknown reason, my MuseScore Drumline Extension quit a few days ago, and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling both MuseScore and MuseScore Drumline. It will not play—even when I'm adding the notes in on the software—and there's no playback. I didn't do anything to make it stop working, but maybe I can keep trying to reinstall it and see if it works. If anyone has a similar problem, please let me know as soon as possible. I have a huge drumline project due, and if MuseScore Drumline does not work, I won't know what to do.
Thank you!

Tuplets.

In the space of 2 quarter notes am attempting to write a 7 note tuplet for a snare part that matches up with a quarter note triplet  on a bass part.  It's a little off.  The Ctrl 3 and Ctrl 7 functions work but the results don't match.  I can play it but the music doesn't match up.  Any help is appreciated.

Hello, Friends! Who are you?

I didn't think to go deep into the subject of bass guitar, although I have an acoustic instrument for home music.

But there were pieces, where the bass is revealed unexpectedly full and beautiful — that's why I decided that it is necessary to share.
However, there was no group where such scores were in demand.
So this group was created.

And then there were musical pieces, where a variety of instruments have a solo in the bass register. And the group slowly began to be filled with content. Yet the catalog is very modest. But it's not evening yet...

Drum Set Groove Library

in Drumset

Hey everyone, I thought I would share a library of copy/paste grooves you can use in your own scores.

You can check out the sets here - https://musescore.com/readyset/sets

I'm just getting started, but plan to cover as much as possible. Right now I currently have:

20 Swing Grooves 
25 3/4 Grooves 
25 6/8 Grooves 
5 Oldies Grooves 
50 Contemporary Grooves 
50 Rock Grooves

Any requests for a specific style or genre?

Musecorps Competition #0.1!

Just a reminder that if you're planning on submitting something for the competition, the deadline is tomorrow. A lot of you have commented, but nobody has submitted yet. Is anyone planning on submitting something? And if so, should I push the deadline back by a few days?

Thanks for any feedback!

Original DCI Show (Need some writers!!)

Heyo!

I need another fellow brass writer and a front ensemble writer! Please comment if your interested!!

Pieces for the show:

Music of the Spheres - Phillip Sparke
Year of the Dragon - Phillip Sparke
Mother Earth Fanfare - David Maslanka
Requim for Band - Quincy Hilliard

Heres the youtube playlist if you want to listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7z0FMFwVM&list=PLC_aQpeaEdbrCNJMuqzpz_L2Ski6eOKcp&index=1

Please help me and a friend out! Thanks!

Musecorps Competition #0!

Hello everyone! The 2018 Drum Corps season is over, and I figured it was time for me to start this group up again. Therefore, I've decided to hold the first competition that I talked about in this groups' other post!

This first competition is basically a test. It's just for fun, you could say. If enough people participate, I'll hold another one in the future, and possibly include some level of prizes. Just depends on how many people participate!

The Competition:
I thought we'd start off easy. Create a drum corps style arrangement from any piece (s) written by Ludwig van Beethoven. The arrangement should be longer than one minute in length, but no more than three. You can include percussion if you want, but just brass would be alright too! When you have something completed, post it to MuseScore and post a link to it in a comment on this post. I'll live submissions open until a week from today, Tuesday 9/18 at around 2:00 PM EST.

If you have any comments or questions, leave them below!

New Staff Member- Percussion Community Manager

Hey Everyone,  
It's nice to meet you all! I'm the new Community Manager - Percussion here at MuseScore, but I'll be bouncing around MuseScore.com in other areas as well. I'm excited to hear from you all and work together to make MuseScore, the community, and MuseScore Drumline better!   

A little bit about me: 
-I'm from the United States. 
-I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky and played with the percussion ensemble at PASIC 2007. 
-I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the Boston Conservatory. 
-I was in the 2007 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, 2008 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and 2009 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (including a 2009 PASIC Clinic). I also served on the percussion staff for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for 2 years.  
-I'm an alumnus of the Nederlands Jugend Orkest (Dutch Orchestra & Ensemble Academy), Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (Boston, MA), and a former cast member at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 
-I really love Star Wars :-)  
-PS4 over Xbox 
-I enjoy running and being outside.  

If you have any questions about MuseScore, MuseScore Drumline, or anything else related to percussion music, let me know!  
  
LET'S GET DRUMMING!

More soon, 
Mike