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Musecorps Composition Competition #1 - Colors!

Hello, everyone!

I've been sitting on this group for over a year without really doing anything with it. Its original purpose was to bring together the drum corps community on MuseScore by allowing others to post their own drum corps arrangements. In my original post on this group, I mentioned that I wanted to start a series of competitions that you guys can participate in, and I'm happy to say that I'm going to give a go, starting today!

So, what is the first competition?

I want to start off with something simple: Create a drum corps arrangement for any song that has a color in its name.

Here are the rules:
- Follow typical drum corps format (3 trumpet, 2 mellophone, 3 baritone, 1-2 tuba)
- You don't need to include percussion, but it might increase your chances of winning
- Only submit one arrangement per person!
- Arrangement must be at least 1:30 long, but no more than 5:00

When you're ready to enter, just reply to this post with a link to your arrangement. 

So, if you win... what do you actually win? In the future, I hope to offer a month of Musescore Pro to winners. Maybe if enough people show interest? For this first competition, though, I will post the winner's arrangement to my YouTube channel, with a link(s) to whatever you want to advertise. Your YouTube, your Instagram, whatever!

Assuming people actually participate, I plan to end this competition by Tuesday, 10/15, by 10PM EST. Have fun!

Arranging Presto Agitato, Any suggestions for the sixteenths?

I am arranging Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for a string quartet. I might add a double bass if I think it is necessary, but so far, no issues with it being a quartet, at least not in the first and second movements. Now I'm arranging the Presto Agitato and as if it wasn't hard enough with the need to smoothly transition from the viola to the violin in those sixteenths, if I keep the interval relationship, the notes are going to be too high. I could get away with this octave displacement in the previous 2 movements(With the first movement, I basically did this octave displacement for the entire bass line to fit it into the cello), but now, the octaves the sixteenths are in are crucial to getting the right sound out of the Presto Agitato.

There are 2 things I can think of as to how to get the Presto Agitato to sound right, one of which keeps the instrumentation, and another of which keeps the original octaves.

Option 1: Add Double Bass

This would keep the original octaves, and I could have it play the bass line and have the sixteenths start in the cello and rise upwards to the viola and second violin.

Option 2: Move bass line to Viola for first measure of each arpeggio run

This would keep the instrumentation I have going of a string quartet and for everything except the bass line, the original octaves would be kept as well.

Which one of these 2 options do you think would be better? Any other suggestions?

NOTE: I'm only asking about the arpeggio runs, the scales and Alberti bass are easier to arrange.

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▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE ACADEMY ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Drum Corpse Bride (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/drumcorpsebride


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE DEVILS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/4267421
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (NecroDavid2)
https://www.musescore.com/user/12971656/scores/4578731
▻ 2016 - As Dreams Are Made On (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/2797491
▻ 2015 - Ink (NecroDavid2)
https://www.musescore.com/user/12971656/scores/4578686
▻ 2015 - Ink (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/5107780
▻ 2014 - Felliniesque (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/felliniesque


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE KNIGHTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - i (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/i
▻ 2015 - Because (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/because


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUECOATS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
 ▻ 2018 - Session 44 (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/5114955
▻ 2017 - Jagged Line (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/4138271
▻ 2016 - Downside Up (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/2322771
▻ 2015 - Kinetic Noise (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/kineticnoise
▻ 2014 - Tilt (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/tilt
▻ 2013 - ... To Look For America (Beltalian)
https://musescore.com/user/947116/scores/898971
▻ 2012 - Unmasqued (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/unmasqued
▻ 2011 - Brave New World (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/creep


▼▼▼▼▼▼ BOSTON CRUSADERS ▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2018 - S.O.S. (TheMTCrew) 
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/sos


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CAROLINA CROWN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2018 - Beast (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/beast
▻ 2017 - It Is (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/itis
▻ 2016 - Relentless (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/itis
▻ 2015 - Inferno (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/oldinferno
▻ 2015 - Inferno (turand0t)
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/968501
▻ 2013 - E=MC2 (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/emc2
▻ 2012 - For The Common Good (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/3441941
▻ 2011 - Rach Star (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/rachstar


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE CADETS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Awakening (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/awakening


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CROSSMEN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Enigma (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/enigma
▻ 2016 - Continuum (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/continuum
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▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ MADISON SCOUTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2011 - New York Morning (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/empire


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ PHANTOM REGIMENT▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2015 - The City of Light (turand0t) 
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/1125201


▼▼▼▼▼▼ SANTA CLARA VANGUARD ▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2018 - Babylon (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/babylon
▻ 2017 - Ouroboros (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/ouroboros
 ▻ 2016 - Force of Nature (Score01) 
https://musescore.com/user/24116/scores/2576811 
 ▻ 2014 - Scheherazade: Words 2 Live By (turand0t) 
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/860531

Vibrato for Trumpet

in Brass

Hey all!
This one is mainly a question for high brass but if any other could help me that would be great. I'm in 11th grade and I am a 3rd year trumpet. Right now, we are focusing on marching songs, but after Football season, we mainly play concert songs. One of those is a pretty well known trumpet piece called "A Trumpeter's Lullaby". I normally am a second chair but my band director "surprised me" and gave me solo. I've played it before but never solo. Since I am doing the solo, should I use vibrato at the appropriate times? If so, what method should I use? I obviously wouldn't use the wind speed method. So I would either use my hand or move my jaw slightly. Which one should I use? Let me know!
Thanks!
TheBlueTrumpeteer

Offering scores

I arrange simple but effective numbers for small drum and bugle corps. I haven't been able to figure out how to upload my scores to "give back" for some of the scores I've downloaded to build on. I'd appreciate any advice

What instrument do you play?

I know this group is dead. It makes me so sad, since TwoSet is still alive and well. If we want to compare to Reddit, we've got to step up our game!!! I'm new and I'm sure other new people have tried when they joined to revive the group, but it doesn't mean I'm not going to try!

So, I know that a lot of TwoSet fans don't play violin (some don't play instruments at all). I wondering how many members here actually play violin?

I'll start us off. I play piano, and have been for the last 4 years (so, relative amateur). I don't play violin and all I know about it is from TwoSet, though my brother just picked up the violin.

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Hello

I use to play the horn at my school (like 5 years ago) and I didn't play until last week when I catch up to get a second hand horn.

I'm starting again with this instrument (my favorite) so... I hope I can get better on it.

Like an anime and video game lover I have been seen there is not much of those songs for horn so my idea is to transpose and arrange some of those song and upload it here on Musescore (also popular songs). I'm new on this thing of writting music so I will like to have some support if I need.

I'm from Panama, my main language is Spanish btw.

Thanks for your time.

EDIT: I have already uploaded 2 scores on my profile