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Musecorps Drum Corps Recording #1

Link to the Full Score: https://musescore.com/themtcrew/scores/5217400

Hello! Mark and I have finalized the brass parts for the ballad of our original show, 2 + 2 = 5. The ballad we've chosen is The Hymn of Acxiom by Vienna Teng, as we believe it fits the theme of the show - George Orwell's "1984" - perfectly.

If you are unfamiliar with the project, here is a quick summary:
Mark and I plan to have as many of you submit recordings of yourselves playing through the show as we can. We will then compile the recordings into one large file, and place it over virtual drill that Mark is writing, to create a virtual drum corps of sorts. If you'd like to record, here's all the info you'll need!

1.) Parts
You can play through as many parts as you'd like. In fact, we would much appreciate it if you did! (For example, if you play the trumpet, it will be better for the end result if you record and submit all three trumpet parts, rather than just doing one) Of course, you don't have to do this! Mark and I will be listening through each recording of the trumpet soloist's part, and picking the one we think would best benefit the overall recording.
2.) Recordings
We would prefer if you submit one large (3-ish minute) recording, but if you find it difficult to play through the part(s) in one sitting, please refer to the recording guide below!
Here is the link to all the parts: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CTplR1RBHZX2YCJZ80M35VF20sjaPI9u?usp=sharing
3.) Recording Guide
Recording One: Beginning to Letter D
Recording Two: Letter D to Letter F (Trumpets, include two measure pick-up)
Recording Three: Letter F to Letter I
Recording Four: Letter I to the end

Again, we'd much prefer your recording be from the beginning to the end, to simplify our own work, but we decided to include this in case some need the breaks in between. Trumpets obviously don't need a recording one/four, as they don't play at these points. Please play the part at the exact tempo that's listed. This can easily be done by playing along with the recording (preferably while wearing a headset!).
4.) Submitting
If you have recorded the entirety of the ballad at once, submit an MP3/MP4 file with this name as the format:
Username_PartName_Full
If you used the segmented guide above, use this format:
Username_PartName_RecordingNumber

ex. TheMTCrew_Trombone1_Rec1
OR
markmacri_Mellophone1_Full

Send submissions to themtcrewparts@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, ask them below! Thanks everyone!

*DISCLAIMER* Absolutely no profit is being made off of this project in ANY way. All rights to the music used go to their respective owners. 

Looking for Source Music for Marching Band Show

I'm looking for some good source music for a marching show that I'm going to be starting here pretty soon. If you have any ideas please contact me. If you want to help or join my team that would be great as well. It's a plus if you live in Central Texas (Austin) so that we can collab pretty often and closely.
I already have ideas for my show starting with:
- Either a 3 or 4 movement show
Some pieces I'm thinking of using come from the following composers:
- David R. Gillingham
- Gustav Holst
- Tchaikovsky
- David Beidenbender
- Alan Hovhaness 
- Ivan Trevino

HELP! Alto Saxophone Articulation

Hello everyone,

I am a alto saxophone player who has around 2 1/2 years of experience and has been in private lessons and band the whole time

I never learned/misunderstood articulation and have been just blowing air. I believed that I sounded pretty good that way and could play advanced pieces.

Recently I learned this was wrong and I honestly sound terrible if I try to articulate. Should I play in band without articulation and practice articulation at home until I can articulate in band without sounded bad? Not sure what to do and if you all have videos for me to watch to help with my articulation (not that I think they will help; my private lesson teacher is very helpful and I still couldn't get tonguing down at all in 30 minutes; this could be because I have been playing a different way for 2 1/2 years) 

I do wear Invisalign (not sure if that makes it harder to articulate) 

Give Us Your Feedback

Hey Everyone, 
Here at MuseScore, we're working hard to continue improving your experience.

I'm working hard everyday with my team here to continually develop MuseScore Drumline and make it better - while also secretly (okay, not anymore, I guess) preparing future big releases... 😉

I'd love to hear ALL of your feedback; please take a few minute and fill out this survey about your experience specifically with MDL! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RCKRWH

Updates are coming!

Best,

Mike Hardin 
Community Manager- Percussion

Give Us Your Feedback

Hey MDL Family,
Here at MuseScore, we're working hard to continue improving your experience, and I'm specifically championing you guys: the MDL Community. 

I'm working hard everyday with my team here to continually develop MDL and make it better - while also secretly (okay, not anymore, I guess) preparing future big releases... 😉

I'd love to hear ALL of your feedback; please take a few minute and fill out this survey about your experience specifically with MDL! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RCKRWH

Updates are coming!

Best,

Mike Hardin
Community Manager- Percussion

Suggestion

Hey there! I want to first start off by saying I absolutely love the new MuseScore Drumline Extension! It is amazing! One thing I have noticed, and think should possibly be adjusted sometime in the future, would be a better front ensemble update. I write for indoor drumline and I would love it if the front ensemble sounded a little bit more realistic. I understand that this is mainly a marching percussion update, however I think it would be amazing if things were changed up a bit. I'm sure a lot of other users would be happy too!

Marimba deadstrokes (hard / soft mallets?)
Pedal vibes
Finger cymbals
Suspended cymbals / chokes
Gong / gong roll
Crash-chokes
(Hard / soft mallets for battery?)
Bowed crotales
Bowed cymbal
Bowed vibes
Zil-bell
Anvil
Various tribal drums
Loop wind chimes
More sound effects (wind, rain, thunder, etc.)
More synth settings

Anyway, that's all! Thanks so much! 💙
Jacob

Need Volunteers for the Musecorps Drum Corps!

EDIT: We're looking for recordings of the ballad! Here's the link for more info! https://musescore.com/groups/musecorps/discuss/5027254

Hello everyone! My friend Mark and I have been working on a show for fun. It is based off of the novel 1984, and will likely be completed within the next month.

If enough people sign up, we hope to create a virtual drum corps of sorts. Basically, by this, we plan to have as many people record themselves playing though the parts as we can get, then compile the parts together into one big audio file. Mark is working on writing drill in a program.

All I'm hoping for with this specific thread is to see how many people would be interested in hearing more about this idea. Lemme know if you'd want to play in it below, and ask any questions that you may have! I'll make a bigger post in the near future with specifics.

If you haven't seen the score yet, here's a link: https://musescore.com/themtcrew/scores/5217400

Thanks guys! If you want/can, let any friends that you think would be interested know about this. We hope to get as many brass players as we can, and will take any percussion recordings if we can find them! To be clear, we're not looking for recording yet, as the show isn't completed. Just wanted to see how many would be interested!

So far...
Trumpet
trumpet_kid2001
jacksondoyle
noahcloud
Mello
noahcloud
Tuba
Barisax8998
Marimba
nicolyon1005
Vibes
nicolyon1005
Snare
Dorothyofoz1234

Musescore Drumline Survey

Yo DCI Fam,
Here at MuseScore, we're working hard to continue improving your experience. As the Community Manager of Percussion, it's my job and my privilege to specifically focus on improving the percussion experience.  

I'm working hard everyday with my team here to continually develop Musescore Drumline and make it better - while also secretly (okay, not anymore, I guess) preparing future big releases... 😉

I'd love to hear ALL of your feedback; please take a few minute and fill out this survey about your experience specifically with MDL! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RCKRWH

Updates are coming!

Best,

Mike Hardin
Community Manager- Percussion