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Percussion rewrite on my piece.

I was wondering if there are any experienced percussionist who could rewrite drumline and frontline in my dci composition. You can find the piece on my profile to see if it is somerhing that you would like to work on. Feel free to add or take away as many percussion parts as youd like. Please use the MDL snare, tenor, and bass. Message me and ill send you the file and we can work together!

Why have a score for Bodhrán?

There is debate in the Bodhrán community, as to whether the playing should be written down or not. No Bodhrán player I know plays a tune the same way twice, and it is very much playing with the feel of the music.

Having said that, when I first started Bodhrán drumming I found it useful to have a guide as to what to do, so adding Bodhrán to MuseScore may help beginners. Also it would be useful to have the drumming added to a Tin Whistle score, for example, which gives a feel for what the two instruments will sound together.

However if you are dead set against Bodhrán notation, then I understand :-)

Does anyone have a ballad suggestion?


I have had this project in the works, and have all the pieces lined up, except for a ballad, because I cannot find a ballad piece that fits the theme of this project. I will provide a link and the piece selection below for you to look up/listen to.

Theme Idea:

ThE sMiLeR - Kübler, Wunsch, Krause, de Moura, and Heidicke
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Greig
Bird & Bela in Bb (1st Movement) - Don Sebesky
Asphalt Cocktail - John Mackey
ThE sMiLeR Reprise
Dense - Univers Zero

And no, am not trying to make a Bluecoats show, even though it looks like it. These are just the best pieces that fit with this theme.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Musecorps Drum Corps Recording #1

Link to the Full Score:

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:
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:
If you used the segmented guide above, use this format:

ex. TheMTCrew_Trombone1_Rec1

Send submissions to

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. 

MuseScore 3 crashed after adding MuseScore Drumline!

I had a perfectly good MuseScore 3 working program, after upgrading to the latest version 3.0.5. There was a link to download MuseScore Drumline, which I clicked and installed the extension. Now I can't get MuseScore to load at all!

I've re-downloaded it but Windows 10 refuses to open it. All I get is increased CPU and Memory usage and eventually I have to close the unopened app.

Any suggestions?

Need brass writers to help compose a marching band show!

Not too serious about this, but I'd like to make a 3 part show that's medium difficulty and fun to play, and I need help. I'm a percussion writer, and I'd like to bring a few other people on board with this. DM me on insta if you're interested @mvlchandani 

(If I do get 3 or 4 people on board and are serious about this and we actually write a good show, I have connections and I could get Box-Six to buy the show from us)

List of All Transcribed DCI Shows

If you want me to add your transcription to this list, comment below and I'll add ASAP!
If you already see a show you've transcribed on the list, don't feel any reason not to comment yours anyways, I'll add it!

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE ACADEMY ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Drum Corpse Bride (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE DEVILS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (DillonReese)
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (NecroDavid2)
▻ 2016 - As Dreams Are Made On (DillonReese)
▻ 2015 - Ink (NecroDavid2)
▻ 2015 - Ink (DillonReese)
▻ 2014 - Felliniesque (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE KNIGHTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - i (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Because (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUECOATS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
 ▻ 2018 - Session 44 (DillonReese)
▻ 2017 - Jagged Line (DillonReese)
▻ 2016 - Downside Up (DillonReese)
▻ 2015 - Kinetic Noise (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2014 - Tilt (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2013 - ... To Look For America (Beltalian)
▻ 2012 - Unmasqued (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2011 - Brave New World (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼ BOSTON CRUSADERS ▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2018 - S.O.S. (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CAROLINA CROWN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2018 - Beast (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2017 - It Is (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2016 - Relentless (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Inferno (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Inferno (turand0t)
▻ 2013 - E=MC2 (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2012 - For The Common Good (DillonReese)
▻ 2011 - Rach Star (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE CADETS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Awakening (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CROSSMEN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Enigma (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2016 - Continuum (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ MADISON SCOUTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2011 - New York Morning (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ PHANTOM REGIMENT▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2015 - The City of Light (turand0t)

▻ 2018 - Babylon (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2017 - Ouroboros (TheMTCrew)
 ▻ 2016 - Force of Nature (Score01) 
 ▻ 2014 - Scheherazade: Words 2 Live By (turand0t)