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A Chance to get YOUR Music Played and Heard!

Okay, So I have a concert coming up at the end of the year and I need a solo piece, a duet piece and a trio piece ALL for Flute. Not too hard but not too easy. If they are easy, make them SOUND hard. If your piece is selected, when the piece is played, YOUR name will be announced as the composer, along with the piece's title that you feel is appropriate for it. If I choose the piece and all goes over well, you may have to write and compose a piece for a full band setting for a concert for my concert band. So PLEASE participate! It's a great way to get your name out there and have your music played and finally heard!!
Submit your piece with the title you that have selected (must be original).

The Subtitle must be one of two options:
Option 1 - "Piece for Concert"
Option 2 - "Piece for Contest"
If your piece doesn't have one of the two selected subtitle, it will not be considered.

You must also have the composers name (YOU) and the instrument name (flute for the entrance piece). It may be for solo flute, duet, trio or even a flute quartet.
Due Date for the pieces is: Friday, March 30, 2012! :)
Any questions, feel free to ask! :) Good Luck!
AND make sure you have fun and try your best!! :))

Lyrics

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I have recently been writing lyrics and have not shared them with anyone but want to. I think it would be a good idea to put lyrics (that have no music) into this group as a discussion. And then gather opinions of others and help to edit or change lines in each of the lyrics. If you agree reply on this Discusion with 'yes'. 10 yes' and it should be done.

Improving Percussion on Musescore

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Do you feel that there are many things to be improved on when it comes to drums on musescore? For example, musescore is unable to play rolls even when you add the tremolo. Tenors aren't an option on musescore, nor are different pitched bass drums. You could always use a drum set staff, but it would be easier to make tenors as an instrument. Also musescore should have the capability to change sounds/ instruments for one staff, for an auxilary player for example. What else could be improved when it comes to percussion?

Techniques

Can we have a thread where people post all of the different things about how to play woodwinds, starting with the basics of how the sound is produced and how the keys work, and going to various techniques such as fluttertonguing and other things? I think it would be a help for composers who want to write for woodwinds but don't play them (such as myself). I know the basics from Orchestration by Samuel Adler, but it would be nice to have them explained from actual wind players.

I found this really interesting...

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This lists most of the different key signatures and the moods they convey. I found it really interesting how putting a song in a different key can really change the mood of a song.
http://biteyourownelbow.com/keychar.htm
Now try this: If you have a song in D major, transpose it down a half step to D-flat. Sounds really different, huh?
Now transpose it up to E-flat. It sounds even more different.
Again, it's really interesting. Peace. c:

heyy

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My name is Genni Shades and I'm a n00b to this group. I figured I'd introduce myself.

I'm a young composer/arranger/songwriter, although I focus most of my energy on arranging. I do a lot of choral arrangements of popular rock, pop, punk, and grunge songs. (I already have 2 Nirvana arrangements.) I also am the main songwriter in my punk/hardcore/industrial band which is called Wilted Roses, but we're probably gonna change it to like The Fruitcups or something.

I hope you enjoy my music! (:

A little info?

I was curious about what type of a capella music you are interested in collecting? Are you looking for arrangements of current pop songs? Are you affiliated with an a cappela church and looking for arrangements of worship songs?

Moving Over to Cello As Well

I started off on violin and am now primarily a violist for string instruments, and recently I rented a Cello as well. I'd like to play Cello pretty proficiently, but for some reason it seems to be painful after more than just 15 or so minutes of playing. My bow arm gets really stiff. Is there anyone out there who plays Cello? Is this just normal when starting out on Cello or is there probably something wrong with the way I'm holding the bow?