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Reducing Pain

Hi! I've been practicing the marimba a lot recently, and I have blisters on my fingers. My forearms are very sore and painful too (I can't even stretch them now). Could anyone give me some tips on reducing pain/preventing them in the first place? Thanks in advance!!! 

Need advice about the bassoon

You may or may not know this but I am arranging the Pathetique Sonata for a symphony orchestra. I have gotten to the second Grave section and the notes reach the very lowest register of the bassoon. Before I get too deep into it, I need some advice about the bassoon, preferably from someone who plays the bassoon.

Can the bassoon play pianissimo in its lowest register? Because the last note of the Grave section that I would put in the bassoon part is a B natural below the bass staff. I know the bassoon can be very mellow sounding but can B natural below the bass staff be played pianissimo? If not, then I will just have that note played by the double basses and notate it up an octave from where it is in the piano score to get the desired pitch.

Infamous 16th note Passages & Band Excerpts

I wanna know some lists of pieces that you all have played during your time in Band in School, and What are some pieces that you all have played with some of the most Infamous straight 16th note runs that last for more than 16 Bars in the Woodwind Parts in Band Pieces? I have one to start it off and it's Metroplex by Robert Sheldon, has anyone ever played this piece or anything just as bad like it?

How to be heard over the rest of my band?

So im in marching band and I'm the only flute out of 16 hornline, mostly brass...

I keep trying to play louder but it always goes up an octave or makes an awful screeching noise. Even though I have been playing for about two years, I've never found a solution to the problem.  I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on how to play louder but still sound decent during competitions.

I think someone took my arrangement, what do I do?

About a month ago I uploaded my transcription of Sommarfågel by Wintergatan. Here: https://musescore.com/user/28891226/scores/5475794

I was updating my score today and decided to browse what others had done.

I stumbled upon an arrangement by JLevasier, https://musescore.com/user/19752226/scores/5519648, posted about a month after mine. It appears to be an exact copy of my arrangement, except for instrument changes and transpositions up/down octaves. Even my dynamics are there.

Obviously, I am not the original author of the piece, as it was written by the band Wintergatan. I also used two YouTube videos, which I credited in my description, to help with some of the transcription. However, some of my upload is original, as I couldn't transcribe everything perfectly. Some of the bass and violin parts are of my own doing.

I don't know much about music ownership or copyright. Since I'm not the original author, does that mean that it's okay for JLevasier to reupload my arrangement with a few minor changes? I commented on his/her upload for credit in their description. Should I have done that? Any comments on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all and have a nice day!