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June 2019

The first competition is here!

For this month, the theme will be "Relaxation", since summer is a relaxing time of year. Any pieces composed/arranged/transcribed should incorporate relaxation in some way.

Have fun, and good luck!

Also, as only one piece has been submitted so far, the June competition has been extended again until August.

Copyright issues

Hey everyone,
I don't know if this is just me, but all of my arrangements of anything Star Wars related has just been removed due to copyright infringements, despite me never having claimed credit for anything other than just enjoying the music and wanting to share my versions with others. Has this happened to anyone else? 

Check out my Mozart Arrangement

This is my first full Mozart arrangement. I plan to do multiple more(maybe even all 18 Mozart sonatas). But this is his Piano Sonata in C minor. All 3 movements are there. Here is the link if you want to listen to it:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5692897

I found it perfectly fit for a trio, so I arranged it for a string trio. As for the triple and quadruple stops in the rondo. I put in arpeggio signs and then immediately made them invisible. So it will look like chords, but it will sound arpeggiated, which is the way a violinist would actually play a triple or quadruple stop. The cadenzas in the second movement, I wrote using the tuplet method and then simply making the numbers invisible so that it would look like any old cadenza. So don't be tripped by the feedback of those cadenzas, it isn't like how it would be played by real performers. 

Did I write anything impossible? Did I write anything difficult for the player and that could be changed to be easier while still getting across Mozart's intentions? Are the octave double stops that I wrote, hard for the players(yes, every instrument has some octave double stops)? 

Stand tune medley

My band director said that if I can make a we ready/call out/ Iron man medley, and it sounds good, we will play it as a stand tune. I have written chorales and warm ups for our band, and I feel like i'm fairly accomplished at the high school level, but this task seems to be harder than i'm used to. ANy advice or takers for the challenge? I can send you scores of the pieces individually