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Icons not showing up correctly

Same computer and browser that I have been using every time I report these issues(Windows 10 OS, Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, Mozilla Firefox browser).

This icon issue started several days back. But at first, it only affected me when I initially logged in and as soon as I went to another page, the icons would show up correctly(like the arrow for the upload icon, the bubble for the comment icon, and everything else).

Today, it is more permanent. No matter what page I'm on, the icons look like gibberish. Like the upload icon looks like F0RR in a little box instead of the upload icon. Only time on the site makes the icons look normal. What is causing this and when will the icons get back to normal without me having to wait to see the normal icons?

Just to clarify, the reply and like icons aren't affected and neither is the notification icon but pretty much every other icon is affected.

Listen to me practice! (update day 6)

So @TheLight OI had asked me to try performing one of his scores (It's beautiful by the way, check it out!)  
https://musescore.com/thelightoi/arabesque-no-1 

I am in serious need of constant reminder to get practicing, so what I thought of doing is making a discussion so people could listen to my progress on the song. I will practice that day and record what I went through (just once). 

Feel free to bash my mistakes XD

PS. No day 1 because I was focused on changing the notation so it's easier to read and sight read through it like once. 

Day 2 (Total: 1 hr): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bnxo0qbIRiJKwpLiWm3Wn8-okoV8Wrnw/view?usp=sharing  (~9:00)

Day 3 (Total: 1.5 hr): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gKmp5p0Afj8A0llKKGLYVsZdlAk04hvr/view?usp=sharing (~7:30) I didn't have as much time as yesterday to practice :(

Day 4 (total: 2 hr): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-PC1Qewv7X3Ty9x9QWSbB9kNR0WVtHOn/view?usp=sharing It's recorded at the piano room at my work. 

Day 5 (Total: 3 hr): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-bJQcshPmkNr925arxBsbQh3xXTgIq4W/view?usp=sharing Also bonus: My half failed attempt at sightreading Mazeppa https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-VE3zrONBQPm0Z_TSJ0MYU9cnOO2JhAj/view?usp=sharing 

Day 6 (Total: 4 hr): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-fkKSecSaI-OwipZOGHkdLJPi7JLHx88/view?usp=sharing It's getting so hot here XD

I need some new song ideas

A friend and I are seniors in high school and we have a band. I play alto saxophone and he plays drum set. We have played at basketball games, in school concerts, and background music at various school events. Our next (and possibly last) performance is going to be at our graduation, so obviously we want it to be our best performance yet. Our problem is we cannot seem to find a good song/songs to play. We are looking for something fast, upbeat, and fun. Somewhere between 3 to 15 minutes would be perfect. Some of the songs we have played before include: Shipping Up To Boston, Megalovania, Blue (Da Ba Dee), 300 Violin Orchestra, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Eye Of The Tiger, ect. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the type of music we enjoy playing.

Any song suggestions would be very helpful. Also, if you have any other places I could post this question please let me know. Thanks in advance for any suggestions anyone gives.

The Storm

I had this idea last year of composing a suite that represents different types of weather. But it wasn't until yesterday that I started composing part of this suite. As you can probably tell from the post title, this part of the suite is supposed to represent a storm. That is why I chose the key to be a minor key. I went with C minor because it is the easiest of the minor keys for me to improvise in. I would have used 8va for the sixteenth note runs in the right hand. Problem is, the section that would be 8va goes by so fast that I'm not sure where to start the 8va. Similar thing goes for where I would typically use a clef change. So outside of the first few bars, I haven't put in any 8va markings or clef changes.

I have been doing these things to get across the feeling of a storm in the piece:

 - Keep the 16th note momentum up except for places where I decide to use a harmonic progression
- Use scalar passages with leaps to represent the strong wind
- Stark dynamic contrast(Like it quickly goes from pianissimo to fortissimo in the beginning 5 bars)
- Staccato to represent the rain
- Fast octaves to give a sense of turbulence(which is very fitting for music that is supposed to sound like a storm)
- Use the Fate Motif underneath a long scalar passage to give the feeling of a lightning flash
- Use harmonic progressions to represent the thunder
- Use diminished 7ths more often than dominant 7ths 

Here is the link to the piece if you want to give me feedback on what I have so far of it:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5611423

Maybe a new function? Chord Analyser and creator of e new voice

Hi all, i would like to have a chord analyser :-)
it should works like this steps:
- Import a Midifile
- 1. function -> Analysis of the Harmony
- 2. function -> write the chord at right part on the score

maybe with the same function(analysis of harmony) it's possible to create a new voice for example the 3. or the 5. -> it would be a great help for choir scores.

Thank you for your great work.
By Francesco

Challenge; try and transcribe the first piece in this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YwKYSdi-H0

This is a multipart video of a jazz festival at Hyères in France. Sylvain Luc on the guitar, André Ceccarelli on drums, Jean-Marc Jafet on the bass...

Those three guys communicate with one another on what is ultimately a human level but transcribing what they do here (and on further pieces as well) is beyond my ability...

That is the beauty of jazz, after all. But at this level, it is truly magic! Unless it can be transcribed faithfully...