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New here

Here guys , I guess I’m new here so let me introduce my self, my name is Joshua I prefer josh, I’m a 14 year old violinist and I started in 6th grade, I’m currently in 8th grade and going to be freshman on June 12 2019, I’m a gay and Jewish and proud of it, I play lacrosse, run country, and snowboard competivly In snowboard cross, slalom and giant slalom. I’m also disabled in speech cuz I have a bad lisp. I live in the state of CT and I love meeting new people, so if y’all are bored txt me anytime

New Admin in town!

The mathematician Daniel Bump, who started this group over seven years ago, has made me an admin of it.  I have been active in this group for over four years now, as a composer, arranger, and, increasingly importantly to me and others, a sharer of my many decades of experience with and knowledge of traditional counterpoint and contrapuntal music, both in tutorials and analyses published here (see “Tutorials” set in my profile) and score comments (often requested, and usually appreciated).

Dan has (understandably) not had time to follow and supervise this group over the last few years.  I hope to monitor and maintain the discussion board, e.g., removing posts that are inappropriate (e.g., “please look at my work”, which can be achieved just by posting the work), spam, and widely-cross-posted work that bears no particular relevance to the group topic, and in so doing maximize the usefulness of the discussion board as  a resource.

I have viewed this group as a place where people can post, as Dan says, works by masters of counterpoint such as Bach and Palestrina (although if the scores have errors and the person posting is not responsive to notice of them….), and your own contrapuntal compositions, as he said, even unfinished works, if you want comments by other musicians.   If your works are mind-bogglingly terrific, they will speak for themselves.  Otherwise, expect reactions by others of both great and little knowledge and experience.  This is not an arena to collect applause, but, hopefully, a place to  share and learn.

Counterpoint is not a “style” or “genre” like Reggae, Celtic Ballads, or Bebop Jazz (but even those have their parameters, means, and corpora), or even “Baroque”, but a discipline about which great books and papers and courses have been  and continue to be written (and I hope to maintain useful bibliographies and linkaries) and in which, although models  and parameters vary over the last 500 years, (at any era) there are very definite “rules” and “right and wrong”, just as with the grammar of a language, the rules of artistic perspective, or classical rhetoric. Any work with more than one voice (and even some in one voice!) exhibits  counterpoint, whether you intended it or not, which can thus be good or bad in reference the stylistic models of any era.  “Hey, I used some counterpoint!” (as in several early Beatles songs) is not so interesting.

Fugue is an extraordinarily complicated business, with a vast literature, and an exercise traditionally undertaken only by those who have achieved significant skill in counterpoint.  I will not say more about it right now.

There are (and hopefully will be) a number of regulars here with enough knowledge of, and skill in, this area to teach a course, including some who actually do (although employed teachers, performers, and scholars rarely have the time for this).  We are a resource for those who wish to learn and have their efforts analyzed and commented on.   For those not eager for honest commentary, just write, “No comments, please!” on your scores.   This is not a venue for unconditional, assured applause (either for compositions, presentations of scores of repertoire, or arrangements) or emotional support. This is a score-posting group, not a social media chat room.   Posts to the discussion board, including questions, should be considered by you with the question, “Will this be useful to others wishing to know more about counterpoint?”  Inappropriate posts will be removed.

I hope that this group and forum will continue to be, and more and more become, a showcase of quality contrapuntal compositions by masters old and new, and resources and texts old and new, as well as a place where those eager to learn more about counterpoint will feel both welcome and able to do so.

Bernard Greenberg (@BSG) 10 May 2019

Composer Needed for Superhero Theme Song

Hello. I'm looking for someone who can compose a theme for a superhero. I'd do it myself, but I absolutely suck at writing melody. I can write a good percussion track, but I'm musically useless past that. I'd like it to sound like a mix of orchestra and rock. The hero himself is the kind of guy who sucks at his job, but can still get it done, so people are still happy to see him because he's at least better than nothing and it's entertaining watching him get his a** kicked in the process because he's such an idiot. He has no real powers; just some cheap props he made out of random objects with overly grand names (example: make a lasso out of multi-colored yarn and call it The Rainbow Rope of Awesome Justice.) In that regard, one could say he's like Batman if Bruce Wayne was a working-class idiot instead of a billionaire detective.
With this in mind, I'm thinking it should sound kind of kick-a** while also sounding a bit silly.

Scores crash page within 10 seconds but only on mobile, works fine on desktop. Similar scores work perfectly.

https://musescore.com/thateuphoniumguy/sagat_theme_pep_band
https://musescore.com/thateuphoniumguy/dee_jay_theme_pep_band

These are the most recent of a series of pep band music, the 8th and 9th respectively. Every single one has worked until these two, which reload the page automatically within 10 seconds. It tries to load it again before giving up. The playback works correctly until the page reloads. This only happens on mobile, but on my desktop there are no problems. Is there any reason why this may be happening? There’s nothing setting these apart from the other arrangements and I’ve tried polishing up the files and reuploading. Any help would be appreciated.

MuseScore 2.1
Apple OS 12.1.4 (on multiple devices, untested on android)
El Capitan for my desktop

When creating a YouTube Video from score, extra text is added to the end of the description

When creating a YouTube Video from score, the text: " [Piano Tutorial + Sheet music]" is added to the end of the description forcing an extra editing step to remove the superfluous text.

Of more concern is that the text is also embedded in the Video main title and cannot be edited

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2i3fevJlJg