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New Piano Roll Feature on the musescore.com

Today marks the release of MuseScore Piano Roll. Piano Roll is a popular and convenient method to display piano notation in a way that not only simplifies learning a new piece for novice musicians who lack a teacher, it also beautifully visualizes each score.


(Video captured from https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/33715 )

Give it a try by simply clicking on the Piano Roll icon now available on all solo piano scores. Be sure to tell us what you think in Improving MuseScore.com!



All of these improvements are designed to not only make MuseScore.com the most valuable resource online for sharing and discovering great musical works but for learning them as well.

We hope you’ll be as excited about this new feature as we were to create it for you, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

This is just the first of an exciting series of updates and releases for MuseScore PianoRoll; we're already hard at work on improving the experience!

So, I randomly screwed around and...

Did the following in the last two years:

1. Completely reversed Chunks of music and their inversion, as well as overlapping them (Is more an extreme form of something old than really new and isn't THAT useful LOL)
See: "Threnody for Synthesizer Voices"

2. Mixing the Locrian(M6) scale from Harmonic minor and descending Pentatonic scale out of the missing 5 notes to make an half-atonal scale 
(or whatever)...
See: "Natura"


3. Creating a new Mode of Scales, which I call Augmented Mode and which breaks the octave, is consisting of a maximum of 7-8 (1 & 4 = 7), (2 & 3 = 8) different notes and is half-chromatic in nature, because of which no full seventh chord can be build with the notes in the scale (at least not in the 1st & 4th, haven't tried with the other 2 yet) 

Mode Formula in note to note steps:
1.: 1 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 2 - b3 -#4 - 2
2.: 1 - b3 - #4 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 2 - b3
3.: 1 - #4 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 2 -b3 - #4
(4.: 1 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 2 -b3 - #4 - 2) 
See: "March of the lonely soldier"

Do you think I should write a book about technique and theory in the future?

Do you treat art music as a kind of art, or entertainment?

AS everyone knows, art music was surely something that not for everyone, ecause of its sophisticated structure and extremely long duration. Nowadays, entertainment music was replaced by pop, and i am here to ask you guys, do you still thinks that art music can be a kind of entertainment? Or it can only be a kind of art that we study?

Score download option "MusicXML" creates uncompressed xml file w. extension ".mxl"

I realized today that, when I download a file from another user and select Music XML as download option, I don't get the compressed file but the uncompressed XML, but the file still has the extension ".mxl".  The difference is obvious from the file size, too.
I remember that in the past, when using this download format, I got a compressed musicxml file which I could open without problems in MuseScore 2.3.2. The last time I did this was on Jan. 5 this year, so I'm not sure when this was actually changed.
Now, when I download using "MusicXML" option and I try to open the downloaded mxl  file in Musescore 2.3.2, I get an error message:   
"Kann Datei  [my file name].mxl nicht lesen: ungeeignetes Format"
(Can't open [my file name].mxl: unsuitable format )
And the details say there was an error when reading Container.xml in line 1, column 1: unexpected end of file.  

After I found out that I could see the xml when opening the downloaded file in Internet Explorer or text editor (which wasn't possible in the past), I tried and renamed the downloaded files' extensions from ".mxl" into ".xml", or ".musicxml",  and both could be opened.

I just wonder why this was changed, because the compressed xml is so much smaller. Wouldn't it be possible at least to offer both the compressed and the uncompressed version?  
I posted this here because it seems to be a download issue on the website.

- Update: When I download an older score with the MusicXML option, I get the compressed xml. Does it make a difference when the file was stored online?