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Competition No.3 - COMPOSER IMITATION

It's time for our third competition! :D
For this contest, simply create an original composition imitating the style of a well-known composer of your choice.
- Any instrumentation is fine
- Keep it under 5 minutes long
- The composer you imitate can be either living or dead, but must be generally known
- All entries must be received by March 24th, 2019
- Enter your compositions in this discussion
- Each user may only submit one piece

- Voting will begin on the March 25th, 2019 and will continue for a week or until 20 votes have been received, whichever is longer.
- In case of a tie, voting will continue until the tie is broken
- The winner will become an administrator of the Piano Compositions group!

Welcome! + Announcement (!!!) + What you can do

First off: Hello to everyone! I'd like to personally welcome all of you to this group (if you haven't joined yet, just save that welcome until you have :P).

Now for the announcement.
When this group reaches twenty-four thousand members, you all will be given the chance to become a group administrator... and one of you will win! (If you want to get to this admin challenge sooner, do what it says below.)


What you can do is...
If you are interested in being an administrator of the 2nd largest MuseScore group, firstly, join this group. Then, leave suggestions below for the users that you think would like to join this group.

Composing a String Quartet, want some feedback

So I only have a few measures of a first movement but I hope to expand this into a full 4 movement string quartet. Thing is, I find it hard to get the combination of being in sonata form and still being interesting when it gets past duets into trios and quartets. I know it should be easier because I have more freedom with a string quartet than with a piano sonata but no, I have always found piano sonatas easier to compose.

Here is my first draft. You can see that I go from a Tutti to the cello playing solo which really brings out the warm sound of the cello. I plan on having the other instruments come back one by one until I reach Tutti again. So here is the link:

https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5453458

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!