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Just a funny saying. Do you agree?

So at my high school, we have our own orchestra (and band, but Orchestra's better). We only have Violin, Viola, and Cello. So when people talk about Violins and Cellos I simply say: "Violins are too high, Cellos are too low, and Violas are the cream of the Oreo." What's usually the favorite part of the Oreo? The cream! Do you agree?

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Hi! I'm excited to see all these viola players gathered in one group. It's so hard to find a good spot like this because violas are so underrated. Anyways, I'm an aspiring viola player who needs a LOT of practice, and I was wondering if any of the more experienced players could recommend some music that might be good for someone playing at a 6th-8th grade level. I've only been playing for 3 years, so I think that would be a good area for me. Thanks!

John Williams Cracking Down on Copyright Infringement?

Hello everyone. I know no one has really used this group but I just wanted to talk a little about something odd that's been occurring recently. It seems that Disney/Lucasfilm has been cracking down big time on people using copyrighted music specifically from Star Wars. I just had an arrangement of the "Imperial March in a Major Key" taken down, and I noticed that one of my favorite Star Wars horn quartets on MuseScore was copyright struck and removed from the user Klevdogk's page. 4Horns' arrangement of "Jedi Steps and Finale" from The Force Awakens is gone too. In fact, if you search "Star Wars" on MuseScore, just about all that comes up is music from Rogue One, the only Star Wars movie that didn't have its music written by John Williams. Oddly enough, all arrangements of John Williams' other compositions, such as my horn quartet arrangement of Superman and Raider's March, are completely intact. I find this situation to be totally bizarre. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?