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When I'm writing for any ensemble that contains the MDL instruments i always experience a glitch that happens after i stop playing the score. I will usually click the stop button and when it does a huge bang of all of the instruments in MDL being used come at unison and full volume. This will happen a few times and after so many MDL will start glitching and it will make the velocity go all over the place. It makes it sound almost corrupt. I know it isnt corrupt because after restarting the platform everything is fine. Then the sound happens again and it goes haywire and i have to restart the program once again. I've experienced this before but only now has it become extremely prominent. This is my main issue however the problem with shots also bothers me. The unaccented taps are louder than a rim shot. I can get around it by using a ping shot (which is slightly louder but it is still a bit quieter than an accented note) however i still prefer to use a rimshot. Thanks for listening! Hope you can figure out the problem soon.Reply

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?

Plz help!

I just started playing alto sax last week for a summer program and I think all in all it’s an easy instrument to start off on (maybe because I have been playing clarinet for 3 years). But I am still struggling with holding it. It’s very heavy and sometimes my thumb is swollen from holding it. My friend who has been playing alto sax for 4 years says my sax is bigger than hers. I’m sure its alto because my music teacher gave it to me and I can’t switch it out for a different one. Does anyone have any tips on how to hold the sax? Thxxx and I appreciate it- Flutinetist ^~^