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Composing Music For My School One Act Plays

I'm having trouble finding a good app to compose music on and I need to get it all done hopefully by January 1. Does anyone know any good FREE programs or applications I can use to compose some sixties sounding + Russian/Jewish sounding stuff? I've been using Ensemble, but it's pretty much useless if you're not using pro. (I'm not paying anything because I have exactly zero dollars to my name)

HELP! Alto Saxophone Articulation

Hello everyone,

I am a alto saxophone player who has around 2 1/2 years of experience and has been in private lessons and band the whole time

I never learned/misunderstood articulation and have been just blowing air. I believed that I sounded pretty good that way and could play advanced pieces.

Recently I learned this was wrong and I honestly sound terrible if I try to articulate. Should I play in band without articulation and practice articulation at home until I can articulate in band without sounded bad? Not sure what to do and if you all have videos for me to watch to help with my articulation (not that I think they will help; my private lesson teacher is very helpful and I still couldn't get tonguing down at all in 30 minutes; this could be because I have been playing a different way for 2 1/2 years) 

I do wear Invisalign (not sure if that makes it harder to articulate) 

Looking for Help/Tips/Advice!

Hey! So I've been working on transcribing the song "Evila: Attack of the Perfect Reporter" for something like 2 years now, on and off. There isn't any sheet music available online and midis of the song are absolutely garbage so I have to transcribe it all by ear and this is really horribly difficult!

I'll make the score public so that you guys can listen to what I have so far. The arrangement isn't quite right, but I'm mostly trying to get the idea out first, and then I can fix it. It's the one that is titled with "copy" at the end.

Does anyone have any advice on how to transcribe this easier/faster? I've been following the advice that you figure out the bass-line first and then you flesh out the chords, but so far as I can tell, that's just as slow for something like this as doing anything else. 
Also, I'm completely self-taught! I can play one of every section of instrument so it gives me an idea of the limits of the sections and the tones, but I'm self taught in composition and transcription!

(I had this originally posted in a video game group, so pardon the weird language)

I want alot of ugly insulting criticism

I never learned composing, but: here is the first movement from my first piano sonata. you think is good?
And...! fake compliments I can hear from everyone that I ask, here- I want to hear alot of  offensive, ugly and insulting criticism. That's why I'm posting it here...