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I found the secret to sounding good in jazz solos (on vibes) (in minor keys)

So, let's take the minor scale (D, in this example)
D E F G A B♭ C D
Now, let's remove the second and sixth degrees.
D F G A C D
Why have we done this? Well, now that those two notes are gone, we have removed all nasty-sounding intervals from the scale. Every note is at least a whole step apart, and there is no tritone! Yay! You now have a completely safe and boring solo!

What's that? You don't want to sound safe, boring, or (to be honest) good? 

Well, look no further than the Double Harmonic Major Scale!
It's... interesting. Just look.
D E♭ F♯ G A B♭ C♯ D

It's honestly a mess, and don't even try to build a chord progression with it. *shudders* I've tried.

Song Request

Would anyone have the time to arrange a song for me and my band? Possibly where I could get the score and all the parts as well? I want to get the SU arrangement of Understanding, when they played it for the Bayou Classic last weekend.

Need Volunteers for the Musecorps Drum Corps!

EDIT: We're looking for recordings of the ballad! Here's the link for more info! https://musescore.com/groups/musecorps/discuss/5027254

Hello everyone! My friend Mark and I have been working on a show for fun. It is based off of the novel 1984, and will likely be completed within the next month.

If enough people sign up, we hope to create a virtual drum corps of sorts. Basically, by this, we plan to have as many people record themselves playing though the parts as we can get, then compile the parts together into one big audio file. Mark is working on writing drill in a program.

All I'm hoping for with this specific thread is to see how many people would be interested in hearing more about this idea. Lemme know if you'd want to play in it below, and ask any questions that you may have! I'll make a bigger post in the near future with specifics.

If you haven't seen the score yet, here's a link: https://musescore.com/themtcrew/scores/5217400

Thanks guys! If you want/can, let any friends that you think would be interested know about this. We hope to get as many brass players as we can, and will take any percussion recordings if we can find them! To be clear, we're not looking for recording yet, as the show isn't completed. Just wanted to see how many would be interested!

So far...
Trumpet
trumpet_kid2001
jacksondoyle
noahcloud
Mello
noahcloud
Tuba
Barisax8998
Marimba
nicolyon1005
Vibes
nicolyon1005
Snare
Dorothyofoz1234

Marching Band Show Ideas

Exactly as the title implies, I’d like for people to bounce their ideas for marching band shows off of me. I’m a high school junior trained in percussion and various string instruments, and have a private teacher actively teaching me theory. It won’t be overnight, but I plan to write something like a show for my school’s marching band before my time there is done.