Of Etiquette

So after being on Musescore for 18 weeks, 3 days, I’ve noticed a couple things that the average user should apply, to make everyone’s time on Musescore enjoyable and productive.
First of all, the system is rigged for “pro users.” In a random selection of 27 pros, the average number of followers was 220, when a similar sample of well-known non-pro-users turned up none with even 200 followers, 10% below the AVERAGE of the “pros.” Now, a case can be made that non-pro-users are not as committed composers, therefore not being as good. However, a composer’s piece seems to be legitimized if that little pro icon is down by the user’s name. Musescore users, especially pros, should not be prejudiced by not looking at a certain composer’s material if that user is not a pro.
So here’s my solution to this problem: be courteous. That’s all. There should be some etiquette that gets applied. Here is my list for how EVERY user should treat every other Musescore user:
I – if a user follows you, check out their music. You may be surprised with what you hear.
II – if a user favorites a work of yours, check out their music. If they like your music, it shows that you have similar tastes.
III – if a user comments on a piece of yours, check out their music. If they took the time to listen to a piece of yours, they deserve your respect for being a good audience.
Now, this list is not comprehensive. Just be courteous, and do what you would want others to do to you. The golden rule is key here.
I hope that those who read this pay attention to it, and take it to heart. There are so many great non-pro-users who don’t get the recognition they deserve, simply because they are not a pro user.

Thanks for reading this rant. :)

2 years ago

Ludovico Einaudi Domino

Hi, a few months ago i've realised that Einaudi writted a piano concerto called Domino, the music is in youtube, but the 3rd is missing, i want to now if one of you have the recording of the concerto. 
i have the sheet music of the third movement for all the orchestra but want to hear the original interpretation.

a month ago

Pathetique Project

So this is a project I am working on. I am trying to orchestrate the Pathetique Sonata. But unlike last time, I am having trouble orchestrating the melody.

In the red boxes is the melody I am trying to orchestrate. All I really know is that before the sostenuto section, I don't want brass and once it is reached, I do want brass so that the low woodwinds can be freed up for the bass chords.

Here is what I have so far of the woodwinds:

As you can see, I have it on the concert pitch setting to make writing the clarinet and horn parts easier. Also, I currently have the clarinet taking the lowest melody line starting in its lowest octave.

a month ago

My first upload! Annabel for Orchestra

Hi All

This is an orchestral piece I wrote for my local community orchestra; All Seasons Orchestra in York, England.

Parts: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, Bassoon, horn F, trumpet Bb, trombone Bb, strings, timp, triangle.

I've left in my notes on the harmonic structure at the bottom of the score for information only

I'd greatly appreciate any comments ! This is my first post so please excuse if I've put this in the wrong place

Many thanks in advance


2 months ago

Tell me what should I do next?

I have too many ideas as too what to put up next, please help me decide which to finish and put up.

Choices are:
Demons-Imagine Dragons
Believer-Imagine Dragons
I Bet My Life-Imagine Dragons
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
The Greatest Show-The Greatest Showman
From Now On-The Greatest Showman
Dragonhearted-Tryhardninja & Captainsparkles

I will take the one with the most votes by the end of Jan. 12 2019

(Please make it easier on me, just reply to any to any comment that is already there for the song you want)


2 months ago


Hi, I am willing to finalize a musical score for anyone that puts a link to their music in the comment section (Meaning I will make your score look professional to the best of my ability). I will even put together separate instrument parts. I am thinking about careers in design and formatting and I believe the work of a music copyist combines my love in music with my future goals. I am doing this for practice so I will charge no money for the peoples scores that I choose to finalize. Thank you

2 months ago

I need some help!

Hi, so I'm trying to alter this arrangement of "Future Friends," by Superfruit to be an orchestra piece. The piece that I have only has violins and violas. So if anyone can help me please do.

2 months ago

I need sheets writer. Really need.

Sorry for Google translate.
Hello, community! I've come with a rather serious problem. I need the sheets of the finished piece. It's the Avengers - the New Avengers theme (Danny Elfman) from the film the Avengers:age of Ultron. There are sketches and excerpts of notes on the site, but there is no complete work with a full orchestra. I'm willing to pay whoever does this. I only have six months, thanks in advance.

3 months ago


 Joaquin Rodrigo composed Concierto de Aranjuez in Paris, rue Saint Jacques, 159, in 1939, for Regina Sainz de la maza. Allegro con spirito is the first movement from Concierto de Aranjuez.

This is a work of transcription and I made several adjustments to orchestration without regard to mood and character.

great hope that this work will inspire other classical guitar and orchestra works  

3 months ago

Need some help!

Hi, everyone!

Does anybody know where the functions arco and pizz. are? I need them for a piece that I am writing. I am a Pro member.

Any help is much appreciated!

4 months ago

Weird orchestral piece competition

1. You must join before August 17 by announcing so in the comments. 
2. You must submit some form of link to your piece before September 17
3. Your piece must be original, not an arrangement or variation.
4. On August 17th the orchestra will be announced. The strings will remain normal, but the other sections will be different.
5. You must not overly disclude any instrument.

You will be judged on your understanding of the instruments, so it is worth looking them up.

Does anyone know of Arabian dances in symphonic pieces?

I am making a symphonic variations piece about a family who travels the world. I was able to dig up quite a bit of Spanish style symphonic pieces to study but I have not been so successful with Arabic pieces. I have found the Arabian dance from Grieg's second Peer Gynt suite and the one from the Nutcracker, but that is it. I would like some recommendations. If anyone has any tips on Swiss waltzes, that would also be appreciated. Feedback on what I have composed so far (England and Spain) would also be great.

In search of Orchestral Arrangers

Dear Musescorers,

I have an annoucement to make.
Because of the quantity of songs that I make and the exceedingly numerous, unfinished drafts I've got and my poor orchestration skills T.T, could someone kindly arrange a few pre-selected piano pieces of mine?
That will be really wonderful! ^^
Credits will be given to the arranger.

Pm if interested,



a year ago

Looking for feedback on two interesting pieces I wrote

Hey guys! I’m looking for feedback on two pieces I wrote, both of which are very modern, unique, and my best pieces in my opinion. The two pieces are very different: one of them is a long piece for concert wind ensemble, and the other is a short lament written for just three strings. Anyways, I’d really appreciate any comments on these, and the links to them below. If you like what you hear, feel free to listen to or comment on my other music, as well:



Thank you! Have a great day!

7 months ago

Help on literally anything and everything!

Hey guys! I was hoping to receive comments and feedback as much as possible regarding anything and everything about a few of my original compositions. If you don't have the time, you don't need to listen to all of them - just pick some that sound interesting to you and tell me your thoughts/ideas for potential improvements if you have time (of course, if you want to listen to/comment on all of them, I'd really love that :D ). Here are the pieces, as well as brief descriptions of each and their length. Hope you enjoy!

"Into the Midst of the Sea": My piece for concert wind ensemble. It brings to life different aspects of the ocean and the emotions we feel when we experience the sea (16 minutes):

"Piano Sonata No. 1 in D": My first piano sonata, organized into 3 movements in the key of D (my favorite key), which has a rather unique sound for a piano piece and describes feelings of nostalgia, wistfulness, and joy as time goes on and change occurs (14 minutes):

"Spring Flowers": A piece for string quartet and piano which showcases the beauty of spring and the happiness of the season (5 minutes): 

"Returning Home": A piece for trumpet quartet that I uploaded to honor the anniversary of me starting to compose music a few years ago. It was inspired by Dvorak's "Going Home" chorale and was the first dedicated piece of music I ever composed (and still one of my favorites, because of how fun it is too play, as a trumpet player) (3.5 minutes):

"Adventure": A piece for solo trumpet that I performed live this year at San Jose State University. It tells the story of how adventurous our lives can be, and should offer some challenge to trumpet players wanting to play it (4 minutes): 

"Max and Chloe": An arrangement for guitar ensemble of the main theme to the popular video game "Life is Strange" by DONTNOD Entertainment, which is a piece I've always loved (3.5 minutes): 

Thank you for taking the time to read this long message, and (hopefully), for listening to my music. It really means a lot to me, and I hope to hear back! Thanks!
-Ben Ledochowski

8 months ago

One theme, a million of music!

  Hi everyone!
After see a video about "leitmotiv" in music, i have tried to write musics with very different ambiances, but with the same theme. (according light modifications)
It is a very good exercice! It's train you to search and get the perfects instruments and the good chords.
So i challenge you : how many different music can you write with a single theme? (in theory, an infinity ^^)
You can get my tries here : 

It could be nice that you use the theme i used ;)  

8 months ago