I am working on arranging this piece for my band but I've never done something that involves singers. Any advice or helpful critique would be appreciated.
I can't believe it! I'm about to hit 50 followers (only need 7 more)! I know that it isn't mush, but it is something right? Tell if you would like to see an original composition, or an arrangement of a song you like. I'm going to take probably 3-5 ideas so choose wisely as I'm putting this discussion in all the groups I'm in.Add your thoughts
I just downloaded a few soundfonts and put them in my score, but when I upload it a lot of the parts are played with a piano sound and none of them have the new soundfont sound. I've seen this before, but I've also seen other scores that don't have this problem! Please tell me what to do!Add your thoughts
How could I use the other instruments in a better way? I didn't even use some of these instruments, but the ones I did use sound weird together. (Especially the Contrabass, I couldn't hear it in the application, but on the website I could.
Please help! Thank you!
For any composers interested in composing a prelude and fugue in this years composer competition:
You can see the themes on my profile.
Hello everyone! This is just a little project that I have been working on (https://musescore.com/knviolain/prelude-in-f-minor-100-follower-special)... The main message I wanted to get out was a huge THANK YOU! for all the support I have received! I just hit 100 followers! To celebrate having 100 followers, I started a patreon page, where you can help me pay for Pro status here on Musescore. For any contribution that you are able to make, I will will be giving you early access to my sheet music, as well as priority in the request list. For higher contributions, I will also be posting making-of videos, and you will be able to go into more specifics about what you want your requested arrangement to entail (difficulty, instrumentation, etc.) Normal requested sheets will be arranged for piano. I will try to be releasing one normal requested sheet per month, as well as one requested by a Patreon supporter. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/knviolain (the link to my patreon)Add your thoughts
This is a piece I wrote in about two days and would like to know what people think.
This is probably gonna be way too long...
Here's the piece I'm talking about, it's in concert pitch just for the sake of simplicity.
I got started on it by actually making stuff up on trumpet rather than sitting at a computer like I usually do, so I didn't really have a chord progression in mind when making it. I think I did an Ok job (yeah right) of making one for the first part (The Cm7-Edim-FM7-Em7, Cm7-Edim-EbM7-Dm7 one), but I'm lost after that. There are parts that don't seem like they could go with any chord, and I'm still a bit of a rookie to writing music so I'm not sure what I should make the chords to those parts. My bigger problem with the second part is that I don't want it to just be a bunch of random chords with no sense of direction. There needs to be a progression, right? But it doesn't seem like the melody I wrote is following one. Any help on that front would be MUCH appreciated.
2.) What do I do with this piano?!
I know that the piano should be doing something other than just playing whole note chords the whole time the trumpet is playing, but I can't figure out what it is for the life of me. If I try to make things different in the piano, it doesn't seem to blend well with the trumpet. If I just have whole note chords, the piano part is boring, and also sort of interrupts the trumpet during ties over barlines. I didn't have all that much time to experiment with this today, so I just put it all as whole notes temporarily.
When I was first coming up with the melody, I was playing with a harmon mute. Obviously a real instrument will always sound better than a simulated one, *cough* musescore trombone soundfont *cough* but I think that the sound of the musescore version would be a lot better with a muted trumpet rather than an open one. So, if anyone knows if there is a trumpet w/ harmon mute soundfont on musescore, please let me know.
Alright, thanks in advance!
This is a little piece that I composed recently. I'd appreciate it if anyone could provide some feedback, and also maybe a name for the piece (since I haven't found one that quite fits yet...). Thanks!
Anyways, I came up with this piece after listening to Philip Glass' String Quartet No 3 - Mishima, and the simplistic style that he wrote with. I also really liked his use of polyrhythms in that piece, so I decided to try to incorporate them in this one as well...
hiya, this here is a transcription in progress of (yup) Caravan
A little input: is this playable from your (the instrumentalist's) perspective?
For some reason I cant seem to get the youtube audio source to be the primary audio source when the score is first opened. What simple click am I missing?Add your thoughts
take this score and extract some of the parts
make your score sound like the actual song
you can listen to the song using the link
when you done use the #ididit so I can give feedback on your work.
i hope you like this challenge because i have more to come
I'm a new member here looking for feedback on my composing. I've been composing for over a year, and based on some of the reactions I've gotten to my stuff, I'm doing exceptional, but I really want to know if people are just being nice or I am actually a decent composer. I write for concert band and orchestra, and sometimes marching band stand tunes for my school. If you're interested, please check out my channel and provide feedback. TY!Add your thoughts
Hello MuseScore! I am a teenaged composer who's a freshman in high school. I would really appreciate feedback on my compositions and sort of get a feel of where I stand in the musical world. If you have any suggestions, constructive criticisms, praise (if I'm that lucky) please tell me!
Exactly what the title says, I need some feedback on this piece: https://musescore.com/user/19081156/scores/4795361
If you notice anything that could be improved, please leave a comment. Alternatively, you could try to make up a name for it, because I'm awful at that. Thanks in advance!
Hey guys, I'm an amateur composer that's been on musescore for 4 months now, and I just joined this group. It would be really nice for you guys to check out my stuff and give some tips!! I've also got an unfinished score where I'm not sure what to do next with it, so any feedback would be appreciated . Thanks.Add your thoughts
1. When you're playing something in sonata form, you don't pay attention at the recap and you end up going back to the bridge at the exposition. But by the time you realize you made that mistake it's too late.
2. When there's that one spot in a piece you're practicing that needs just a little bit of work, so you practice it. But then it starts getting worse and worse and WORSE. Like WHYYYYYYYYY???
3. When you just simply zone out while you're playing and then when you remember that you're playing you don't know where the heck you are. So you just end up depending on muscle memory, which sometimes doesn't last very long
4. When you just can't remember how many times you did some repeat. Like you could already have repeated something five times and on the sixth time around you're like: Did I do that repeat or no? I'll just do it just in case I didn't.
5. (maybe this is just me) When you listen to a recording of yourself playing and it's the crappiest thing you've ever heard (I'm pretty sure I'm not actually THAT HORRIBLE cause I went to a festival and got second place, which wasn't as horrible as I thought I'd get)
6. If you play in a wind ensemble or orchestra: you weren't sure when to come in so you looked at one of your section mates to check if you were right. But then they come in and you miss your entry. Or they came in the wrong place (and dragged you with them) and you two make fools of yourselves because sometimes the conductor has to stop everyone because of it. Or they were also looking at you to see where the entry was and now you're both lost
7. If you and someone else play the same piece, it somehow ALWAYS sounds better when they play it. For me, I thought I just sucked at piano until I realized all my friends felt the same way.
8. If you're in lessons: You've practically perfected a piece after practicing it and practicing it and PRACTICING IT at home. You run it through a few times without any mistakes. Then you play it at your lesson in front of your teacher and screw up EVERYTHING. And he/she gives you that disappointed look and tells you that you should practice more. And you're just like "okay", but inside you're like "WHY, I PRACTICED SO MUCH! IT WAS PERFECT!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!! " But of course you don't tell your teacher that because you're way too embarrassed to let them know you spent so long on a piece and the final product was the crap you presented to them
9. When you tell yourself you're going to be productive when you practice that day but you end up just screwing around and playing random stuff because you're too lazy to actually practice
10. When you hear a new piece you're going to be playing for the first time and it's so fast that you're positive it's impossible to even get near that speed. Next thing you know: you're 50 beats over the tempo limit for the piece
11. When someone talks to you while you're playing but you don't want to stop, so you try to talk and play at the same time. It never works, yet you keep trying to do it.
12. When someone wants to talk to you but you're playing so they just stand there awkwardly waiting for you to finish. You didn't want to stop in the first place, but now you're forced to because it's just getting too awkward.
13. When you're playing and you feel a sneeze coming. So you you try to play and sneeze at the same time. Like trying to talk and play at the same time, it never works, yet you never learn your lesson.
14. When you cram so much practice in that the next day your whole arm is sore and you can't even hold a pencil (if you've never had this then try playing the first and third movements of Beethoven's Pathetique sonata for three hours straight).
15. When you try to play with cold fingers. It's like they're sticks that are frozen solid, and everything you play just sounds SO BAD (especially fast parts)
16. When you FINALLY played some hard part you've been practicing right once, so you either avoid that part for the rest of your practice session or end the practice session so you don't have to play that part, make a mistake, and have to spend time practicing it again.
For wind players, 11 and 13 may not apply to you. Though I've had those moments multiple times while playing the piano, I don't think I've ever had to sneeze while playing my clarinet and I DEFINITELY haven't tried to talk and play at the same time.
Also, please comment on how relatable this list was. I come up with these by myself (I don't get them from anywhere). It's just that when I ask my friends about these things they can all relate, so I'd thought it would be fun to share them with you guys as well so we can all have a good laugh.
I got this far along, but I can't get it right. I know something's wrong, but I can't quite figure out what.
I've been trying to compose something serene and peaceful for some time now. With this, I think I at least partially succeeded, but I'm sure some feedback would help me improve it even more.