Hello! I'm a self-taught composer, and this is my second full piece (I've written things like character themes for friends that I don't count as full pieces) and, although I've been working on it throughout the summer, I'm still unhappy with it. I'm looking for critiques and tips on how I can improve this piece.
… after a last time, when I have had decided to write my first book with sheets music, passed already around one and half month. At beginning I wanted keep all of it, every composition only for myself… but when I have had finished my 3th composition, I have changed my decisions – cause for what shall it profit me if I will keep it only for myself?
When I have had changed my mind, I have had decided write book with piano sheets music. Not just small publication, but trilogy – and here is now first book, and next is coming 1st of July.
Due to the fact that through music is best to reflect what is difficult to show in words, I have had decided to transfer my feelings to the musical notes on the staves… and this has helped me a lot with my own feelings and with creating my first book with piano sheets music.
In the book “Créations privées – avant de venir” is contained 9 piano sheets music and 1 as a bonus, which is a medley – as an additional element I have had decided put selected quote at the end of each song, so that you could better understand the depth of what I feel, and how I perceive the world around me.
Most of the quotes I have had used is from the Word of God (The Bible), but that doesn’t mean that it’s intended only for believers, or some other group of people. The purpose of my music sheets, where I have had attached a selected quotes is let you better understand the depth of feelings.
If you would like to get a book for free, you can download it by following link: https://avantdevenir.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/crc3a9ations-privc3a9es-avant-de-venir.pdf
If you wish you can also check out sheets music on my MuseScore profile: https://musescore.com/luqasz
... or on the YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgzgV9kWZ-WKDdM4vGUaeJwlwwaQaPEuM
I hope you will enjoy music sheets in this book.
Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo
Hi MuseScore. As a Musescorian it has come to my attention that a lot of people want or need high quality files of their score. As a mixer myself I would love to provide you with high quality recordings.
1 or 2 instruments: $5 with ($1 extra per minute if your composition is longer than 3 minutes)
3 to 6 instruments: $10 with ($2 extra per minute if your composition is longer than 3 minutes)
7+ Instruments: TBD, If there is an influx of people wanting these, I will probably not do any. However, if there is not a lot of people and the price is right, I would be more than happy to do it for you.
Fantasia for Two Marimbas:
Variations on a Theme of Saint-Saëns:
A Dream Within a Dream by JBand:
Fantasie No. 1 by Lizzapie:
Rondo in A Minor:
To see more, I encourage you to view the rest of my SoundCloud profile.
All pieces are mixed with a combination Hollywood Virtual Instruments, Vienna Orchestral Library, and EastWest Symphonic Orchestra and finalized in Logic Pro X so you know you are getting the best software on the market.
If you are interested please comment below, I will try to find a communication method that works for us both.
Have you ever been in a rut? Not knowing what to do, staring blankly at your screen?
Well you're in luck!
The IFM group is where we compile many ideas for those who might need them and for times when ideas might be scarce.
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I'm thinking of getting a book on the study of harmony, and I need to know as soon as possible which one you recommend. I've read Rimsky-Korsakov's "Principles of Orchestration" and really enjoyed his writing style, and he is one of my favorite composers. Tchaikovsky's book is succinct (as is Rimsky-Korsakov's), with musical examples. Has anyone read either of these? Which would you suggest? Thanks!
Since I've started composing, I've always wondered if it's okay to put flats in the score of a sharp key signature (and vice versa). For example, if you have a key of A major (3 sharps: F#, C#, and G#), is it okay to put a Bb in the score, for example, or must you do an A#? Obviously, it would be silly do do a Db with that key signature since there is already a C# and they are the same thing.
Here is a list of the instruments we need in the orchestra:
Flute 1/Flute 2
Trumpet ******** (Needed Badly)
Please, If you can double on these or know others who would be willing to do them, tell them of the orchestra !
You can email me the recording at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You Everyone !
I want to start on a huge project, that requires the help of everyone! Much like Eric Witacres's Virtual Choir, I will be compiling recordings of a large number of people, into one track.
Auditions have started and will run through the 13th of June. The piece we will be performing is most likely going to be one of my original compositions and will be a huge undertaking.
As of right now, we are short of String players and Vocalists, but all auditions are welcome. If you are interested or would like to audition, the link is below and you can email me, at the email below.
The link is http://musescore.com/groups/virtual-orchestra-group
My email is: email@example.com
Thank you for everyone's support !!!
As the title suggests, I want to start on a huge project, that requires the help of everyone! Much like Eric Witacres's Virtual Choir, I will be compiling recordings of a large number of people, into one track.
Auditions have not been announced and I will be starting a new group, dedicated to this concept. The piece we will be performing is most likely going to be one of my original compositions and will require a large amount of responsibility to everyone (making sure they play their part at the correct tempo and sounds decent).
If you are interested, the link is http://musescore.com/groups/virtual-orchestra-group
If you have any further questions, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for everyone's support !!!
Hope to see you in my orchestra
Hey guys... I have a bit of a dilemma... I have been playing piano for a long time now, and have decided I want to start recording and sharing my works... However, my problem is this: I have an upright piano in the house, and access to the church's baby grand. (Key to church and permission to use it...) The only problem is I have not recording equipment, besides a cheap camera. I don't have tons of money to spend. I know how much good recording equipment costs, and just can't afford that. (17 years old, has college, a nearby cash car purchase, and a lawn business to maintain with funds...) Does anyone have any good suggestions?
As further incentive (other than helping a poor soul...), The piece I am working on now is a full piano transcription of Ashboy's Fugue of the storm, one of the most popular (and difficult) playable pieces on this site. I plan on having it done and polished in a week or two, and making a videoscore, but I really do not have good enough recording equipment for such a good piece.
THANKS TO ALL!!!!
I just wanted to let you know that I am shifting my focus for the next month or so from producing small 4 or 5 minute compositions to working on one large project. I am doing something new here, and hope to inspire some of you to try the same thing. We all dream of being able to compose a soundtrack for a film, but it is very hard to get that opportunity, much less practice for that.
What I have done is create the plot to a film in my mind. Basically I spent a few days thinking about it, developing a plot, characters, story, etc. Mainly I tried to visualize it, take down notes that probably only I will understand, and basically make it so I can SEE the movie, even though it doesn't exist. Now comes the fun part.
I started composing a soundtrack to said invisible movie, as I call it, with staff text above all of the notes which explain what is going on, what is being said, what the scene is like, etc. It is sort of like reading a book with a soundtrack, but organised so that you only can read what is happening as the music plays. It is far from finished, needs a lot of refining, and I only have about 5 minutes done so far. I would like to compose about an hour's worth here, and make it into a video score where the text comes up rather than using staff text.
To give you guys a general idea of what I am doing, I have used CamStudio to record my screen as I played it. Just watch the 5 minute video, and see what I mean by an invisible video.
PLEASE TRY TO VISUALIZE THE MOVIE AS I GIVE IT, (mainly starting with Scene 1)... KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS FAR FAR FAR FROM UNFINISHED, AND I PLAN ON FINISHING THE ENTIRE PIECE AS A ROUGH DRAFT, THEN EDITING IT. THIS IS NOT MEANT AS A PLEASE CRITIQUE THE SONG... THAT COMES LATER WHEN THE ROUGH DRAFT IS DONE! RIGHT NOW I ONLY WANT FEEDBACK ON THE GENERAL IDEA!
(This song needs headphones and the volume turned all the way up...)
DOWNLOAD ONLY... DO NOT WATCH IN BROWSER, THE QUALITY IS HORRIBLE!!!!!
I know one of the biggest challenges for most new musescore users is how to add tremolo and pizzicato to strings, and mute to trumpets. I know it baffled me for a while, but I want to spread the word on how it is done in a way that it will generate actual AUDIO PLAYBACK!!!!!
(I will be using tremolo as an example, but the process is exactly the same for pizzicato and mute.)
Step 1: Click on the note where you want to start. When that note is highlited (usually in blue), click Ctrl + T (Or use the menu to do Create > Text > Staff Text).
Step 2: Type whatever you want here, although just to avoid confusion, you should write "tremolo" Or even some specific directions, like "Slow Tremolo" or "Furious Tremolo".
Step 3: Click away from the text box. Now drag it until it is in a suitable place. (The text box will often initially be created inside of some notes, so just make sure it is clearly out of the way, yet right above the notes you want to start the tremolo at, similar to if you wanted to add a tempo text box.)
Step 4: Right Click on the text box you just created, and in the dropdown box, click Staff Text Properties.
Step 5: Check the "Channel" box, and then click the Tremolo option.
Step 6: At this point, you are done, and musescore will play the tremolo sound. However, if you want your piece to be readable and playable by musicians, you should add real musical tremolo marks onto the notes, via the palette on the left. (The same one that has dynamics, lines, Accidentals, etc.) THESE MARKINGS DO NOTHING FOR THE MUSESCORE PLAYBACK, BUT ARE NECESSARY IF YOU WANT THE PIECE TO BE PLAYABLE BY MUSICIANS.
Let me know if you have any questions, and try to spread the word! I will be copying and pasting this discussion in as many groups as I can! Thank you all and please give me feedback!
(P.S. you will probably not be seeing any more compositions from me for a while. I am currently working on a LARGE orchestral suite, hopefully over an HOUR LONG. This will be in the form of a full soundtrack as a demonstration of what I can do. I have no movie to go along with, but I will via text tell the listener what is supposed to be happening. I wanted to say this to explain my soon to be absence from the sheet music list. I will keep listening, commenting, and participating in discussions, however!)
I have recently started a suite titled: “The Gods and Titans”
I have been working diligently on this Suite and I want to show off the work I have put in to making this one of my most ambitious, and yet rewarding, projects to date.
You can view all of them using these links:
My First movement in the suite, dedicated the god Hephaestus-
My Second movement, which, I must unfortunately say, is still incomplete; dedicated to the god Hermes-
My Third, and what I consider being one of my greatest pieces, Athena-
And finally my most recent addition to my suite, Prometheus, The Bringer of Knowledge-
I’d love to hear what the general public thinks of my suite as of right now!
Thank you everyone so far for making this one of my most successful projects to date!
Hello Musescore! I have a question for you.
You know those songs you would possibly hear in movies? I think that is also considered minimalism. Well, I want to attempt a song like that based on some ideas I already have. Does anyone have any idea what instrumentation I should use?
So lately i have started to like atonal music, so i decided to compose a short experimental atonal piece! Enjoy!
Atonal music usually provokes strong negative reactions, it did that for me too when i first heard it but after a year or so i started to like it!