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Hey! I'm to fairly new to Musescore and composing in general. I just uploaded a trombone quartet and its the first thing I've ever really composed so any feedback would be much appreciated. 

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2 months ago
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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):
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5018741 

"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):
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5094661 

"Spring Flowers": A piece for string quartet and piano which showcases the beauty of spring and the happiness of the season (5 minutes): 
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5158303 

"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):
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5158264 

"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): 
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5158317 

"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): 
https://musescore.com/user/24020016/scores/5164192 

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

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3 months ago
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Violin

I can't find very many songs for a solo violin on musescore that aren't either super fast or sound like they need an accompanist. Does anyone know any pieces? That would be great but until then I wrote this one. https://musescore.com/user/26894926/scores/5040255
Are there any violin players who could tell me how difficult that is? I want to play violin but I am still waiting for my left handed one to come in from online.
Also, if anyone wrote a polyphonic violin song could they show me? Or maybe someone wants to try to compose one? If someone does I wanna hear it.
Thanks :)

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6 months ago
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I need some feedback

I'm working on a piece called Mountains Serene, and I would like some help to see where I need some work. I already know about the lack of percussion in certain spots and lack of directionality in others, but I'm not entirely sure if there's other parts that need work. All feedback and constructive criticism is welcome!

Score: https://musescore.com/convelocearts/mountains-serene
Please read the description! There is a link to the audio there (I just don't want to make dozens of YouTube videos with minor edits).

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11 months ago
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NEW GROUP! This group is one of a kind! (you'll see why)

https://musescore.com/groups/veni-vidi-vici

Join join join! We'll have competitions, MANY competitions, even ones you've never heard of!

Our group is a currency based group (fake currency, of course)
-If you win a competition, you will receive a handsome reward, for example, v1,000 (v is the currency symbol)
-Save up enough v's and you can buy private and custom soundfonts, which can be anywhere from v20,000 to v50,000.
-You can even buy an admin membership! (v100,000)
-There will be a Bank to keep track of your v balance.
-There will a Marketplace to use your v currency.
-You can place bets and gamble on competition entries.

About competitions:
This is Veni, Vidi, Vici. We have the most exotic and challenging of competitions (but if you're a beginner, don't worry, we'll also have competitions for you too!)

DISCLAIMER: For this currency group to work, I need a certain number of group members. If we do not receive enough members, this group WILL NOT work. So please, invite your friends, your colleagues, and let's make this the best group on Musescore.

-Thank you, Alplexle

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2 years ago
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Composition Survivor Season 3!

Ok guys it's finally here: Composition Survivor Season 3 and Sean and I have made a promise to all of you, that if we do not finish the season and it's our fault, we will personally follow all of you. Now that that is all good and done, I'll tell you about the game:

This entire concept is based upon the iconic reality/survival show "Survivor," but there is going to be one big difference: Instead of using your survival skills, you will use compositions! This whole game will be hosted by me and my friend Sean Greenley: https://musescore.com/user/3418741 This competition will have many twists and turns to always keep you on your toes.
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The rules are very simple.
1. (Obviously) You must join the group to compete
2. Once you are part of the group you have to go to the discussion "Ready" and simply comment "ready" and you will become a competitor
3. When we get our 24th "ready," the games will begin with Challenge #1!
4. There will be a new and different challenge every week. The challenge might be something along the lines of: "Base a piece off of this artwork" or "create a song using only a french horn, glockenspiel, and bass ocarina in time signature 2/5." No matter what, it will always be new and exciting
5. At the end of every week, Sean and I will decide who we thought had the best composition..... and who had the worst
6. The person with the worst will be eliminated from Composition Survivor
7. For the first 7 weeks (when there are 10 people remaining), two people will be eliminated each week
8. At the beginning of the 8th week until we have only one remaining, one person will be cut each week
9. If you do not have confidence that you will be able to pull together a piece of music once a week, do not compete. There is no quitting allowed because it takes away from the enjoyment of everybody else
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The winner will receive a follow from me and Sean, and both of us will favorite 10 of your scores (It will be your choice which 10).

The competition will start when 24 "ready"s have been counted. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor. Join the group at https://musescore.com/groups/composition-survivor

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2 years ago
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200th Follower Special!

I have a song locked and loaded for my 200th follower special and all I need is 5 more before I release it. I'll give a little idea of what kind of song it might be: It's an arrangement of one of the best funk/jazz songs out there and may or may not be named after a fowl that cannot fly. Ok I've said too much

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2 years ago
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So hard to be heard

Warning, this is a mild rant!

Of course, I'm more than likely "preaching to the choir," but as of late I'm becoming quite despondent over the fact that I've been able to hear so little of my body of compositions performed, and when they are it's often just a private reading.

I'm 61, and only started composing in earnest in my 40's, though I have dabbled in composition since my teens. I would so love to hear actual musicians perform my work, just one, from start to finish. I am so tired of hearing nothing but what my computer can produce. Even with the best sound fonts it's not the same.

But I will persevere. I will not give up. I will keep writing new music, and looking for kind souls to perform it. Perhaps, some day, one of my works may actually be part of a live performance. Perhaps some day.

Nuff said!

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3 years ago
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What are your top ten? - Quels sont vos top ten?

Hello! It is always good to look back on our own achievements (compositions or musical arrangements) by year end to assess whether that has had the most success all styles. I invite you to share your top ten accomplishments from this discussion.
https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/1561396

Bonjour! Il est toujours bon de faire un retour sur nos propres réalisations (compositions ou arrangements musicales) en fin d'année afin d'évaluer se qui a eu le plus de succès tous styles confondus. Je vous invite donc de partager vos dix meilleurs réalisations à partir de cette discussion.
https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-composers/discuss/1561396

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2 years ago
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