Instrumentation Preference?

Honestly, I don't have a particular preference when it comes to using a certain instrumentation. I kind of use my own template most of the time. However I do use certain instruments if I want a piece to set a certain mood, you know?

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7 years ago
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Question about general notation

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.

Thanks!

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3 years ago
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Créations privées – avant de venir… it’s released already!

… 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.

Kindest regards,
Lukasz Wojciech M. Tworzydlo

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10 months ago
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Do you need professional quality sound files of your pieces?

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.
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My charges:

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.
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Examples:

Fantasia for Two Marimbas:
https://soundcloud.com/jackie-composes/fantasia-for-two-marimbas-or-pianos-marimba

Variations on a Theme of Saint-Saëns:
https://soundcloud.com/jackie-composes/variations-off-a-theme-of-saint-saens

A Dream Within a Dream by JBand:
https://soundcloud.com/jackie-composes/a-dream-within-a-dream-for-jband

Fantasie No. 1 by Lizzapie:
https://soundcloud.com/jackie-composes/fantasie-no-1-for-lizzapie

Rondo in A Minor:
https://soundcloud.com/jackie-composes/rondo-in-a-minor-twinkle

To see more, I encourage you to view the rest of my SoundCloud profile.
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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.
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If you are interested please comment below, I will try to find a communication method that works for us both.

Thanks, Jackie.

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10 months ago
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Review

hello, I am looking for someone to write a review on a work of mine! A short review on each piece in this work. Contact me for details at ayden_398@hotmail.com

I need some reviews to put into an introduction of this work before publication.

Thanks!

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a year ago
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Christmas Project

Hello everyone,

It's everyone's favorite time of the year again, and many people are uploading some great holiday tunes. I thought it would be cool to create a kind of "MuseScore Christmas Album" for those who are interested. If you have some Christmassy music, post them to the following group, and I will select at least one submission per member and create a free audio for them. Submissions close the 20th of December. The day after (I hope) I will share a Google Drive folder of all of the new audios at the end of that time, and everyone will be able to download them as an album.

https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-christmas-music

Merry Christmas to all! I hope some of you take me up on this offer!

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a year ago
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Solace Workshop - Project Avant Guard - Hiring Volunteers!

Greetings everyone!

The nonprofit gaming organization "Solace Workshop" that I am a part of is looking to refill one of our adjunct composer/sound engineer positions for our developing game, codenamed "Project Avant Guard". It is a turn-based strategy war game based off of our old favorite Steam game March of War. Most of us on SW are dedicated players of this game and we're hoping to create one ourselves.
March of War Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJNgJIHnmA

As the lead composer for the music/sound department of this project, I've been commissioned to compile a soundtrack album along with the team for this game. However, we are still looking for people who would like to co-op on this project. As an adjunct composer and sound engineer, you'll be remastering the tracks made into a more real-life track using any sound libraries you have, and also composing tracks when needed.

Here is our Soundcloud portfolio of the completed tracks we have. We have over 30 tracks finished, but 9 remastered. https://soundcloud.com/user-487285203/sets/project-avant-guard-original-1
Here is our temporary website - https://solaceworkshop.wixsite.com/avantguard

Our only requirements:
1. Must have 2 or more years of experience in composing film/game music.
2. Must have a portfolio with tracks to listen to or read. (Musescore profiles work, but if you have a soundcloud mp3 or wav file to listen to, we would like to see that as well).
3. Must be 15 years or older.
4. Must have a sound library other than that of Musescore's. (The reason why require this is because we need someone who is able to remaster our tracks to sound more real).

**NOTE: THIS IS VOLUNTEER WORK. Any and all work is donated to the organization for the game. I am also subjected to this because I am not getting paid either. We ALL our volunteers at the organization**

This is a 2-3 year plan. If anyone is interested, let me know in the comments or by emailing me at codwawpro0822@gmail.com! We would love to have people from the Musescore community to join us!

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a year ago
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Violinist needed!!

I need someone to record themselves playing the short solo violin part for my new song, since the MuseScore and Mixcraft violins sound horrible. The section is only 6 measures long. If you are interested, please email me and I will send you the existing audio: aarondavid.myoozik@yahoo.com

Keep in mind that it needs to be recorded with high sound quality.

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3 years ago
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Auditions for The Musescore Virtual Orchestras

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: xak_robinson@hotmail.com
Thank you for everyone's support !!!

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4 years ago
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Auditions for My Virtual Orchestra

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: xak_robinson@hotmail.com
Thank you for everyone's support !!!
Hope to see you in my orchestra

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4 years ago
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Composing as a Career

Seeing as this is a group for those aspiring to compose as part of a potential career, I thought it would be a good idea to share that Sheet Music Plus is offering a publishing service that is free of charge. The URL is here: https://digitalprintpublishing.sheetmusicplus.com/

You simply upload a pdf of your work and an optional sound recording. The only condition is that SMP gets a 55% cut of the list price, but if you are only starting off that's a good deal.

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4 years ago
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>>>>>HELP with Piano recording<<<<< (Fugue of the Storm Piano)

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!!!!

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4 years ago
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Movie Soundtrack Project (WIP) PLEASE HELP! FEEDBACK NEEDED!

Hey guys,

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...)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/22uv1b1ww42oau4/Cinematic+Suite+PROJECT+UNFINISHED+1.wmv

DOWNLOAD ONLY... DO NOT WATCH IN BROWSER, THE QUALITY IS HORRIBLE!!!!!

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4 years ago
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HOW TO ADD TREMOLO, PIZZICATO, AND MUTE!!!!!

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!!!!!

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(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.

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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!)

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4 years ago
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