I have apologised enough for not keeping this group up to date. I would just like you all to know that not only do I have exams soon, but I am studying for around 7 hours a day, and so cannot keep up with social media as it is quite frankly the least of my concerns. I will revive this group when I have both the time and the heads pace. Please do not take it upon yourself to become an honorary admin or start your own competitions without even emailing me. I hope you all understand.
As some may have noticed, this group has been almost abandoned. I'm going to try to revamp it with a new contest. The problem I saw with this group was that there were large gaps between when a contest was announced and when the due date was. Not to throw shade at the admins, but it would take very prolonged periods of time weeks, sometimes even months before we got results. If this group can get back into the shape it used to be, I will make it better than ever. There will be only a day or two between contest due dates and the results being posted. There was also no real reward for winning a contest except for having your name put in a hall of fame. With that out of the way, I'm going to announce MCCHQ #12:
This contest is about speedruns. You have until July 24 to compose a 10 second musically diverse piece. With this limit, I hope some creative piece will be output. The winner will get to choose the next contest. Put MCCHQ #12 in the tags and post it to this group if you want to be considered. Good luck!
If any admins want to take over, you can but I doubt any of you are still around... And sorry top those who made compositions for MCCHQ #10 and #11, I will not be judging them unless there is outcry against this decision by those who competed in the competition
Write an original piece in the style of EDM, electronic, house, or anything in that similar style. It can be for any ENSEMBLE (more than one instrument please) and must contain a solo for an instrument at some point during the song. It can be any length, for any instruments and any number of instruments (2+). The rest is up to you! Have fun, the deadline is May 29th
Huge apologies that the group hasn't been active much recently, but I plan to change that. Please check out all recent discussions regarding new contests and give them a go! We will now be taking suggestions for contests, so please post them below.
Seen as @Dekkadeci was the only one that achieved the criteria in #9 contest, he/she automatically qualifies as the winner (though it was brilliant, so well done).
We look forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas!
Cl4rin3t and SubparTrombonist
Hi all! Apologies that this group has not been active for a while as I have been incredibly busy, but I am now keen for it to pick up! And I hope this next contest will be a fun one.
So, for #11, choose your favourite scene from a movie, and compose a piece to turn it into a musical! This music needs to perfectly describe the scene, and incorporate the basic themes of the dialogue, possibly making them rhyme or create a singing style. Use different instruments to convey the sound of everyone's voices. You can choose any (appropriate) movie, and any (appropriate scene) - let's keep it PG. Good luck!
Deadline is May 30th
Hey all, I'd like to introduce my first contest to this group: MCCHQ #9, otherwise known as "Challenger Approaching"! Unlike previous contests that challenged you to compose your own piece based on a certain subject, this contest will test your arranging skills!
The rules of this contest are simple: Choose a song (or songs) from your favorite video game and make an arrangement in a different musical style. I know it's not a new idea, but I've always enjoyed listening to vgm covers and comparing them to the originals. I think that this will spotlight some of our members who are more accustomed to writing arrangements than composing original works.
Now I know that not everyone plays video games, so if you're short on content I would recommend taking a look at some Pokémon and Legend of Zelda soundtracks, as they boast a wide stylistic variety. You should also check out insaneintherainmusic, as he does a wonderful job of playing around the melody and making it fit within the style.
Deadline is February 28, 2018 at 23:59 PST. Please ensure that the title of your arrangement matches that of the original song so that I can compare them. It would also be helpful to me if you could put the game of origin in the subtitle or description. To enter, add your score to the group and paste the link in a comment on this discussion. Good luck, everyone!
I'm very sorry that the MCCHQ #6 results aren't out yet. There were a lot of entries and this is one of my busiest times of the year, but I am hoping that I'll have time to finish listening to them and get the results to y'all soon after this week. Thanks for being patient!
Before I go ahead and announce the winner I would just like to say how difficult these contests are becoming to judge! Its amazing the amount of people who now take part, and to see how my little idea a few months ago has taken off. Thank you all so much!
So the winner is....
Congratulations, this was an incredible suite. You obviously know so much about the composers and how they structure their pieces, if you had told me these pieces were originals from the composers they were based upon, I would have believed you! I came to this conclusion after a heck of a lot of contemplation, as they were all beyond belief. So congratulations, and well done to you all!
Hey all, I’m sorry that I haven’t been quite as active as usual, mostly due to my tablet malfunctioning and my being out of town, but I’d like the remind you that all entries for MCCHQ #8 are due tomorrow at 11:59 PM PST. We will try to get these evaluated and the winner announced in a timely manner this time around, so expect results within a few days!
So for over the new year, your task is to make a suite that depicts something that you can symbolise in music. Write a 3+ movement suite, each movement representing something individual but that fits with the rest of the suite. This suite can't just be 3+ pieces all in different keys etc, but has to represent something real. Now by this I mean something like the seasons (1 movement per season) or scenes from a book in the order they happen, or scenes in your day...it's pretty much up to you. Please make sure you explain each movement in the description. This can just be:
2. Summer etc etc
Or can be:
1. I fell out of bed, eyes still half closed, my mind focused on nothing but coffee. After wearily pulling on some clothes, almost forgetting my keys, I sprinted for the bus leaving in seconds.
2. At work.... etc etc....
Make sense? You can either upload each piece separately, create a set of them and leaving a link to the SET below, or you can upload them all as one piece with definite breaks between each of the movements. If you have a pro account it might be better to upload them all separately.
THE DEADLINE IS THE 31ST JANUARY 2018. I'm giving you all longer for this one as it is definitely more work. Each movement can include different instruments and can be in different keys, tempo, time sigs etc. Have fun with this one and good luck!
Apologies that these results are so late.
The MCCHQ #7 winner is pretty obvious, as there was only one entry, so congratulations Derp_29! It was a fantastic piece and so inventive and creative.
And the MCCHQ #6 winner is...... Skylighter! With his wonderful piece Iridescence. It's such a beautiful, moving piece and is definitely deserving of the #6 title. Thank you to all the other entries though and it was such a tough decision, we pondered over it for a LONG time.
This is your opportunity to shine! You can do any composition you want! I'm sure we'll have many entries for this, as I'm sure nearly everyone in this group will have something they can already submit. There are no rules, except it has to be original. Good luck!
DEADLINE IS 1st DECEMBER.
So I know it's still only October but the DEADLINE IS 25TH DECEMBER 2017. Have fun with this challenge and write your own Christmas tune! It can be about anything to do with Christmas, a family tradition, playing outside in the snow, how you hate Christmas if you do, or how you will be spending Christmas if you don't celebrate it...anything. The only condition is that IT HAS TO HAVE LYRICS! It can be for as many instruments as you like, but it has to have words that fit well to a rhythm. Good luck and have fun!
Hey guys, I’m so sorry that we haven’t gotten the MCCHQ #6 results back to y’all yet. I’m currently at a ski resort so I hardly have any time to log on, but I’ll be home this weekend and will start going through the submissions then. Thank you all for being so patient, and don’t forget to get your Christmas pieces in!
Hi all. After taking a short break I am back to help judge again and set up contests. I would like to give a massive thanks to TheBestTrombonist for doing a fab job managing the HQ while I was gone! So I just wanted to say hello again and that I will be back to help run this place. Thanks!
Though there weren't many, we had some very robust entries for this competition. Everybody did a wonderful job, but @TardisWitchPanem took the cake with their piece, "All the Wrong Questions". Everything from the simple yet powerful melodies to the diverse stylistic variation blew us away. I'd highly recommend taking a listen, so...hold on, let me find the link...A-HA! Click riiiiight here: https://musescore.com/ifyouareadingthisyouareamazing/scores/4815416
If you submitted a score for this contest and would like some detailed feedback, please leave a comment on this post stating so and I'll send you a message. Once again, great work to all who entered!
DEADLINE IS 27TH NOVEMBER 2017
So...choose your favourite book or story (not one that has been made into a film) and write a theme or medley of themes for it. You might write a theme for a particular character or characters, or a key event. Be sure to tell us in the description of the score what the title of the book is and who the author is. The score can be for any number of instruments and can be as long as you want.
All entries for MCCHQ #5 are due by 23:59 PST on Monday, November 27. This is one day from now, so finish up your entries if you want them to be considered in judging.
All entries for MCCHQ #6 are due by 23:59 PST on Friday, December 1. Since this is so soon after the previous deadline I am willing to push it back a few days, but y’all will need to let me know in advance. Cutoff for these requests will be sometime Tuesday.
All entries for MCCHQ #7 are due by 23:59 PST on Christmas Day (December 25). Date is final.
All entries for MCCHQ #8 are due by 23:59 PST on January 31, 2018. This date is also final.
I will announce another contest or two soon after the dealines for #6, as some of you seem to have submitted for every available contest so far.
For the next few months, Cl4rin3t will not be able to be an active administrator on this community, so until she is able to take over again I will be running the contests here on the MSCCHQ. If you have any concerns feel free to voice them to me at email@example.com . Thank you all for your patience.
As some of you may know, I was recently appointed to be an admin and contest judge on this community through contest #20. I’d like to extend my gratitude towards everyone here for making such great music and to Cl4rin3t for taking me in. I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to grow as both musicians and people.
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If anyone wishes to contact me you may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through a direct message here on MuseScore.
#4, transcribe a sound winner: Derp_29
Admin contest winner: TheBestTrombonist
Thank you so much to everyone who entered these contests. So let's get straight to it! Derp_29's beautiful piece for #4, transcribe a sound was so perfect because it was so random. Things in life aren't perfect in time, and the crazy sound of the wind-chimes as well as every other element in this score was simply perfect. I can see how much work went into that fantastic piece!
And TheBestTrombonist has won the administrator contest! Thank you so much, you gave fantastic reasons, and I can't wait to work with you! And onto our next contest......you've still got a bit of time left for #5 so get those scores in! And again, thank you to all.
So I was informed that TheSanman will not be able to judge contests past #4, so I'm looking for a new admin! This will be a special block, and the new admin will assist with judging for contests #5-20. But as of contest #21-30 there will be a new admin and it will rotate in sets of 10. I'm looking forward to a trustworthy individual who will reply to emails, judge fairly, and be reliable when contacting is necessary for whatever reason. Please write why you think you would make a good judge, and then state an idea for an upcoming contest. If you become the new admin, your contest idea will be used. Good luck!
It's exactly as it sounds. Choose a sound — a bird call, human speech, traffic noises, dial up noise etc. — and transcribe it.
You may use any instrumentation you wish and what you write needn't be playable by humans. You may only post one entry. The miscellaneous sounds — gunshot, bird call, etc. — in Musescores default soundfont, FluidRMono, may not be used.
It will be judged based on how much like the real thing it sounds.
DEADLINE IS THE 11TH NOVEMBER (2017)
Good luck to you all!
So the MCCHQ #4-transcribe a sound deadline is coming up in 5 days or so and we have had no entries. Does anyone need the deadline extending? @Derp_29 said you were doing this one. Please post below if you are in the process of doing this contest just so I know. Thanks
toadvine! With his brilliant snake double Reed piece!
This was the closest contest so far between all 3 contestants, so well done to you all! The next contest, transcribe a sound is coming up soon, so here's the link to the description: https://musescore.com/groups/mcchq/discuss/4726301. Well done to you all, and keep composing!