MuseScore Drumline reps @RudimentalDrummers posted a weekly #MuseScoreMonday today focused on one of the most important rudiments to master: the Single Paradiddle!
Check it out here: https://musescore.com/rudimentaldrummers/scores/5400702
Hey there! I want to first start off by saying I absolutely love the new MuseScore Drumline Extension! It is amazing! One thing I have noticed, and think should possibly be adjusted sometime in the future, would be a better front ensemble update. I write for indoor drumline and I would love it if the front ensemble sounded a little bit more realistic. I understand that this is mainly a marching percussion update, however I think it would be amazing if things were changed up a bit. I'm sure a lot of other users would be happy too!
Marimba deadstrokes (hard / soft mallets?)
Suspended cymbals / chokes
Gong / gong roll
(Hard / soft mallets for battery?)
Various tribal drums
Loop wind chimes
More sound effects (wind, rain, thunder, etc.)
More synth settings
Anyway, that's all! Thanks so much! 💙
Hi you all,
we uploaded a new rudimental challenge. It's called Rudimental Progression.
A composition for snare drum, bass drum and drum kit with some progressive changes.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it:
In case you missed it, MuseScore Drumline has a few homes out amongst the various social media channels!
There, we'll be releasing announcements, sharing users' creations with MDL, posting tutorial videos to help you use MDL and MuseScore efficiently, and more.
WE NEED your follows/likes/subscriptions! They help us generate more awareness about what we're doing, help us generate funding, and create an even more awesome online community.
And don't forget to follow/like/subscribe to MuseScore's general channels as well:
Thank you for your continued support! We're going to have an exciting 2019!
MuseScore Community Manager
here's another #MusescoreMonday challange for ya.
The new RD Lick 'Sparkling' by our team member Jesse
Check it out and let us know what you think of it.
from all of us at Rudimental Drummers a happy new years eve and a great new year.
Here is our #MuseScoreMonday score for this week!
In context of #MuseScoreMonday we have added a new score.
This time a Warming Up sequence for Snare, Bass and Cymbals.
Check it out and enjoy!
it's #MusescoreMonday again!!!
Especially for the Christmas we added a lick, written on the music
of 'All I want for Christmas' by Mariah Carey.
Happy drumming and have a great Christmas!
Hello. I'm currently starting a project involving MDL SFZs being compatible with VDL keymaps. Since VDL is probably not going to change, I wanted, to try changing the SFZ of MDL so that MDL playback would match VDL playback with the same keymap. I would like to know if someone else has already started/finished doing this as I have only completed SnareLine Manual as of this post and I would not like to waste my time doing the rest if someone else has already made them. I think it would be a good idea to do this so that people using VDL with MuseScore could get VDL playback with their device and upload the same score and have MDL playback available on the website.
Will we ever see sticking notation for unpitched percussion in the future, similar to what VDL + Finale/Sibelius offers?
I’m talking about text that usually reads R/L that affects playback. This could be useful for those looking to create realistic sound files for whatever purpose.
@ChopOut 54 can be found here: https://musescore.com/user/30102442/scores/5328887
Follow ChopOut to stay up to date on all things choppy, groovy, and improvement-oriented!
Quick name update to the program: MuseScore Featured Artist is now MuseScore ambassador!
With that, MS Ambassador @ChopOut has been busy lately, cooking up new beats and tasty lick-goodness. Check out his most recent work here: https://musescore.com/user/30102442/scores/5328887.
A new Featured Artist has joined our ranks: @Rudimental Drummers.
Hailing from The Netherlands, these guys do great work to promote rudimental drumming around the world.
Check out their first scores here: https://musescore.com/user/30221542/sheetmusic
Hey MDL Family,
Here at MuseScore, we're working hard to continue improving your experience, and I'm specifically championing you guys: the MDL Community.
I'm working hard everyday with my team here to continually develop MDL and make it better - while also secretly (okay, not anymore, I guess) preparing future big releases... 😉
I'd love to hear ALL of your feedback; please take a few minute and fill out this survey about your experience specifically with MDL!
Updates are coming!
Community Manager- Percussion
Hey there! For some unknown reason, my MuseScore Drumline Extension quit a few days ago, and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling both MuseScore and MuseScore Drumline. It will not play—even when I'm adding the notes in on the software—and there's no playback. I didn't do anything to make it stop working, but maybe I can keep trying to reinstall it and see if it works. If anyone has a similar problem, please let me know as soon as possible. I have a huge drumline project due, and if MuseScore Drumline does not work, I won't know what to do.
I don't know about other people who use MDL but I think it would be great if cymbals had more options than just the six that are there. Some good ones would be:
- Crash chokes
- Hi Hat
- Tap chokes
- Sizzle sucks (also called splash chokes, sizz-ucks)
Examples of most of these are demonstrated in these videos:
Is there any chance that we can get more cymbal sounds in future updates of MDL?
It's nice to meet you all! I'm the new Community Manager - Percussion here at MuseScore, but I'll be bouncing around MuseScore.com in other areas as well. I'm excited to hear from you all and work together to make MuseScore, the community, and MuseScore Drumline better!
A little bit about me:
-I'm from the United States.
-I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky and played with the percussion ensemble at PASIC 2007.
-I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the Boston Conservatory.
-I was in the 2007 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, 2008 Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and 2009 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (including a 2009 PASIC Clinic). I also served on the percussion staff for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for 2 years.
-I'm an alumnus of the Nederlands Jugend Orkest (Dutch Orchestra & Ensemble Academy), Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (Boston, MA), and a former cast member at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
-I really love Star Wars :-)
-PS4 over Xbox
-I enjoy running and being outside.
If you have any questions about MuseScore, MuseScore Drumline, or anything else related to percussion music, let me know!
See you out there,
Here is a link to
MuseScore Drumline (1.0) - Introduction to MuseScore Drumline
Additional guides are below. More will be added ASAP.
What other guides, tutorials or lessons would you like to see?
What would you like to learn, anything related to percussion, marching, arranging, whatever, that maybe MuseScore could help with?
Ever wanted to get paid just to drum, talk about drumming, think about drumming - all day long?
Do you love technology, internet, social media?
Interested to work in a fast-paced, Rock 'n' Roll environment - literally (company was recently acquired by Ultimate Guitar)?
MuseScore, one of the world’s largest community for musicians, is looking for a Community Manager - Percussion to join our fast-growing team.
- Chops - DCI/WGI level
- Live to drum, love to write for percussion
- Able to work independently, see an opportunity and act
- Able to create a plan and execute against metrics
- Comfortable speaking on camera (instructional video, webcasts, interviews, etc.)
- Proficient with all forms of social media
- Experience with video or audio a definite plus
- Knowledge of all forms of percussion - drum set, concert percussion, keyboard percussion, with a deep knowledge of marching percussion
- University degree is NOT required - we care more about your practical knowledge, skills, creativity
What You’ll Do:
- Manage all percussion-related activities and content on Musescore.com
- Responsible for user growth and increased engagement within percussion segment
- Propose YOUR ideas for innovative solutions to reach goals
- Manage the development of MuseScore Drumline 2.0 (next generation of current product https://musescore.org/en/mdl)
- Be engaged in entire MDL development process - design, built, launch, support
- Manage relationships with percussion brands and influencers
- Have freedom to solve complex tasks and use non-standard approaches.
- Travel to and present at top conferences and events - PASIC, BOA, WGI, DCI, TMEA, etc.
Why Work With Us:
- Get paid well doing something you truly love
- Opportunity to make a major impact in percussion education
- Travel - not only experience life overseas, but regularly return to US for conferences & events
- Opportunity to learn new skills or explore different responsibility on the project. BTW - we have no hierarchy, only responsibilities
- A literal Rock 'n' Roll atmosphere and approach to development
- Beautiful office in the city center and no dress code
- We work differently - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Breakfast, soup, sandwiches served free throughout the day
- Push a button and get a coffee, tea, coke or even a Jack Daniel’s delivered to your desk
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should simply send a brief email outlining their qualifications/experience (full resume/CV optional) to daniel@muses**re.com with subject - Community Manager - Percussion.
Candidates should be prepared for a brief 10-15 minute discussion via FaceTime/Google Meet. Understanding that many potential candidates could likely be currently touring, bandcamping, etc., we can be very flexible in accommodating schedule.
P.S. - Job is located in Europe. Candidates should be prepared to relocate, but with frequent travel to US. Relocation expenses covered by company.
I am a percussionist who loves to write percussion parts, but there is a issue that bugged me for a very long time - there are only few cymbal sounds/notations.
I believe that one way that an arranger could make the music lively is through usage of various cymbals. However, Musescore is stuck with only few cymbal sounds and they are extremely basic (splash, crash, china, HH, hand crash). My suggestion is that more cymbals should be added through MDL. Marching art is one of the fields of music that uses heaps of cymbals, and MDL is a great chance to elaborate on Musescore's depressing number of cymbals.
Here are some of my suggestions:
- Cymbal chokes
- Swish knocker (sizzle)
- Cymbal rolls + gong roll
- Zil-bel, bell plate, ect.
- More splash (china, trashformer, ect.)
Adding these cymbals will definitely make the marching band/DCI arrangement very lively and interesting to listen to.