Question...

Not sure if I should ask it here, but I'm fairly new to using Musescore and I came across a great song that I'd love the sheet music for. Is there anyone here that can transcribe a song from the music?

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4 hours ago
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Printing individual parts

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone could assist me on something. I was began to write the overture for my opera and wanted to print it out for people to play. In the overture, there is one stave for two parts (French Horn 1 and 2). I was wondering if anyone knew how to print out horns one and 2 on two totally different sheets of paper.

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2 days ago
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Any ideas on varying a Mozart theme?

I have always wanted to compose a Theme and Variations. I got the idea yesterday of taking a Mozart theme and varying it. Now I have gotten even more specific. Even though the Turkish March is not my favorite Mozart piece(his 40th symphony is my favorite or if talking specifically piano works, the K 545 is my favorite), it does have what I think is an excellent theme to develop into a theme and variations. That is the beginning A minor section in ABA' form. 

There are multiple reasons that I think this is a great theme to develop into a theme and variations but perhaps the strongest reason of all is that Mozart does not even touch that theme when it comes to development, he only develops the A major and F# minor sections of the rondo. The repeat of the theme is a pure repeat, no note changes at all.

Since Mozart does not develop this beginning theme, that means I can do whatever I want with it in terms of development. I could have a variation where it goes from a March rhythm to a Waltz rhythm and the time signature changes respectively. I could have it modulate to another key like say Bb major via a pivot chord. I could do anything to it. Thing is, well, variations tend to build on each other so the second variation will often be more intense than the first variation and so on as you get more and more variations. 

This is what makes Theme and Variations harder than it seems. With each progressing variation it tends to get more intense but you somehow have to have a satisfactory ending to it and not leave the listener hanging on a fleeting cadence. I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to vary the A minor theme of Mozart's Turkish March(bars 1-25 of the piece).

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2 days ago
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String Soundfonts

Does anyone know any good, realistic string soundfonts? I’m working in a string orchestra piece and I was wondering if there were any better alternatives to musescore general, as it has no chorus and sounds fake.

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3 days ago
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Cymbal Rolls

Hey Guys

Does MS give you a chance to add cymbal rolls to a piece? I've been searching the drums set and orchestra instrument and although it's possible to get a cymbal is there some way to sustain it?

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11 days ago
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Feedback on impromptu?

 I'm not finished with it but here is what I have so far of my impromptu. I am aiming for a Beethoven vibe here but also an improvisatory sound.  Here is the link if you want to see what I have of it so far: https://musescore.com/user/50070/scores/5480902 It took a lot of effort to make the accelerando sound smooth. I had the section with the accelerando sound like chaos is ensuing that then resolves when the presto section begins. What do you think of it? 

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8 days ago
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Drum sound issue - I need help!

I'm working on a new score and drums are a very important part of my composition. Therefore I put a lot of care into choosing the right drum sound and when I listen from the score directly I am very satisfied (the drum sound is Power 1, so not from an external soundfont). HOWEVER, no matter what I do, when I extract a WAV, FLAC or when I upload online with CUSTOM AUDIO, the drum sound gets altered which completely ruins certains parts. I can't get my head around why this happens since I believe all those methods should preserve the sound. It's starting to drive me mad, so if someone has an idea and would be kind enough to help me work this out I'd be very glad! 

Or at least if you know of a group better fit to help me, tell me! 

EDIT:  

I should probably add that this happens only with certain measures and a specific drum part (I don't know the name for it, I guess you would call it a kind of crash?). It happens with some of them but not all, and the altered version is very distracting when it occurs. 

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9 days ago
8

Displaying music with the notes displayed as note names; colored font? larger scale?

So I've been experimenting with this for quite some time now, and the best I've been able to figure out is ramping the scale WAY up (which gives me about 8 bars per page compared to the original 16).

I'm looking to print the sheet music with the notes replaced as note names (I've got this part working) with high visibility. Bright red note names? Increasing the size of the text without changing the rest of the staff?

https://imgur.com/3BY9T1h

I drew this real quick to illustrate what I'm trying to do. Maybe a cross between the two? 

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8 days ago
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