Revived and Re-imagined

Ok, so I've decided to continue this, but I've altered it around a bit. This will now be a website, and a site on some social networks, and that's how we are going to assemble it. To remind you, here are the 20 pieces going to be entered:

An Impassioned Dance in A minor
The Search for Glory
Fugue A minor Op.2
Piano Sonata 1 (Piece 22)
Ramayana
The Tempest Prelude
Etude in B minor
Piano Invention #1 in E flat Major
The Wonders of Flight
Dragonfly
Gjallarhorn
MoonSong (Finished)
A little fugue
When leaves fall
Summertime Day-times
The Lunar Eclipse
Venetian Waters
Nocturne
Opus of Hurricane

Many of these aren't up right now, but those participating need to send me a link or upload it to musescore. I am going to create a new cleaned out group for the Musescore Songbook, where we can collaborate in editing, formatting, and publishing this media: http://musescore.com/groups/ultimate-musescore-songbook-2nd-phase.

For more information, see the new group, I am inviting the 20 finalists to join it.

5 years ago
5

THE VOTES ARE IN!!!

I'm sorry to say that Torn by JohnHalmos, Debut by MusicPrincess, Planets and space by Super_Beethoven, and Sweet Beulah Land by Katie17. Don't take this as insult, but as a way to improve your compositions.

We still have ways to go. There were some pieces who stayed safe by one vote: Ramayana, and, an impassioned dance. Some pieces even got one vote: Nocturne, Piano Invention, and Gjallarhorn. There is ALOT of editing to be done. Now onto committees. I will make four groups for the committees. Me and my fellow admins, will choose the best, and recommend some people towards certain committees, but if you want to be on a certain one, please speak up. You'll be so much closer to getting on a committee, let alone, that committee. Committees will be drafted on Sunday.

6 years ago
3

End of Stage one: The Voting Process IMPORTANT (READ IF YOU WANT TO DECIDE WHOSE PIECES WILL BE PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION.

The following is a lot of information to digest, so I've also written a summary of what you have to do right now if you scroll to the bottom of the discussion.

Everyting:
The end of entering your pieces has finally come and we have 24 pieces, written very nicely. Sadly, so the songbook isn't big enough to hold all the pieces without diminishing chances of being published so we need to vote to see which 20 pieces will be accepted.
Since we only will be excluding four pieces of music, it will be much faster to say the four pieces we want excluded, so the vote will remain anonymous, to not hurt any ones feelings. I strongly suggest you listen to at least the beginning of every piece, as to not vote on appearances. All votes must be in by Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 WST (6:00 EST) (10:00 (PM) BST). I will tally up the results, and the four pieces with the lowest amount of votes will be announced and deleted sometime on Sunday July 29. Then starting on Sunday, and ending on Tuesday July 31, We will form counsels for formatting, editing, and preparing for publishing. Each counsel will have 6 people on it. When the time comes the counsel members will vote for a leader of each counsel. The different counsels will be:

The Formatting score Counsel: To Choose alignment locations, fonts, and information displayed on pages with scores on them.

The Display Counsel: To create a title page, table of contents, album art, and Back cover for the book.

The sound Counsel: To either find a player, play, find a player to play, or generate a good electronic file, add reverb to, and burn to disk. @Symphony2, I would like you to help with this because you have Altiverb and Garritan.

The Pre-Publishing Counsel: Find Possible Publishers, Editing the other counsels' work, and helping the admins in the admin group assemble the order of pieces.

To vote you can contact me my clicking the contact me button on my profile page, or emailing me at Second.Rachmaninov@gmail.com
The pieces we have are:

An Impassioned Dance in A minor

The Search for Glory

Fugue A minor Op.2

Piano Sonata 1 (Piece 22)

Ramayana

The Tempest Prelude

Etude in B minor

Piano Invention #1 in E flat Major

The Wonders of Flight

Dragonfly

Gjallarhorn

MoonSong (Finished)

A little fugue

When leaves fall

Summertime Day-times

The Lunar Eclipse

Venetian Waters

Nocturne

Opus of Hurricanes

and ApresAlkan's, Odysseus, which he didn't want to take up his account space: so here is the link to a MP3: http://randommusicforfriends.webs.com/


Summary: Vote on your four least favorite pieces by clicking the contact me button on my profile page, or emailing me at Second.Rachmaninov@gmail.com. I suggest you listen to all the pieces listed above before voting. Vote by Midday, on Saturday the 28'th.

6 years ago
30

20 SONGS!!! IMPORTANT (MUST READ). Due 7/26

We know have 20 songs,
so if anyone else wants to enter a song FOR PIANO, they must do so by 8:00 (in every timezone around the world) by thursday july 26. Note that only 20 songs will be in the songbook, so if there are more than 20, the remainder after a vote will be excluded. After 7/26, we will begin the editing phase.

Piano Invention #1 in E flat Major by Bensteinwr

The wonders of flight by Apexy

Drangonfly by Symphony3

The search for glory by LDSKondo64

Ramayana by Phantasy_snot

The tempest prelude by diego12

Gjallhorn by Ihascheese

Moonsong by ashboy

A little fugue by bosmanJ

When the leaves fall by tremcen

Summertime daytimes by langley1996

Torn by JohnHalmos

Planets by Super_Beethoven

The lunar eclipse by musicdude29

Sweet Beulah land by katie17

Venetian waters by spuddboy2

Nocturne by Second_Rachmaninov

Opus of hurricanes by mysterioso, and

Oddyseus by Apres_alkan

Important!!! NOTE TO TREMCEN AND PHANTASY_SNOT. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR PIECES BY THE DEADLINE.

6 years ago
17

Limits on length, and Consistent Formatting

In a previous post you suggested a 10 page limit. This would create at most 240-page book, which would intimidate any potential publishers... I suggest the following limits:

Less than four pages long.
Less than three minutes long.

are placed on all the pieces.


As far as formatting is concerned, I recommend using the MuseScore piano template, as it is easily accessed and looks nice. It will later be necessary for an individual or a group to make all of the scores attractive; but that is for the future.

6 years ago
16

WRITING THE SHEET MUSIC!!!

Categories:

Greek myth or legend (TAKEN!!!)
Norse myth or legend (TAKEN!!!)
Indian Myth or legend
Chinese/Japanese myth or legend
Writings (Taken!!!)
Regular rainstorms
Big storms (TAKEN!!!)
Ancient animals
Living animals
Spring
Winter
Fall
Summer
the ocean
the earth
the sky
the milky way
the universe (TAKEN!!!)
the moon (TAKEN!!!)
the sun
the solar system (the planets)
Birth
Death (TAKEN!!!)
Paintings

Dances:

Chaccone
Passacaglia
Waltz
Polka
Rondo (TAKEN!!!)
Sonata Allegro
Fugue
theme and variations (TAKEN!!!)
etude (TAKEN!)
Chorale prelude (if you want to base a piece after a piece already written about your category)
Minuet
Carol (Preferably winter)
Basso Obstinato
Fantasy (Short)
March (not to be confused with the month)
Scherzo
Tarentella
Nocturne (TAKEN)
Prelude (6)

6 years ago
91

Working Title

A certain Potts recently voiced his concern about the current placement of this anthology outside of traditional nomenclature, by using the term 'song' to refer to piano pieces. However, he did think that a piece for bass guitar solo would be classed as a song, professing the very ignorance of convention which he in no uncertain terms condemns.

As such, I propose the following working titles (the word 'MuseScore' to be used only if copyright can be obtained(?)):

The MuseScore Anthology
Open-Source Anthology
First Folio of MuseScore Piano Music
Five Suites for Solo Piano

Or perhaps others have suggestions which are superior? I have no doubt.


*THE ARROGANT USE OF LANGUAGE IS JUXTAPOSITION, CONTRASTING WITH POTTS' COMMENT*

6 years ago
34

Name of the book

Hello, so i have realized that we might not be able to call this the "Musescore" Song book due to copyright laws. So i have created this discussion to either create a good name or figure out a way past the laws.

6 years ago
1

JohnHalmos's Score

a simple piece, constructive critisism would be great.
Search 'Torn' in sheet music to find it, can't upload it on this discussion for some reason.

6 years ago
0

ARE WE DONE?!

I Would just like to know are we done uploading and sharing our ideas into this group. Or can we still submite a picece.?

6 years ago
7

Instrumentation etc.

You are looking to produce an anthology of MuseScore works (as opposed to a song book), but constantly varying instrumentation isn't really going to be very useful to any consumer. Creating, say, an anthology of piano works, would have much broader appeal, and will more likely be accepted by a publisher.

Creating some sort of structure so that the anthology will be balanced, then assigning pieces to be written by composers, would probably be the best way of going about this project, as this would allow for greatest variety, and means that the anthology could be structured a little more.

If my above suggestions are counted, the the title presents itself: 'First Musescore Folio of Pianoforte Music', or some such. The formatting will need to be consistent between pieces, which also means that solo instrument is generally going to be better, and this is also suited to the piano.

Just a few thoughts.

6 years ago
7

Is it too late to help out?

I'd be willing to help with it if I can. This sounds like fun! If you view my profile, you'll see that I only have posted orchestral pieces, but I can write decent piano solos (not trying to brag). However, we may already have enough (or too many) users already in this, or something like that. If an admin could respond on whether or not I could help out, I'd appreciate it. And if I can, I'll get started right away on whatever song isn't already taken.

6 years ago
3

Critique

Tomorrow, June 8, will be a critique day. I want everyone who's started to upload what you have of your piece, unless you haven't started. If your account if full, then either post the Music XML link, or create a dummy account. If you can't do either, message me on my account. In a comment on this discussion say what you think needs to happen in other peoples' scores to make them better; or if nothing, say nothing about that person's piece.

6 years ago
5

15 members IMPORTANT (MUST READ)!!!

So far we have 15/24 members. Please comment before 1 western time, 5 eastern time, and 9 British time tomorrow, if you will be participating in submitting a score to be published. So far we have two, possibly three categories are ready taken. Mr. ApresAlkan will be writing a rondo on a Greek myth, I will be writing a nocturne on the theme of the Universe, and Mr. Mysterioso might have already written an etude on major storms. I will be deleting those categories and pieces from the list in the Sheet music discussion. In your comment include the category and short piece you will be writing. We will be making four suites, 1 of preludes the other three of other short pieces.

6 years ago
15