uh hi!

I am new to this group and would like to see if you would go to my profile and listen to my pieces and thin if they're good or not. Thank you! I hope to hear all of your pieces as well!

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7 months ago
2

New song!

Hi! I'm new to this group, so I was wondering if you'd give my latest piece a listen and maybe comment! I'd really appreciate the help because this will actually be performed!

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a year ago
1

Followers

We (Joseph and Hannah) have decided that every time we double in the number of followers (so right now we're at 5, so it'll be 10, 20, 40, 80, maybe throw in something for 100, 160, etc.) we will alternate posting an original composition to thank you! (It may or may not be very good. We're certainly not experts ;)

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a year ago
1

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
5

New member - quick question

Hello all.

I joined this group a few minutes ago and I was just wondering how I might post my music to the group's page? I have some music under my overall musescore profile but I don't think they can be seen under this group's page, can they?

Thank you.

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2 years ago
5

HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection >>>v3.0<<< UPDATED 5/3/14 >>>DRUMSETS NOW INCLUDED<<<

Hello,
I have made a large soundfont for orchestra with realistic (mostly studio recorded) audio instead of generic MIDI... I then mixed those into the default soundfont, so that my good ones replace what they can, but the old MIDI for the ones I didn't have are still there... The link is at the bottom, but please take the time to read the full overview below.

>>>>>GOT RID OF CHANGELOG DETAILS... NOW IN SEPARATE .TXT FILE!!!!! DOWNLOAD TO READ CHANGES!!!!!<<<<<

=============================INSTRUCTIONS===========================

Of course there are all of the old default sounds between these, but the above additions are mostly partitioned off together similar to the way the old defaults were... A few notes are as follows: The timpani set as default has a little bit of a smaller range, but what it has (I haven't fully tested it out yet...) Is the ability to input the same notes at higher octaves for different effects (Like hard or soft drum rolls...) Try it out... Otherwise please use the concert timpani near the bottom...
Long story short about the additions at the bottom of the list instead of putting everything in order is that I had to REPLACE the old sounds, or put the new sounds in the same bank the old ones were in and move the old ones to the bottom is I wanted to keep them... It is the way it works and if you want the default instruments to work you really need this feature to work. I would recommend checking the Display>Mixer settings (which sounds go to which instrument) before composing a new piece, adding new instruments, or playing someone else's piece... Otherwise you might get some misplaced sounds. (like piano for violin...) Currently I am only aware of HAVING to do the strings each time, the others should just be default...

=============================INSTALLATION============================

FINALLY, here are some instructions on how to install the soundfont if you haven't done it before... It is really simple...
http://musescore.org/en/handbook/soundfont
scroll down to the "MUSESCORE SETTINGS" Portion...

=========================OLDER VERSION DOWNLOADS=======================

V2.0
http://www.mediafire.com/download/gmvyhdtrmd6qvmu/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.0.sf2

V2.0.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/gv1avq6dqwh379v/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.0.1.rar

v2.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/sah9szgewv8ub4s/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.rar

v2.1.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/tbhil78o58wmrzb/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.1.rar

v2.1.2
http://www.mediafire.com/download/er8r14bho445hwh/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.2.rar

FULL CHANGE-LOG =
http://www.mediafire.com/view/q10a2qx26682xa1/HQ_ORCHESTRAL_SOUNDFONT_v3.0_CHANGELOG.txt

CURRENT VERSION IS BELOW!!!!! READ CHANGELOG FIRST!!!!!

=========================CURRENT VERSION v3.0============================
5/3/2014:
v3.0 additions:
- 2 pianos
- 2 electric pianos
- 1 harpsichord
- 1 Clavinet
- 1 Celesta
- 1 Glockenspiel
- 1 Music Box
- 1 Vibraphone
- 1 Marimba
- 1 Xylophone
- 1 Tubular Bells
- 1 Dulcimer
- 3 Organs
- 1 Reed Organ
- 1 Harmonica
- 1 Nylon Guitar
- 1 Steel Guitar
- 1 Jazz Guitar
- 1 Clean Guitar
- 1 Palm Muted Guitar
- 1 Overdrive Guitar
- 1 Distortion Guitar
- 1 Guitar Harmonic
- 1 Acoustic Bass
- 1 Fingered Bass
- 1 Picked Bass
- 1 Fretless Bass
- 1 Slap Bass 2
- 2 Synth Basses
- 1 Solo Viola
- 1 Solo Cello
- 1 Solo Contrabass
- 1 Pizzicato
- 1 Harp
- 1 Synth Strings 1
- 1 Choir Oohs
- 1 Choir Aahs
- 1 Synth Vox
- 1 Muted Trumpet
- 1 Brass
- 2 Synth Brass
- 1 English Horn
- 1 Recorder
- 1 Pan Flute
- 1 Chiff Bottle
- 1 Shakuhachi
- 1 Whistle
- 1 Ocarina
- 1 Square Wave
- 1 Saw Wave
- 1 Calliope Lead
- 1 Chiffer Lead
- 1 Charang
- 1 Solo Vox
- 1 Sawtooth Wave
- 1 Bass & Lead
- 1 Fantasia
- 1 Warm Pad
- 1 Polysynth
- 1 Space Voice
- 1 Bowed Glass
- 1 Metal Pad
- 1 Halo Pad
- 1 Sweep Pad
- 1 Soundtrack
- 1 Crystal
- 1 Atmosphere
- 1 Brightness
- 1 Goblin
- 1 Echo Drops
- 1 Banjo
- 1 Shamisen
- 1 Koto
- 1 Kalimba
- 1 Fiddle
- 1 Shenai
- 1 Agogo
- 1 Steel Drums
- 1 Woodblock
- 1 Melodic Tom
- 1 Synth Drum
- 1 Fret Noise
- 1 Breath Noise
- 1 Sea Shore
- 1 Bird Tweet
- 1 Telephone
- 1 Helicopter
- 1 Applause
- 1 Gun Shot
- 1 STANDARD DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ROOM DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 POWER DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ELECTRONIC DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 TR-909 DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 DANCE DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 BRUSH DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ORCHESTRA DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ETHNIC DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 KICK & SNARE DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 SFX DRUMSET!!!!!
- Got rid of "Percussion" Drumset...

+ TONS OF EXTRA SOUNDS NEAR THE BOTTOM... THESE SOUNDS ARE EITHER UNFINISHED, OR JUST INCLUDED...
IF USED THESE WILL NOT REGISTER WHEN YOU UPLOAD THE SCORE TO MUSESCORE.COM...
USE THESE ONLY FOR RECORDING PURPOSES...


DOWNLOAD FULL CHANGELOG HERE:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/q10a2qx26682xa1/HQ_ORCHESTRAL_SOUNDFONT_v3.0_CHANGELOG.txt

>>>>>>>>>>DOWNLOAD SOUNDFONT V3.0 HERE:<<<<<<<<<<

http://www.mediafire.com/download/maz5z394oog5xlm/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v3.0.sfArk

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4 years ago
1

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
2

>>>>>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
0

Holiday Music Competition?????

We should do a competition for Winter Break and/or holidays associated between 12/22-2/7, like "the best winter holiday theme." It could consist of:
- band music, like concert band or wind ensemble (which includes symphonic band)
- Jazz band or other variants
- orchestra (greater than 15 instruments)
- solo with accompaniment(s)
- chamber music (which would probably dominate the contest) between 3-15 instruments, string orchestra also permitted as chamber music.
What is not allowed:
- Only a solo sheet, because that is basically useless.
- Percussion ensemble (did I mention that? probably not, see below *) without some sort of melody instruments, like glockenspiels or crotales (or other wind/string instruments)
- Submitting the score after the due date (because that wouldn't be acceptable)
NOTICE:
- It does not have to be strictly holiday music, but can be instead a medley on what you like on winter break, or the dates presented.
- Imagery is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
(- If you are doing a medley, present the traditional piece's name with the part in the piece)
- If you are doing a variation (which would be awesome!!!!!) on holiday music, make sure that you put "Variations on Holiday Music" or "Variations on a Traditional Song" or "Variations on Jingle Bells," instead of "Jingle Bells"
- Please take off concert pitch.
- Creative titles, not just " Competition for Holiday Music"
- Place all uploaded score links here...
P.S. * Percussion ensembles can be both a large and small ensemble, but as stated above, it needs to have some sort of melody and not just snare and bass drum playing "Jingle Bells." If, and IF one does this, you put several timpani's together, there is less of a chance that you will win.

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4 years ago
1

Hello Everyone!

Hello everyone!!! Just wanted to say hi, and I would like you all to look at the "Ultimate musescore collaberation" I made! Thanks, and Hello everyone!

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5 years ago
0