The Shephard's Tone

has anyone been able to emulate the Shephard's tone within musescore? I see a lot of film composers utilizing this effect and I feel it really fits within the kind of style I want to create. I'm trying to just start off with scales that seem to ascend forever but it seems there's a gap in the sound when octaves flip (especially in the higher register). Any input about the Shephard's tone is appreciated :)

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10 months ago

Custom Colored Notes - Tutorial

Every (by now) should know about the color notes plugin that makes everything rainbow color. But what if I don't want a Skittles themed sheet music?

Well, I'm here to save the day!

The first step is to find the default plugins, which are (on the mac) inside of the application itself (you click show package contents from the right click menu, and then Contents>Resources>Plugins). We're looking for color_notes (or something like that)

Copy it and paste it into another folder, and open it either with a text editor or Musescore's plugin creator.

This part requires a bit of knowledge about Hex Color Codes (or this site: )

You're going to change the values in the very beginning of the code (don't touch the last one that's on its own, that is used to reset the colors to black if it's used again). I haven't tested it, but I'm fairly certain you have to keep all the values in order for it to work. Be sure to use the 6 figure value for the code, not the RBG or CYMK or whatever else.

Then save it, run it, and BAM! Ya got them pretty colo(u)rs.

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a year ago

More Dubstep?

So I already wrote dubstep on musescore and i was wondering if anybody has any suggestions. not I don't think anything too extreme will be possible on here so anything other than that is okay.

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3 years ago

Custom Pokemon Soundtrack Contest! Read the rules please!

I've started a
That's right, create your own main-series Pokemon themes. That means at least the following:
-Title theme
-3 town/city themes
-3 route themes
-Wild Pokemon Battle
-Trainer Battle
-Gym Leader Battle
It's legal as long as:
-Contains at least a treble clef and a bass clef
-Parts are clearly defined and separated (double barlines/text at top of page/timings in description)

Wild Pokemon Battle guide is here:

Optional stuff:
-Preferably have percussion.
-If you used a different soundfont than the default to make the piece, link it in the description or create a videoscore.
-Loop once and fade out at end of each part (if you can't do this, just create an alternate ending or something).
-Separating parts and uploading to external website for easy downloading (in case one of your themes are so good that someone HAS to get it without opening up MS and cutting and pasting and all that)
-Bonus for 10 or more instruments! (what bonus, I don't know)
-Bonus also to amazingly clever or awesome themes. People will know it when they hear it.
-Bonus to those who do more than the required.
-Letting people know of your processes in creating the score.
-Making up town names.
-Pokemon Center
-Rival's Theme
-Rival Battle (for rival music be sure to give personality)
-Elite Four Battle
-Enemy Team Battle
-Antagonist(s) Battle
-Champion Battle
-Legendary Pokemon Battle
-SPECIFIC Legendary Battles?
-Surf Theme
-Bike Theme
-Dive Theme?
DEADLINE: June 4, 2016. Scoring period will last a week and end on January 30. Results should be announced by February 7.
IMPORTANT: To submit, simply reply the URL to the listings post. I'll make the list at Pokegeeks ( of the pieces people submit.
The winners are chosen based on their score's favorite:views ratio.

Think of yourself playing a new Pokemon game. What music do you think you would hear at each location? If you were to make that game, what kind of personality or theme would the game have? Once you plan exactly whatever style you want, and create a melody, all you have to do is let yourself go. Or at least that works with me.

Spread the word and discuss! Let me know if I forgot anything. ^_^

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2 years ago

What are your top ten? - Quels sont vos top ten?

Hello! It is always good to look back on our own achievements (compositions or musical arrangements) by year end to assess whether that has had the most success all styles. I invite you to share your top ten accomplishments from this discussion:

Bonjour! Il est toujours bon de faire un retour sur nos propres réalisations (compositions ou arrangements musicales) en fin d'année afin d'évaluer se qui a eu le plus de succès tous styles confondus. Je vous invite donc de partager vos dix meilleurs réalisations à partir de cette discussion:

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2 years ago

Auditions for The Musescore Virtual Orchestras

I want to start on a huge project, that requires the help of everyone! Much like Eric Witacres's Virtual Choir, I will be compiling recordings of a large number of people, into one track.
Auditions have started and will run through the 13th of June. The piece we will be performing is most likely going to be one of my original compositions and will be a huge undertaking.
As of right now, we are short of String players and Vocalists, but all auditions are welcome. If you are interested or would like to audition, the link is below and you can email me, at the email below.
The link is
My email is:
Thank you for everyone's support !!!

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4 years ago

About Finale Note Reader

Hey i know u guys know what the Finale Note Reader.
I've been trying for a while to make a GIANT Kingdom Hearts arrangement however I've hit a road block the arrangements. I want use off the Square Sound Web Cite but they only use final. If any of you use or have Finale Note Reader please i beg of you help me get midi or MusicXML file of those songs not piano versions just the orchestral versions. thank you.

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4 years ago

How to Experiment?

Hey, guys. I'm MegaMettaurs3000, and I'm fairly new to this group. WHat do you guys think makes music "unique?" After all, we are the Experimenters!

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6 years ago

Auditions for My Virtual Orchestra

As the title suggests, I want to start on a huge project, that requires the help of everyone! Much like Eric Witacres's Virtual Choir, I will be compiling recordings of a large number of people, into one track.
Auditions have not been announced and I will be starting a new group, dedicated to this concept. The piece we will be performing is most likely going to be one of my original compositions and will require a large amount of responsibility to everyone (making sure they play their part at the correct tempo and sounds decent).
If you are interested, the link is
If you have any further questions, my email is:
Thank you for everyone's support !!!
Hope to see you in my orchestra

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4 years ago

Need help with sheet music.

I have been a piano player for eight years,and Musescore has been my first foray into online sheet music finding. In my travels online, I have found many sheet music that I have been allowed to use for personal use.

I need help finding the newest music coming out. If I can't find it or if it doesn't exist, I'm asking for the help of someone or the kindness of others to make the music from scratch.

Right now, I'm looking for "Miss Jackson" by Panic at the Disco feat. Lolo. Anyone who can help me please comment or get a hold of me at one of my listed social networking accounts.

More songs will be added as I need them.

Thank you and I hope to get to know a lot of you.

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4 years ago

Key Signatures and Maths

Suppose that I want to write variations from "Cb major" (Ab minor) to "C# minor" (A# minor), with 11 times of "modulations"

If I only use 6 methods ( rules? ) to change the key signatures:
(1)3 semitones above. (C major -> Eb major). Noted as "+3".
(2)3 semitones below. (C major -> A major). Noted as "-3".
(3)4 semitones above. (C major -> E major). Noted as "+4".
(4)4 semitones below. (C major -> Ab major). Noted as "-4".
(5)5 semitones above. (C major -> F major). Noted as "+5".
(6)5 semitones below. (C major -> G major). Noted as "-5".

If I want to change "C flat major" to "C sharp major" after 11 times of "modulations", there's a way like that: (the times with each methods):
(1) +3 : twice
(2) -3 : twice
(3) +4 : twice
(4) -4 : once
(5) +5 : triple
(6) -5 : once

Because 3*2+(-3)*2+4*2+(-4)*1+5*3+(-5)*1=14=12+2.

Therefore, I can change the key signatures from Cb major to C# major "by some rules".

Question: Is there a way to use 12 DIFFERENT key signatures by changing the key signatures from Cb major to C# "by these rules"?
( For example: Cb -> Eb ->... ->E ->C# ).

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6 years ago

A Crazy Dream About 12 Different Key Signatures

I had a crazy dream about key signatures: a variation with 2 themes and 12 parts, the key signature of each part is different. The pattern is "minor, major, minor, major, minor, major...".

After I woke up, I realized that I made a big mistake in my sonatina. I only used 11 different key signatures. But, there are 12 different key signatures! How careless I am!

So, is there a famous piece with 12 different key signatures? I want to read it.

By the way, I wish someone could use the idea from my dream. I want to hear such a variation. But I don't have any idea about it, even the themes. And I don't want to arrange any famous themes, since many people do so, even famous composers.

( For example:
Paganini Caprice No.24
Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman". )

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6 years ago