Follower Specials

Journey through Music|100 FOLLOWER SPECIAL

3 parts11 pages06:03a year ago1,367 views
Flute, Cello, Piano
WOW!!!!! 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!! THANK YOU GUYS ALL SO MUCH!!!!!! AFTER 5 MONTHS, I HAVE FINALLY REACHED 100!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

A little over a year ago, I was JUST able to convince my parents to let me continue piano by attempting to make some short pieces (so I never even expected to be on musescore). Now I'm on here, composing on a regular basis with the support of 100 of you, and I'm MIND BLOWN :DDDDDD

And shout out to Celthyan for the amazing soundfont! It's great when the piano sound isn't so tinny :DDD. Anyway here's the link to his profile: https://musescore.com/user/2544941

I hope you enjoy this piece. It's probably my best one yet :D I've experimented a bit more with theory, and I've used dissonance for the first time (*gasp* REBECCA Y HAS USED DISSONANCE). If I've used any chord incorrectly or have broken a theory rule, feel free to let me know (I'm still learning so I'm not the best with theory)
Also, I know absolutely nothing about alto flute or cello, so if you're familiar with these instruments, feel free to give some pointers.

Update June 2018: Benjamin Coates ( https://musescore.com/user/164168 ) has made a version for cornet and euphonium in the places of flute and cello. The parts are identical to the flute/cello parts, so there's an option for you if you play one of those instruments and want to play this piece:
https://musescore.com/user/164168/scores/5142271

HOLY CRAP 150 FOLLOWERS!!!!

1 part1 page00:08a year ago399 views
Piano
Oh my god, 150 followers :DDDD
Thanks to each and every one of you :D
Sorry I couldn't post an actual piece or something (but I've got two in progress) because I've been pretty busy with school lately.
But still!!!! I'm so happy to have achieved this milestone. Again, THANK YOU!!!!

Winter|200+ FOLLOWER SPECIAL

3 parts10 pages05:24a year ago1,366 views
Piano, Strings(2)
I can't even believe I've reached 200 followers already...thanks so much to all those who have supported me along this journey :DDD Sorry this was kinda late (at 221 already lol)...so I had that score with the thank you note and mini piece until I could finally upload this one.

Shout out to mnmwert for all the encouragement and feedback along the way, and to Cl4rin3t and Celthyan for being great friends and regular supporters on my scores :DDDDD
mnmwert: https://musescore.com/mnmwert
Cl4rin3t: https://musescore.com/cl4rin3t
Celthyan: https://musescore.com/user/2544941

Thank you Clara Ungerer for being my 1st follower and Origami2 for being #200, and also every single one of you who have shown your support over the last 9 months :D
Clara Ungerer: https://musescore.com/user/2190516
Origami2: https://musescore.com/origami2

Now, about the piece. This is DEFINITELY very different from my other pieces, and it's probably the most I've ever gone out of my comfort zone. For one thing, it's in a minor key (I write almost exclusively in major, so it a lot harder than I expected). Also, I've experimented a bit with the instrumentation; violins and cellos supporting piano, and I gotta be honest here- I don't know how many people are needed to play this. I also experimented with structure a bit and took a more spontaneous approach (I'm trying to break free of the habit of using the same structure every time). Finally, I tried for a more intense/epic-ish feel (usually I write in a more lighthearted style). So, unsurprisingly, I got stuck multiple times...but it was worth it :D
So I hope you enjoy!!

And happy new year, everyone!!! This will be my last score of 2017

Shine Through|300 FOLLOWER SPECIAL|Orchestral Arrangements in Description

1 part10 pages06:3111 months ago3,074 views
Piano
I just want to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE that's supported me ...you guys are amazing :D
Thanks to you guys, I've gained confidence in composition that I never would have before...and it's motivated me to push myself to improve. I'm SO excited to have reached 300!!!

Now, onto why this description is so cheesy. Other than having reached 300, yesterday marked the day I had spent exactly one year on musescore. Like daaaaang, time's passed so quickly...

HUGE shout out to all the people that have encouraged me, supported me, been amazing friends, and taken the time to look at, comment on, and favourite my works. You guys made my year :DDD

Also thank you Laughingintherain for being follower #300!!!

Now, about the piece. It's definitely another huge risk I decided to take. I've noticed I tend to use really simple chords over and over again, and thinking about what chords to use wasn't helping much. So this time, I tried NOT to think about chords or theory or anything (I stopped learning theory 6 months ago, so I can't count on that to spoon feed me new chords). I just let my creativity run its own course. To be honest I can't even identify all the chords in here, and I'm pretty sure I broke at least 5 theory rules...if you see them feel free to point them out :P So the not thinking about theory thing has resulted in a kinda weird structure, but overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :D

The soundfont is the akai-Steinway soundfont made by polyphone user Denis. The picture is from 7-themes.com

Ethan Toavs has created an AMAZING orchestral version of this piece - it's a MUST-check-out.
https://musescore.com/user/13114821/scores/5178673
And I know he followed me after 300, but he still deserves a HUGE shoutout for being so supportive and creating such a fantastic arrangement of my piece :D

Also be sure to check out BmMusic's fantastic orchestral arrangement of this piece as well! I was very pleased at how he pulled it off.
https://musescore.com/bmmusic/shine-through
And shout out to him for being my 10th ever follower on musescore as well :D

Note: If you want to arrange this piece (or any of my compositions), ASK PERMISSION FIRST. You only have permission to proceed after I give you the thumbs up :)

Crystal Rose|500 FOLLOWER SPECIAL

1 part10 pages04:407 months ago2,037 views
Piano
Gosh, I don't even know how to start this... xD
I know I got a whole bunch from the user recommendation pages for new users with empty dashboards (which the devs took out because some others and I wanted to be followed for our music, and not our activity on the site). So I reached 500 a lot earlier than I'd anticipated (this piece was originally supposed to be my 400 follower special). But regardless...

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!! :DDD It's fantastic knowing there are so many of you who enjoy my music enough to click that "follow" button :DDDDDDDDD
Here's the youtube link to the piece for mobile users: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDXgQ5LpAE&feature=youtu.be

And for a lot of you who took the time to write lengthy comments filled with constructive feedback...thanks so much...you guys are amazing and helped motivate me to improve. And those of you who decided to let me know I inspired you or my music touched you in any way: you guys couldn't see my reaction since I live hundreds/thousands of kilometers, if not halfway around the world from you. But those comments/emails made my day. It's awesome to open one of your emails or read one of your comments after a long stressful day...it just makes it a lot more bearable :D
Even those of you who don't comment that often - I still appreciate you very much, thank you for listening to my music :D

Here are some people I'd really like to give a HUGE shoutout to:

mnmwert - He was my 25th ever follower on this site, and has commented and given constructive feedback on almost every single one of my compositions since then. He is an amazing composer, and is also a great friend to chat with in RSA (Randomly Screwing Around, one of my groups on musescore)

Cl4rin3t - She was my 39th ever follower on this site, and has also commented on most of my pieces here. She is an amazing friend, having supported me all this way, and even defended me against someone who was trying to insult me on one of my scores (while I decided to stay out of the argument... :/). She is primarily an arranger, though she is starting out with composition (but is already really good).

Celthyan - He was originally my 31st follower (though he unfollowed and refollowed for a joke that I started and became follower #109). He is a FANTASTIC composer; I kid you not he's one of, if not THE best composer on the entire site. He's been very encouraging, having commented on most of my pieces, and is also really fun to chat with. :D

Miscellaneous02 - She has also commented on many of my pieces, and is always one of the early commenters!! She also has synesthesia, and never hesitates to make that part of her show in her music :D

Kenobiingondolin2019 - She has also given me a lot of encouragement, and I always look forward to her comments on each of my pieces!! She's great to chat with in RSA, and kept my time on musescore during spring and summer break much more interesting and fun than it otherwise would have been :D

lizzapie - Like the ones I've already mentioned, she comments very frequently, and always encouraging. She is an excellent person to chat with in RSA (we discovered we're both have INFP personalities...and a whole lot more in common). She is an absolutely AMAZING composer as well :D

Lareinedeslapins - I thought her name was "lareine" until I learned that her name was Fia and then actually figured out her username...xD (fyi "lareinedeslapins" is "the queen of rabbits" in French). But anyways, I really appreciate all her encouraging comments on my pieces; that one she put on Shine Through made me so happy...(thanks Fia!!). She is a really good singer (I checked out her youtube channel) and composer. She writes for mainly choir.

Big Pig - He has commented on many of my pieces, and I really appreciate that. He has a great sense of humour, which is often displayed in conversations in RSA. He is a VERY frequent uploader, somehow having created over 110 scores after only a year on musescore.

SubparTrombonist - He has been very encouraging for the past half year, always commenting on many of my pieces. He was one of the earliest members of RSA, and it has been great seeing him active in the group. He has a great sense of humour, and on top of that he has also taken IB and is the same age as me, which makes him really nice to chat with (Payton, you need to be more active in RSA xDD). His preferred genre of music is Jazz.

And more shoutouts cause musescore doesn't allow descriptions longer than 5000 characters...https://imgur.com/a/KwIhKX1

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!!!!
Hope you enjoy the piece as well :DDDDDDDDDDDD
The soundfont is the HQ Orchestral soundfont (thanks Cl4rin3t for directing me to it) and the picture is from desktopnexus.com (thanks Celthyan for showing that site to me)