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  1. Hello everyone. I tried Scanscore that is a paid software for windows 10 and it allows you to scan any sheet music and make changes on it. It is only available for Windows for now. It has a very simple interface that you can easily use. First of all, there are three options for scanning. The first option is the scanner option. This option is the most accurate one for the detailed view of the score, however, it is the most impractical one since we are all using our smartphones instead of a scanner. The second option is importing image or PDF files. For the musicians who mostly use IMSLP to obtain sheet music, this option is very helpful. Third and the last option is to import photos from the app. This option was dissatisfying for me since the considerable amount of notes were absent despite the high-resolution photos that I had taken. After the scanning was complete, the first thing I saw was the original score on the left side. On the right side, there was a page with detected notes. Pages can be turned around with the "Change Layout" option. The next thing I had recognized was the Scanscore toolbar that allows you to make the most important changes like editing and playing the scores. I think this software can be used by a lot of musicians from different states like music students, teachers, conducters or orchestra members. I teach piano and my students are mostly children and beginner level adults. These groups of students are enthusiastic about playing some known pieces but most of those pieces are harder than their level. Plenty of times I thought about arranging the pieces to an easier version and dictate all of them to Finale. Instead of simplifying the music by rewriting and arranging from scratch, Scanscore is a great help for all of those procedures. Composing process mostly start with handwriting but it is required to be in a digital platform. After the handwriting, composer usually dictates the whole thing to Finale or Sibelius, one by one. I know this is a really inconvenient job to do and in my opinion, this process might be less painful by using Scanscore. Files can be exported as XML files and that files can be launched in Finale. Scanscore may be used effectively by both amateur and professional orchestras, chamber music groups, a great variety of gigs and in the educational field. I believe this software will continue to be developed by updates and get better and I hope they start these improvements from scanning quality. Even in this state, it is a life saver. You can visit this link to purchase: https://scan-score.com/en/ There's a free version you can try but there's no saving option :/
  2. Hi, I've been working on a piece that would theoretically be used at a Visitor Attraction, playing in the background on a continuous loop. I've gone with a sort of tropical / adventure feel that you might see at many family oriented attractions. I'm assuming not many of you have delved into visitor attraction music before, as it is quite niche, so for those who don't know a typically good piece of area music is normally about 30 minutes long, will be able to take place in the background without distracting the listener from what ever it is they're doing, and create a constant atmosphere throughout the loop whilst not feeling stale. Another thing unique about area music is the listener will never listen to it from start to finish, so typically area music doesn't have a discernible beginning, middle or end. These are points I've tried to hit whilst composing this piece. Whether this comes across or not though is a different question. I appreciate this is a very long piece of music so even if you just listen to a few minutes of it or just have it on in the background whilst doing something else, any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks
  3. Hey guys, sorry for not posting recently. I've just moved to start going to school for organ performance, but I've been getting back into composing over the past weeks. Here's a project I've started and finished during that time.
  4. Hi there, for a long time I wanted to write something like this: a flamboyant "final fight" track with broad, heroic themes swirling above driving ostinati. https://soundcloud.com/dustin-naegel/battle-of-the-champions http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=674265&songID=13676086 Originally this piece belongs to the score I wrote for a student film project realised many many years ago. The music was produced via a MIDI-based digital sequencer and of course orchestral sample libraries. Unfortunately, the London Symphony Orchestra was just too busy at the moment for a recording session. :P While the last bars in asymmetrical 7/8 meter surely feel a bit overloaded (with syncopated choir fills and such), I am quite happy with the overall arrangement and the final mix. But maybe I am a little bit biased since I listened to it too often and it's just chaos to your ears... ;) If you have some hints on how to improve the mix, sound, orchestration etc. please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Dustin
  5. Greetings again my composer friends! Here is one of my more complex pieces that I've written. Undertaking a big orchestral score is quite the challenge, so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on improving songs like these. Enjoy! Chronicles of My Past
  6. I would really appreciate it, if I could get some critical feedback on this composition of mine as I want to submit it for higher music college studies. That being said, do you think this can be submitted as sample work in the first place? Everything was played and programmed by myself and no loops were used. Would definitely like some feedback on the tune, harmony, and mix etc. of this soundtrack, it would do me a big help. Thank you so much for your time, again, I really appreciate it!
  7. I've had this melody lying around for a while. It reminded me so strongly of John J Powell's score for "How to train your dragon", so I went for a similiar style overall. Not quite sure about the Countermelody in the last 4 Bars, half of me likes the vibe, half of me hates it. Btw, don't mind the name of the mp3, it's an inside-joke in my Family ^^ Ohnezahn4Life .mp3 I've forgotten to post on here for a while, so if you wanna listen to more, check out my instagram (I upload all the scores on there, sry for the little ad :p ). https://www.instagram.com/music.by.leander/?hl=de
  8. So, school ended early today and for an unkwon reason I was like "Well, let's write a score with just one chord". Don't ask me why, I don't know either... I tried to keep some stuff (i.e. the choir) very simple because this probably is the biggest arrangement I've done yet. I innitially composed what is now the outro to this pic but got off topic as time passed: https://www.pinterest.de/pin/372602569156669637/ Btw, I watched POTC 1-4 lately so you might here some of that in there; enjoy :)
  9. EDIT: I had to post a link to the pic because the mp3 player doesn't work whenever there is a pic in the post Hey, I tried to write a score to a picture that I found online. I imagined this as kind of and Outro to a TV show. As the music get's more action the protagonist climbs onto his airship (is that what it's called) and turns it on to leave. For the Outro imagine him vanishing in the Clouds and when he's gone the celesta sets in and maybe there is something like a little spoiler to the next episode. Composed by using the Kontakt Factory Library https://www.pinterest.de/pin/AUp10C-hi3MBJNT3V7jXmZAdVSQfbKbBSOU6lXLHQVMp6GRYyKSZFMQ/
  10. Hello , Please your feedback. I hope you like it. Thanks!
  11. Vocabulary Colla parte: To follow the tempo and phrasing of the soloist. Solo ad lib.: To play freely in tempo and phrasing. Harmony The Bassoons solo suggests that the key of the piece is in C major. Then the French Horn comes in with a C# with is the major 3rd of the first note of the bassoons second measure, but a minor 2nd on the second note when the bassoon returns to C. This would then imply that we are not in C major rather we are in a freely tonal piece since from here on out there will be an excessive use of polytonality. You could say that Stravinsky's remark on these first three measures is foreshadowing of whats coming ahead. Technique The solo Bassoon is playing at its highest register which creates a pale and delicate timbre.
  12. HI everyone! I have taken the attempt of making an original soundtrack for the Silmarillion, a book by J.R.R Tolkien. Note, I don't own any rights to the J.R.R Tolkien company and in no ways I am related or associated with the films address either. This is merely for fun and for hype. Thanks!
  13. Hi, I'm new at this forum and at writing music. Had a go on a orchestral piece about pirates. Please feel free to listen and criticize. Any input is very valuable :) Cheers!
  14. This is just an evolving theme I can't seem to get right, especially towards the end where the timpani comes in. I have just been fooling around with this for a while now and I'm lost haha it's a shame because I was really happy with the rest of it, although I would really like to replace the percussion with more classical style percussion as opposed to the hip hop kick high hat and snare already written.
  15. Re-uploading this from the archives if it's alright. I have a real recording, and a Sibelius Essentials recording of the piece. The real recording was recorded at my senior recital and there are some technical flaws, but it is still a performance I will never forget. This piece is for Choir and String Orchestra... I put that in the title because, it is more than simply a choir piece with string accompaniment, the choir and the strings are equally important and complement each other. The piece is a religious work, but stylistically it takes a lot of film music influences. The piece is set to text from Psalm 139, my favorite chapter of Scripture, and this is probably the most personal piece I've written so far. Here's a little bit more about the background of this piece (copy/pasted from the comment archives): I wrote the essentials of this piece during the summer of 2011. I'd been tweaking it since then up until April 2013 when I had my senior recital. During the summer of 2011 I was going through a lot of anxiety, and one of the reasons was, I had finished my third year of college as a composition major, and I had basically completed nothing as far as compositions. I was almost booted out of the composition department at the end of the school year because of it, but, after a day my composition professor changed his mind and decided we would give it another try. He had me going back to the basics and was sending me some exercises over the summer, cause I didn't really feel like I knew what I was doing... While all this was going on... I thought to myself that I had always wanted to try to write something set to the text of Psalm 139, my favorite chapter in all of the Bible. So I sat down, and, I thought... I wanted it to start off sounding a bit uncertain... but then when the words come in I want it to sound like coming to peace. And, well I just can't explain it, I started writing the intro and I shocked myself. It was better than anything I had attempted for string ensemble in the past by a lot... and then the "O Lord' ostinato just came to me after the intro closed, and I wrote the music up to "You perceive my thoughts from afar". So I had that much of it done, and I sent it to my composition professor along with the first exercise. He said "forget about the exercises, keep working on this." Enjoy, and please let me know what you think! Choral Fantasy For Choir And String Orchestra - A Meditation On Psalm 139 (c) 2013 Jair W. Crawford
  16. I made an alternate version of the score for the Fallout 4 trailer. It is not a replacement for the Fallout theme. It was really just more of a practice for the real thing. My dream is to be a video game composer. So it was a good practice of writing to video. I know the timing is a little off. (My DAW messed up the rendering process and made the timing slighty off) And a warning: Parts of the video are quite loud. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjgkaTDIltY Also don't mind the slight pops and clicks..... My pc was overloading.. I need a better soundcard :(
  17. I've been working on this album for 2 days now. It was a mixed album (ambient, metal and Gothic horror) This album was inspired by Akira Yamaoka, a composer for the Silent Hills series. https://hanszimmerman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-town Can you point out it's flaws and provide helpful criticism?
  18. So, I got to publish some of my works here. There are still much more yet to be published, and there's also a possibility that the local music university publish it. Anyway, they are available here: 1) Sonatinas (three sonatines for solo piano) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1400549306061 2) Prelúdio e Fugas & Tocata-fantasia (preludes and fugues, toccata-fantasy for solo piano) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1400550043092 3) Álbum para oboé (album for the oboe: 6 solos, 2 duets and 1 trio in three movements) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1394210275884 4) Peças e Bagatelas (6 pieces and 6 bagatels for solo piano) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1394209357084 5) Rapsódia Oriental (oriental rhapsody in 2 movements for chamber -group) http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1391725247012 6) Seis Suítes (Six suites for recorder duet) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1389977922761 7) Pequena Suíte Romântica (Little romantic suite for solo piano) - http://www.perse.com.br/novoprojetoperse/WF2_BookDetails.aspx?filesFolder=N1385394481367 I know it's unlikely for you guys to buy it (because it would have to come from Brazil, because the website is in portuguese, because hey! I can see many of these scores here for free!!), but I would like to share this with you all. It is a good step for me, as some people are getting to recognize me as a composer here in my city.^^
  19. I wonder how much it will cost to someone to digitalize a music score which is handwritten by the composer and to get it on some notation software like Sibelius. I think the price will depend on the pages. Let's say in my case it's a score of 250 pages. Also its a vocal score (SATB and Piano) 1st question: What other parameters should I consider on the price? Like the how many notes per page maybe? or something else? 2nd question: What's the fastest way to make the score (i mean except using only your mouse) 3rd question: Do you know any other notation software better than SIbelius to do this work? 4th question: How much may be the price of this?
  20. Hi, I'm Cyrup! Without beating around the.... excuse horrible pun - pixelated bush; I'm the director of a new Machinima series in development, called Legend of the Obsidian Keys (LOK). My crew of 7 and I have basically completely finished filming and creating the first episode... everything except the music/scoring. Unfortunately, we don't have (and can't find) anyone to actually SCORE and create music for the first episode. Bespoke music is the driving force for this creation, as without it the episode would be below average. We need an original soundtrack that will help bring this project to a higher standard, and really push the limits of a successful Machinima. If you're interested in helping out, we need a composer! It should be noted that we can't really offer any payment. The best we can offer is a large percentage in whatever the series earns, and if anything, a small 'token' cost... as well as the credit accompanying the involvement. I've created a video that has more information on this which you can watch here: We also have an incredibly outdated trailer for the series, which you can viewhere. There's also a forum thread (also outdated) that was created for the project, which you can read here. LOK is a Minecraft based Machinima, revolving around the events that surround two protagonists after they discover an active portal leading to another dimension. The series also features an (animation) cross over from the Sandbox game Garry's Mod, which is the basis for the 'real word' or current world the protagonists come from. If you can help, please post below or message me however possible. Thanks!
  21. Hi, I just started my first solo violin composition and i have 2 question about the score right now. i showed them in this picture : Does my explanation of how to play like crescendo from "ON-THE BRIDGE" to "BEHIND THE BRIDGE" right ? should i write "Similare" for the same bowing after the 2rd measure ? Thanks and excuse me for my low English
  22. Is there a way to quickly make a video of the score scrolling past to accompany its playback? I could painstakingly add print-screened pics at appropriate times, but I wonder if there are more elegant ways? I use standard stuff: Sibelius 7, Windows Media Player Apologies if this has been asked before..
  23. A basic question, but I need a reality check and I have no relevant physical scores with me to check! In the printed copy of a cycle of pieces, is it more important for each piece to start on an odd-numbered (right hand) page, or is it more important to include no blank pages? I have a cycle of three pieces in which the first and second pieces both fit perfectly onto an odd number of pages (first piece is 3 pages long; second piece is 5 pages long). What I'm asking is whether, when printing the score of all three pieces for binding, I should do A or B: A) print [piece two, page 1] on the back of [piece one, page 3], so there's no blank page in between the pieces; or B) print [piece two, page 1] on a new page, so piece two starts on a right-hand page and the left-hand page facing it in the score is blank.
  24. Hi! I'm new to this forum so I'm not quite sure if I'm posting in the right section here. Forgive me if it's the wrong one. I am trying to find out what kind percussion is being used in this clip @ 2:41 It's really a type of sound that is used in a lot of horror movies (and action/thrillers too). I heard it a lot of times. It is used in the movie "Valentine". You can hear it at 2:41 in this clip which is from the film itself. Link to Valentine clip: I'm not talking about the timpani heavy drum, but the intense short and loud metallic kind of sound on top of it with the reverb. It's a strong kind of sound and it reminds me of a metallic pipe being hit against a floor or something like that. Perfect for horror and thriller score. Another example is from Aliens (1986) in the piece "Bishop's Countdown". In this example you can hear it already from the very start of the clip. It's less pronounced but this time it appears more often than in the first clip. You can hear it as a part of the general percussion. Link to Aliens clip: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=f2XHvi4EzCw The reason I'm looking for this is because I plan to use this sound in one of my own compositions/mix. Does anyone know what kind of percussion this is? And I would also be interested in finding a sample library that contains this sort of sound, if there is one. I hope someone can help me on this! Ole
  25. Hi, everyone, I'm new to this forum. I have some basic questions about film scoring. I play the piano, and I can compose musical themes on there. I have trouble converting it to orchestra, however. I have even more trouble creating the realistic movie sound I'm looking for. The software I have is Finale 2008 and Garritan Personal Orchestra 3. I know a lot can be done with these, but I simply don't know how to use them to their full potential. I want to make something in the general style of Anne of Green Gables, but I'll need some help. Please bear with my newbie questions. Since regarding film scoring, I'm a relative beginner, I'll need some basic questions answered. As the first step, how big is the orchestra in the above soundtrack? Is it possible to make this kind of score with Finale and GPO?
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