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MuseScore Café - Fall Challenge Wrap-up

This week in the MuseScore Café, we close out our fall challenge by listening to the submissions, sharing feedback, and discussing our experiences. Let's celebrate the music we created and look ahead to the future! Tune in live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT), or check out the...

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MuseScore Café - Fall Colors

This week in the MuseScore Café, we will check out more of the music submitted as part of our fall challenge, and talk about the different musical "colors" evoked by different pieces and what specific techniques are at play in this. And as always, I am happy to answer your questions! Tune in...

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Harmony and Chord Progressions

After many months of development, I am thrilled to announce the availability of my new online course, Harmony and Chord Progressions! This course covers the same sort of material you would learn in a university course on music theory, and in similar depth. But I take a very practical approach...

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MuseScore Café - Choral Music Engraving

This week in the MuseScore Café, we continue with the theme of our fall challenge - creating an original choral composition based on a classic poem about autumn - by looking specifically at engraving issues in choral music. The word "engraving" literally refers to the process of typesetting on a...

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MuseScore Café - Writing for Voices

This week in the MuseScore Café, we continue with the theme of our fall challenge - creating an original choral composition based on a classic poem about autumn - by looking specifically at issues regarding writing for voices. Vocal ranges, ensemble arrangement, voice leading, MuseScore features...

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MuseScore Café - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing!

I'd like to teach the world to sing - but, I am a pretty lousy singer, so I'll focus instead on the part of the song about "perfect harmony"! This week in the MuseScore Café, we continue with the theme of our fall challenge - creating an original choral composition based on a classic poem about...

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MuseScore Café - Fall Challenge!

In recognition of the change of season, I am going to try something special this week in the MuseScore Café: I challenge you to create and share an original four-part vocal arrangement, setting a classic poem about fall to music! To learn more, tune in live Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30...

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MuseScore Café - Find Your Keys

This week in the MuseScore Café, we look at keys in music - key signatures, modulation, and the relationship between keys, modes, and scales. I talk about the music itself and show how everything works in MuseScore. As always, we get underway at 12:30 PM (16:30 GMT) on Wednesday. Tune in live...

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MuseScore Café - Impromptu #2

This week in the MuseScore Café, I will create a new piece of music live in real-time, on the spur of the moment! I will talk through my process both in terms of the composition itself and how I notate it in MuseScore. I tried this for a Café last year and we had a lot of fun but I didn't get a...

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MuseScore Café - Plays Well With Others

This week in the MuseScore Café, I discuss ways of integrating MuseScore into an environment that may involve a variety of different devices, tools, websites, and of course other musicians. I will demonstrate how I use MuseScore on Chromebook and on Windows as part of my work in education as...

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