Hello! This week I'll be formally announcing the launch of a new cohort-based version of my Basic Music Theory course. I still have some i's to dot and t's to cross before I can share all the details and open the doors, but I can tell you a little more about what to expect:
I'll send out a followup Thursday with more information, and I'll be talking about it at more length during this week's Music Master Class.
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This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we revisit the subject of working with individual parts - a makeup session for a recent episode cut short by weather-related technical issues.
The free MuseScore Café is live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.
This month we're starting a new project - a short string quartet piece that you may recognize 🙂. See the full post here.
Tip of the Week
MuseScore 4 currently lacks the ability to select individual sounds within a soundfont, except by changing the instrument itself. One workaround is to use a VST like sforzando that allows you to load soundfonts and select sounds within them. Another option, however, is to split the soundfont into individual files for each sound. This allows you to select the desired sound directly within MuseScore.
I recently shared a ZIP file containing all the sounds from the MS Basic soundfont, split into separate soundfonts to allow you to choose individual sounds in much the same way as in MuseScore 3. Here is a link to a post with information on how to download and use this file.
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Music Master Class
This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, we launch our Basic Music Theory cohort - stay tuned for more details!
The free Music Master Class is live on Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.
This month we'll be doing a set of projects in conjunction with our Basic Music Theory courses. The first project will be announced next week.
The phrase "music theory" means different things to different people, and although I have written about this before, this feels like a good time to reiterate some of my own feelings about it.
For more thoughts, see my full post here.