|Posted by Valarie on August 15, 2018 at 6:40 AM|
Technology has become essential in our lifestyle, so is the MuseScore in music writing, transcribing and composing. Founders of Harmony Centre proudly introduce the program of MuseScore Exams. The objective is to give awareness to students that they can compose their own music and raise up the standard of musicality of the students. Just like art, colours are mixed and matched. In music, sounds are mixed and matched to form the music we want to listen to. It has become mundane to just play music. Students nowadays have the privileges to watch YouTube tutorial videos, cover videos and all types of entertainment materials. It has become a need to create and innovate. Students nowadays have the urge to compose and transcribe any song into a piano score.
Stage 1: MuseScore Bronze Level Certificate
The initial level of this program is to re-enter the notations and direction of performance into the new page of a score from a selected piece. The piano score must use the grand stave/staff, time signature (2/4, 3/4 or 4/4 time) and key signature should be none or just 1 key signature. Notations and rests are inclusive of whole note (semibreve), dotted half note (dotted minim), half note (minim) and quarter note (crotchet). Dynamics must be entered, i.e. p, mp, mf and f. Parameter of measures (bars) is limited to 12 bars. Students will be given a piece of music that is selected from any materials related. Software related: create a new score, input titles and details, click notes and rests, drag instructions, append or delete measure/bar, save score as pdf, post online (create MuseScore account via email account), printing.
Picture 1: Stage 1
Stage 2: MuseScore Silver Level Certificate
All of the above included, and more as below:
Time Signatures: 2/2, 3/8
Key Signatures: up to 3 key signatures
Notations and rests: Eighth note (quaver), dotted quarter note (dotted crotchet)
Dynamics: pp, ff
Parameter of measures: up to 24 bars
Materials: Selected and also students are required to end the 2 bars of the piece themselves without copying the original material.