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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #765 on: August 15, 2017, 06:34:04 PM »

I use Musescore, and it doesn't have the option for exporting .mus files. Is it okay if I just have a .mxl or .xml file? Or will someone be able to convert it?
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #766 on: August 15, 2017, 07:00:59 PM »

If you want to submit an arrangement to the site, you will need a .mus. You can convert it from musescore:
1. Download finale notepad 2012
2. Open any template from http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7600.0
3. Export it to musicxml
4. Open the musicxml with musescore
5. Copy/paste everything in it
6. Save it as musicxml
7. Reimport it in finale notepad
8. fix all collisions and the other weird things than could happen in the process
9. save it as .mus

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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #767 on: August 15, 2017, 07:04:48 PM »

^to add to this, once you create the .mus file, the midi and PDF files need to be exported from the .mus (and not from musescore). This keeps all three files consistent with one another.
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #768 on: June 11, 2018, 09:37:30 PM »

Howdy! New here, first post. I have a few arrangements I will be submitting after I have formatted them according to the guidelines. I have a couple of questions:

1. I don't have a PC, I have a Mac. I use MuseScore for my arrangements, and cannot run Finale Notepad as it is a windows-only product. Is the music XML file acceptable, or do I need to find a member who has Finale Notepad to do the conversion for me?

2. Regarding the formatting guidelines, are there any restrictions on (for lack of a better term) non-standard notation practices? As an example, I have one piece that uses three sixteenth rests in a row several times in lieu of the probably more correct eight rest + sixteenth rest. It's an intentional choice however, the entire piece is sixteenth notes and rests played in unison, and this is much more readable (to me) than the eight + sixteenth.

2b. Another example: I have a piece that doesn't have any pedal markings (they clutter up the page, and there's nothing all that unusual about how this one should be pedaled) however, the left hand in many measures has two 'voices', and one of the voices is written over the other (so I might have a whole note sustaining the measure, but also a half note and a quarter note to be played on the 2 and the 4). This isn't all that unusual for something with multiple voices, it is to illustrate that the one voice is to be held (by hand or with the pedal) and the other is to be played on top of it. On first glance though, it might not look correct. Would this be an acceptable editorial choice in a submission?

3. Lastly, for the copyright of the piece, is there a good resource? I assume the copyright of the game itself would be used, but I'm not sure.

Thanks, glad to have found this place! I hope to be a regular contributor.
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #769 on: June 11, 2018, 11:37:21 PM »

Hello, welcome to NinSheetMusic!

1 - You will indeed need someone to help you convert your XML file into a Finale file. There's no shortage of people willing to help you with that, though, so don't worry.

2 - The short answer is that it depends on the sheet and the original song. We'd be able to help you determine the best way to write something out once we have something to reference. Post your arrangements [here] and we'll comment!

3 - Just look up the publisher and developer. For most games that aren't super obscure, should be easy to find on Wikipedia or something.

I also saw you had been thinking about submitting challenge replacements. Again, once you create a topic for your arrangements in the board I mentioned above, we can take a look and see if that'd be fitting.

Feel free to ask around for help with anything :)
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #770 on: June 12, 2018, 04:25:20 PM »

Hello, welcome to NinSheetMusic!

1 - You will indeed need someone to help you convert your XML file into a Finale file. There's no shortage of people willing to help you with that, though, so don't worry.

2 - The short answer is that it depends on the sheet and the original song. We'd be able to help you determine the best way to write something out once we have something to reference. Post your arrangements [here] and we'll comment!

3 - Just look up the publisher and developer. For most games that aren't super obscure, should be easy to find on Wikipedia or something.

I also saw you had been thinking about submitting challenge replacements. Again, once you create a topic for your arrangements in the board I mentioned above, we can take a look and see if that'd be fitting.

Feel free to ask around for help with anything :)

Thanks so much! Quick point of clarification, should I post my in-progress pieces on that page (the MuseScore format ones) and request that somebody help me with the conversion there, or do I need to have them converted first? Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate around here.
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #771 on: June 13, 2018, 01:49:10 AM »

You're free to post whatever format stuff you want and ask for help on your personal arrangement thread - your space, you do whatever you want there. We just need files to be converted before you submit your arrangements officially through the NSM Panel.
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Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
« Reply #772 on: September 19, 2018, 11:53:38 AM »

I made same behind-the-scenes changes to the submission form so if you have any issues with the form rejecting files, let me know and they should be easier to sort out now.
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