OpenScore: Reserving a piece to transcribe
One way to get involved with OpenScore is by transcribing a piece on your own. This is a good option if you prefer to work independently and are reasonably confident in your abilities as a transcriber. (If you are less confident then you might prefer to sign-up to take part in a group transcription first, but bear in mind that you might have to wait a while before a place becomes available.) If you transcribe a piece on your own you can get started immediately, and you are always welcome to ask questions on the forums so you shouldn't feel alone by any means!
Reserving a piece
If you would like to do a transcription on your own then you need to pick an available work from the list of works liberated by the Kickstarter campaign at https://goo.gl/o92Wud. (These are the only works for which we are accepting transcriptions at the present time, but we will move on to look at other works later.) We can reserve the piece for you so that nobody else transcribes it before you, but first you need to demonstrate to us that you seriously intend to transcribe the work. To do this, you must:
- Choose your IMSLP source edition.
- Create a template score in MuseScore.
- Here's how to make a template score.
To reserve a piece to transcribe, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the piece in the subject line. The body of the email should contain:
- A link to the work's IMSLP page.
- The reference number of the IMSLP edition you will use
- e.g. #103834
- A link to the the template score on your MuseScore profile.
- e.g. https://musescore.com/user/115109/scores/3232771
- If you wish, you can make the template score private and send us the secret link.
You should do your transcription directly in this template score and continue updating the online score using MuseScore's Save Online feature.
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