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MuseScore

MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

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Avg rating of 4.6 (12)| 13 comments

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MuseScore Features

  1.  WYSIWYG SupportMuseScore integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
  2.  Support for MIDIMuseScore includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
  3.  PortableMuseScore can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

MuseScore information

  • Developed byWerner Schweer
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.6 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives68 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  7,745 Stars
  •  1,993 Forks
  •  993 Open Issues
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Our users have written 13 comments and reviews about MuseScore, and it has gotten 202 likes

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stefanrein
  
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All I need as nonprofessional musician. Thanx!

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adamjanblahk
  
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It's an amazing program. But I would like for a better text formatting.

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jakelauria1001
  
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MuseScore is fantastic! It offers a very generous amount of features, a lot of which would be paid features in other notation programs. There's definitely a learning curve, but it's not bad at all. I use it often for SATB writing and can most assuredly recommend it to anyone who wants a free, intuitive notation editor.

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BubbleTea
  
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Great free software for composing music. It's simple, efficient and gets updated often. MuseScore is professional without costing a cent.

The website has plenty of community written score to learn from. Although, that part isn't entirely free.

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deltz025
  
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MuseScore is a professionally-developed, open source composition program that's constantly improving. It's all but caught up to the industry standard notation programs with its 4.0 iteration.

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TheTrader
  
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MuseScore is capable of everything, you just need to understand how it works at the beginning. The UI is very good. If you want to write drum partitions, I suggest you to use the drumline extention.

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jzeneto
  
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Coming from Sibelius to MuseScore 3.6.1, initially it seemed a bit obscure to me. But after realizing how simple is to make complex and traditional notations with it, I can't commit anymore to Sibelius. Plus, it's open source, and its 4th version will be coming perhaps in 2021.

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Tags

  • Music Production
  • score-to-music
  • full-score
  • share-music
  • musicxml
  • score-playing
  • print-music
  • lead-sheet
  • composing
  • leadsheet
  • music-share
  • music-sharing
  • score
  • sheet-music
  • scorewriting
  • MIDI Composer
  • composition
  • arranging
  • score-editor
  • notation

MuseScore platform details

BSD

BSD port not officially supported: http://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/audio/musescore/

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