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MuseScore 0.9.5


Available for
windows* mac
linux** unix

music audio compsition notation midi

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MuseScore is an open source cross platform music notation program that has a lot of very good features. Simple to operate, notes are entered on a virtual note sheet with your mouse, MIDI or keyboard. There are an unlimited number of staves and up to four voices per staff, making it very versatile. It also features a note editing input that is much like step-time note entry that found on premium commercial music editing software. Its wizards make it easy to set up and files are opened by a simple double click of the mouse.

MuseScore includes an integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer and even drum notation, something that many commercial programs don't have. There are plugins included to use or you can even create your own.

MuseScore is popular among educators as it is easy to learn and has all the bells and whistles that their students enjoy. It will mark out-of-range notes using yellow for amateurs and red for professional musicians. It offers automatic note head positioning, unlimited time and key changes, slur editing and unlimited lyrics. MuseScore also has a mixer function, part extraction and grace notes.

When you want to share your music with others, you can import and export MusicXML, standard MIDI files and Band-in-a-Box files. It can also export to LilyPond. Once you're done with your creation, you can print engraved sheet music as SVG, PDF or PNG documents. If you want professional looking sheet music to share with friends, a choir or your band MuseScore does a very fine job.

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MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2 Released!
Just in time for Christmas, we are happy to present to you MuseScore 2.0 Beta 2. This beta release includes hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements made as a result of feedback from users of the...
Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2014
To wrap up this GSoC season, Google traditionally invites 2 mentors per project for a Google Summer of Code Summit in Mountain View. This year, it was the 10th anniversary so it was special. Google...
MuseScore 2.0 Beta 1 Released!
The MuseScore team is excited to announce the first Beta release of MuseScore 2.0! This is your opportunity to try out the new features, see if your "favorite" bugs have been fixed, and provide...
Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2014
The list of students selected for Google Summer of Code 2014 has been announced by Google. Among the 1307 students selected, 5 of them will be working on MuseScore this summer! Now the community...

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