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MuseScore for Mac

Music notation program.

Free
In English
Version 4.3.0
4.5
Based on 26 user rates

MuseScore overview

MuseScore is a free, cross-platform, WYSIWYG music-notation program, licensed under GNU GPL.

Highlights:
  • WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
  • Unlimited number of staves
  • Up to four voices per staff
  • Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
  • Audio playback of the score
  • Import and export of MusicXML and standard MIDI files
  • Available in more than 50 languages

What’s new in version 4.3.0

  • New "sound flags" can now be accessed via stave text when using Muse Sounds instruments, offering a choice of various instrument modifications and playing techniques that can be heard in playback.
  • The drumset panel now updates to show available sounds depending on instrument selection in the mixer.
  • Various percussion mapping improvements.
  • New options for controlling visibility of clefs and key signatures, as well as ties and parentheses on tablature staves.
  • New option in Format menu to "reset entire score to default layout".
  • Improved quality of MusicXML import.
  • Improved placement of slurs that cross system breaks.
  • Tempo change lines can now be extended across systems using keyboard shortcut.
  • Improved selection box behaviour, resolving an issue with continuous view.
  • Resolved playback issue with repeats after section breaks.
  • Resolved issues where notation elements were disappearing from parts.
  • Resolved Muse Sounds playback issue affecting overlapping unison notes.
  • Resolved issue affecting unintended deletion of melisma lines.
  • Updated product name to "MuseScore Studio" throughout the app.
  • Fixed numerous crashes.

MuseScore for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.3.0
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4.5

(21 Reviews of MuseScore)

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Aargl
Aargl
May 10 2024
4.3.0
4.0
May 10 2024
4.0
Version: 4.3.0
Just tried v4.3. It's mainly "cloud oriented", compared to v3 and I don't need that. Luckily, you still can use it offline and for anyone starting with v4, there's no reason using v3 instead. Unfortunately, if you have made a lot of scores using v3, and still use them, there are chances that the new engraving rules of v4 will mangle your old scores if you follow their advice to reset positions... If you don't, there might be some items slightly misplaced but it doesn't look that bad. The real issue is that if you open multiple files, each one will open in a duplicate version of the app! 😲 So, working with ten scores together will eat a lot of cpu and ram for nothing... That was not the case with v3.
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 15 2023
4.0.2
4.0
Mar 15 2023
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
MuseScore 4 introduced Muse Hub, something to download high quality sounds. The download page misses an important precision: Muse Hub is not mandatory and it requires macOS 11.5+ but there's no requirements mentioned for "MuseScore without Muse Hub". It works on 10.14.6+. I've not been convinced by v4.0.1 so I'm staying at v3.6.2 for the time being, also for platform compatibility.
alxbst
alxbst
May 4 2020
3.4.2.25137
1.0
May 4 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.2.25137
Worst score editing software I ever used; I can't believe all of the good reviews it gets. I get that it's free, but nothing is intuitive, I had to look for a ridiculous amount of time to be able to even put in rests. Sometimes you can't put all of the notes you should in a mesure (For exemple, on multiple instances I could only put 6 eight notes in a 4/4 bar, which resulted in a quarter note of silence at the end of the bar in which I could just not put any note.) Lots of options, which could be a good thing, but a lot of them are just useless or confusing, and nothing really makes sense until you change everything in the options. Being forced to use MuseScore afterusing GuitarPro 6 for a while was a nightmare, since GuitarPro is a great and user friendly application; quite the opposite of MuseScore. Lots of bug; atrocious intuitivity; too many options that are often useless; very bad software overall. Don't know if it's worth its price even though it's free.......
tomspiker
tomspiker
Apr 13 2020
3.4.2.25137
5.0
Apr 13 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.2.25137
So far, it’s been great! I knocked out a copy of one of my handwritten charts in no time, despite not knowing my way around the tools. I most likely won’t get super deep into things, but it seems more intuitive than other programs I’ve dealt w in the past.
miketango0592
miketango0592
Dec 11 2019
3.3.4.24412
5.0
Dec 11 2019
5.0
Version: 3.3.4.24412
the best
Aargl
Aargl
May 11 2024
4.3.0
4.0
May 11 2024
4.0
Version: 4.3.0
Orfanik
Orfanik
Jul 13 2023
4.1.0
1.0
Jul 13 2023
1.0
Version: 4.1.0
alxbst
alxbst
May 4 2020
1.0
May 4 2020
1.0
Version: null
tomspiker
tomspiker
Apr 13 2020
5.0
Apr 13 2020
5.0
Version: null
miketango0592
miketango0592
Dec 11 2019
5.0
Dec 11 2019
5.0
Version: null
zekr
zekr
May 29 2019
5.0
May 29 2019
5.0
Version: null
steve-11
steve-11
Mar 12 2019
5.0
Mar 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
qcua
qcua
Mar 11 2019
5.0
Mar 11 2019
5.0
Version: null
lcov
lcov
Jul 10 2018
5.0
Jul 10 2018
5.0
Version: null
Svetlin-Staikov
Svetlin-Staikov
Apr 29 2016
5.0
Apr 29 2016
5.0
Version: null
lemon-kun
lemon-kun
Nov 4 2015
5.0
Nov 4 2015
5.0
Version: null
LouisBelle
LouisBelle
Jul 28 2015
5.0
Jul 28 2015
5.0
Version: null
PolkadotsAllOver
PolkadotsAllOver
Mar 26 2015
5.0
Mar 26 2015
5.0
Version: null
Sha4k
Sha4k
Mar 25 2015
5.0
Mar 25 2015
5.0
Version: null
Wts
Wts
Mar 25 2015
5.0
Mar 25 2015
5.0
Version: null
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Mar 1 2013
5.0
Mar 1 2013
5.0
Version: null
Dominique-Peretti
Dominique-Peretti
Nov 24 2012
5.0
Nov 24 2012
5.0
Version: null
Lasconic
Lasconic
Mar 13 2012
5.0
Mar 13 2012
5.0
Version: null
Sjha
Sjha
Jul 30 2011
5.0
Jul 30 2011
5.0
Version: null
Larraga
Larraga
Jun 2 2011
4.5
Jun 2 2011
4.5
Version: null
mackasabian
mackasabian
May 24 2011
4.0
May 24 2011
4.0
Version: null
mrmatt634
mrmatt634
Feb 9 2011
2.5
Feb 9 2011
2.5
Version: null
Barnyb
Barnyb
Feb 7 2011
5.0
Feb 7 2011
5.0
Version: null
Shmk
Shmk
Jan 9 2011
5.0
Jan 9 2011
5.0
Version: null
Steinarh
Steinarh
May 25 2010
5.0
May 25 2010
5.0
Version: null
Acwolf
Acwolf
Mar 28 2010
4.0
Mar 28 2010
4.0
Version: null