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

Some 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 45 languages
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Fix several critical bugs
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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MuseScore User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(11)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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burypromote
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+109

Sjha reviewed on 30 Jul 2011
As a long-time user and fan of Lilypond I have only just discovered MuseScore. I must say that I am highly impressed. Although Lilypond produces high quality output I find that MuseScore is far easier to use and also produces excellent printed scores. Many things that are quite difficult to do in Lilypond (e.g. fitting a lead-sheet onto one page) are a cinch in MuseScore with its WYSIWYG interface. And the immediate playback of written scores is also a great feature. This is a superb programme which I would recommend to all who need to write out musical scores
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote
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+4
Dominique Peretti replied on 23 Nov 2012
Couldn't agree more !
burypromote
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+28
Hkim commented on 28 Jul 2011
I was playing with this and it seems to have problems with input from a MIDI keyboard, which is pretty common. I want to play with this more before leaving a rating but, still, it looks promising.
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
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+28
Hkim replied on 29 Jul 2011
Wow, I would need to play a note and then press the "left" arrow key for the note to show up in the score. If I started to play chords and speed up note entry, the software bombs.
burypromote
+3

+3

Larraga reviewed on 02 Jun 2011
Great for a quick notation "pad." Easily rivals Finale NotePad which isn't free anymore. Well done! Has never crashed on me.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
+4

+16
$ir M. commented on 24 May 2011
For anyone interested in high-quality music typography (engraving), I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned what an excellent front end MuseScore makes for lilypond (free/OS engraving tool) - each plays to the other's strengths.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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-1

mrmatt634 reviewed on 09 Feb 2011
I'm having a problem with this program. Every time I try to open it from the disk image, it says it can't open. Why is that?
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+9
Paulsrandall replied on 24 Oct 2011
Try putting it in your Applications folder.
burypromote

+166

Shmk reviewed on 09 Jan 2011
It is a great start easy to use the only issue I am having is with stability, crashes a lot so I find myself saving it after every change I make
[Version 0.9.6.2]


burypromote
+3

+10

Steinarh reviewed on 25 May 2010
Sorry, forgot the rating.....
[Version 0.9.6]


burypromote
+3

+10
Steinarh commented on 12 May 2010
An impressing piece of software. It´s all there and it´s very intuitive and for most jobs one does t need the manual. I looked it up anyway, and it´s very systematic and easy to find what you are looking for. And it´s been translated to 20 languages!
MuseScore is highly recommended
[Version 0.9.6]


burypromote
+1

+81

Acwolf reviewed on 28 Mar 2010
This is a promising program with decent features.

It includes full time-signature customization and a decent number of basic functions. However, the interface takes a bit of getting used to and there are things that just seem hard to figure out. It's very promising, but I got frustrated and decided to recommend investing in commercial options instead.
[Version 0.9.5]

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burypromote
+2

+81
Acwolf replied on 10 Aug 2010
Changed my mind! The latest versions offer a bit more, and I've found it to be more capable than I first realized. Commercial options are still superior in many ways, but lots of uses MuseScore is already completely capable, and I now expect that it will become truly the best with ongoing development. I encourage everyone to use it and get involved in development by suggesting things, helping promote, donating, or actually working on development. MuseScore is really great, check out the website forums and such if you have any questions or troubles.
burypromote

-1
mrmatt634 had trouble on 09 Feb 2011
Every time I go to install this program from the disk image, it says that it can't open it. Why might this be? My MacBook Pro is completely up to date too.
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote

+2
Antollamh replied on 01 Jun 2011
I have the same problem. Did you ever solve it?
Seems to be a non-functional software

+243

Monkeyjunkey rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 1.3]



+243

Monkeyjunkey rated on 25 Feb 2013

[Version 1.2]



+4

Dominique Peretti rated on 23 Nov 2012

[Version 1.2]



Lasconic rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 1.1]



+243

Monkeyjunkey rated on 15 Dec 2011

[Version 1.1]



+2

mackasabian rated on 24 May 2011

[Version 1.0]



+10

Barnyb rated on 07 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]



Lasconic rated on 07 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:1,611
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:28 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL.

Some 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 45 languages


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