How To

How to position the fingering.
Circled numbers are commonly reserved for strings
How to condense a score
Hiding instruments that do not play
How to make notes in unison overlapping
when they have different values
How to silence a note
or make a precise dynamic
How to add a block of text to a score
For additional stanzas of lyrics or to add annotations, etc.
How to get scores without time signature
for the music of the XIV century and other occasions.
How to move lyrics
For two voices on the same staff
How to split a measure
How to split a measure, so you can have a line break or a (working) repeats barline in the middle of a regular measure
How to align the notes
with the lyrics of a score for the sung part
How to insert Lyrics
or reinsert them after the modifications to the score
How to change the SoundFont
to have a custom reproduction, for example to classical music, for jazz or pop.
How to recover a backup copy of a score
If one of your scores becomes lost, corrupted, or not openable, there's a chance that MuseScore saved a copy somewhere on your computer.
How to delete measures
Want to delete measures? Select them and Delete Selected Measures
How to run MuseScore as Administrator on Windows
Sometimes MuseScore requires all privileges to be able to work properly for certain tasks (e.g. finding your printers). The solution is to run MuseScore as Administrator.
How to edit or create a new instrument
Want to add an instrument to the selection in the New Score Wizard? Read further.
How to open Sibelius files in MuseScore
Want to transfer your sheet music collection from other music notation software? Use MusicXML.
How to open Finale files in MuseScore
Want to transfer your sheet music collection from other music notation software? Use MusicXML.
How to edit a SoundFont
MuseScore generates sounds using a SoundFont. If you are not happy with a sound, you may want to edit the soundfont, combine several soundfonts etc...
How to have a score, or part, with every measure numbered and rehearsal markings throughout
In MuseScore, rehearsal marks in a score normally end up duplicating the measure number, instead of replacing it.
How to change the language in MuseScore
Want to change MuseScore to another language?
How to merge/combine/implode two staves in one with two voices
If you require more space for your score, you could merge two staves into one.
How to delete a score saved on MuseScore.com
Want to delete a score shared on MuseScore.com?
How to synchronize your score with a YouTube video
Want to create a videoscore on MuseScore.com?
How to install MuseScore without administrator rights
Want to install new software and don't have administrator rights? Use a portable version of MuseScore.
How to create a tempo text
Want to add a tempo to your score? Use a tempo text.
How to span a stem over two staves
A chord spreading over two staves
How to input multiple notes on a staff with different durations
Voices allow you to have notes on a single staff which occur at the same time, yet have different durations.
How to span a measure over multiple systems
If measures are too long to fit on a single system, a solution is to place a system break in the middle.
How to place beam between notes
If two neighbouring notes have contrasting vertical positions and share a beam, it maybe preferable to situate it in-between the notes, instead of below, or above them.
How to create strum patterns
Strum patterns are often used for instruments such as guitar.
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