Crear nova partitura

Updated 3 months ago
These are old instructions for MuseScore 1
For MuseScore 3 users, see Create a new score

From the main menu choose FileNew.... This opens the new score wizard.

Title, composer and other information

New Score wizard: Title and other text

Enter the title, composer, or any other information as shown above. Notice the two options at the bottom:

  • Create new score from template
  • Create new score from scratch

The first option offers a list of ready-made scores in the next screen. The second option gives you the full choice of instruments in the next screen. Templates are discussed in more detail below, but for now choose "Create new score from scratch."

Click "Next" to continue.

Instruments and voice parts

New Score wizard: Add instruments

The instrument window is divided into two columns. The first column lists instruments or voice parts to choose from. The second column is initially empty but will soon contain a list of the instruments for your new score.

The instrument list in the first column is categorized into instrument families. Double click a category to show the full list of instruments in each family. Select an instrument and click "Add". The instrument you selected now appears in the second column. You can add more instruments or voice parts if needed.

The order of the instruments in the second column determines the order they appear in the score. To change the order click on an instrument name and use the "Up" or "Down" buttons to move it higher or lower. When you are done click "Next".

Key signature

If you are using the latest version of MuseScore the wizard asks for a key signature. Select the key signature you need and click "Next" to continue.

If you are using version 0.9.2 or earlier the wizard does not ask for a key signature so you may ignore this step.

Time signature, pickup, and number of measures

New Score wizard: Time signature and measure options

Set the time signature to the numbers you want. If your piece begins with a pickup then mark the "Pickup measure" checkbox and adjust pickup time signature to indicate the actual duration of the first measure.

If you know approximately how many measures you need you can specify that here. Otherwise you can add or delete measure later.

Click "Finish" to create your new score.

Adjustments to score after creation

You can change any settings specified during the new score wizard even after you start working on the score.

  • To add or delete measures or create a pickup see Measure operations
  • To change any text see Text editing . To add a missing Title (or other text item) use the menu CreateTextTitle (or other text item)
  • To add, delete, or change the order of instruments use the menu CreateInstruments....

See also: Key signature , time signature , clef .


The first screen of the new score wizard has an option to "Create new score from template" (see Title and other text above for details). To create a score using this method select the template option and click "Next" to continue.

The next screen shows a list of templates. Select a template and click "Next". Continue and finish the new score wizard as usual.

The template files are normal MuseScore files stored in the template folder. You can create your own templates by saving MuseScore files to the template folder. On Windows the template folder is usually located at C:\Program Files\MuseScore 0.9\templates. On Linux look under /usr/share/mscore-xxx if you installed from the package manager. If you compiled mscore on Linux then look under /usr/local/share/mscore-xxx.