Release notes for MuseScore 3.1 (May 28, 2019)

Updated 4 Jahren ago
Build number Date Announcement
macOS 10.12+:, Windows 7+ 64-bit:, Windows 7+ 32-bit:, AppImage: 3.1.0. (revision: e26f7c46) 2019-05-28


  • Single-note dynamics playback - long notes can play dynamic changes
  • Updated soundfont that supports single-note dynamics out of the box
  • High quality soundfont with better strings and synth instruments available as an extension in the Resource Manager
  • Option to completely disable Auto Placement
  • Elements can cross staves still participating in Auto Placement
  • Half-time/Double-time feature that shortens and lengthens rhythms on copy-pasting
  • Linearization feature that unrolls all repeats
  • Internal computational approach that allows creating 256th, 512th, 1024th notes and any kind of compound tuplets
  • Online documentation for Plugin API is available


  • Playback starts immediately on large scores
  • Continuous view performance was significantly improved
  • The layout of the scores imported from MuseScore 2 is now preserved
  • Size and usability of Play Panel is now improved
  • Add chord symbol support for fret diagrams
  • Move the whole segment on dragging a note in edit mode
  • Allow changing duration of multiple notes
  • Select notes after deleting various elements
  • Make copy-pasting hairpins possible
  • Fix significant lag on iterating over notes with left-right arrows
  • UI refinements including more streamlined Inspector
  • "MuseScore File" string (under File -> Save As...) now indicates which version you are about to save (MuseScore 3)


  • System positions calculations allocated too much space
  • Courtesy clefs and key signatures were positioned incorrectly around repeat barlines
  • Cross-staff notation was incorrect in some cases
  • Barlines spanning was wrong in some cases
  • Barlines were incorrect when small and standard staves were mixed
  • Piano keyboard display didn't update when adding accidental using toolbar or palette
  • Side panels became undockable after being undocked and closed once
  • Could not add proper slur to grace notes when there were more than one
  • Layout of small staves was incorrect in some cases
  • Key signatures displayed incorrectly after clef change
  • Grace notes (after) collided with accidentals on main note
  • Key signature disappeared in all but first stave
  • Note's dot's visibility was incorrect when toggling visibility with note and dot selected
  • Couldn't pan score while playing when a note was selected
  • Instrument Change didn't transpose
  • Couldn't delete clef change at the start of a system
  • Accent-staccato didn't work in default template
  • Some properties were not kept on saving score
  • Incorrect key/time signatures and clefs appeared in the score in specific cases
  • User-modified barlines were not linking correctly between staves of a score, parts, and multimeasure rests
  • Ties were laid out incorrectly in some cases
  • Problems with layout of with beams, slurs, tuplets, and tremolo in cross-staff notation
  • Sizes and positions of some elements were not scaling correctly for small staves
  • Brackets didn't appear after section break
  • Users were automatically logged out after 5 hours when using Save Online
  • Phrasing in target measure was not cleared on copy-pasting
  • ChordIdentifier Plugin didn't work with MuseScore 3

Complete list of the fixed issues is available in the Beta, Beta Update and Release Candidate release notes:

Plus these:

  • #63301: Comma as a shortcut won't get saved
  • #179251: Select all glissandi in Range Selection fails
  • #289513: Coloring glissandi: color visible in inspector, but not on screen
  • #289605: Bad layout of cross-staff ties that also cross system breaks
  • #289614: Bad layout of tie with clef change
  • #285688: Width of repeat measure keeps increasing
  • Make undo/redo changes mark score playlist as dirty

Fixes for Regressions in 3.1 pre-release versions (as collected in #289565: [Epic] 3.1-RC Regressions that must be fixed):

  • #289773: Mixer changes width of inspector when undocked.
  • #289749: Fret diagrams disappear
  • #289721: Bug: Measure repeats ignored first time through
  • #289693: [Regression] Spacers start adding space between systems too soon
  • #289668: Press Ctrl+number (3,4,5,6) while entering chord mode cause crash
  • #289651: "Show courtesy" checkbox in clef Inspector does not work
  • #289616: Tie displayed incorrectly at start of system
  • #289562: Adding Instrument, after changing location in the Dialog, leads to crash
  • #289561: Playback continues to repeat after end repeat barline has been deleted
  • #289552: Crash splitting multimeasure rest
  • #289531: Deleting first measure causes crash when a hairpin starts there
  • #283828: Remove staff lines from end-start repeat barline in the repeats palettes