Concert pitch

Updated 4 years ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 2.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Concert pitch.

You can chose to display the score in either written or concert (sounding) pitch. Written pitch displays the score as it should look when printed for musicians to read. However, during preparation you may prefer the convenience of seeing the transposing instruments notated as they sound, without transposition. In this case you should select the "Concert pitch" option.

To toggle the score display between written or concert pitch use one of the following options:

  • Press the Concert Pitch button (located in the top right of the toolbar area). When this button is highlighted the score is in concert pitch.
  • From the menu bar, select Notes and tick/untick the Concert Pitch option.

Before printing the score, exporting it to PDF or saving it online, you should ensure that the Concert Pitch button is off, and that the individual parts are correctly transposed.

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