MuseScore 2.0 Released!

Today we are thrilled to announce the availability of the official MuseScore 2.0 release! This release represents the culmination of over four years of development, including technical contributions from over 400 people and feedback from hundreds more users to make this the best free and open source notation program in the world.

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What's New

MuseScore 2.0 represents a tremendous leap forward in almost every possible aspect over the previous release, MuseScore 1.3. For a more complete listing of the new features, see What's New in MuseScore 2 and the release notes. Some of the highlights include:

  • Linked parts
  • Tablature
  • Continuous view
  • Dynamic text style
  • Flexible chord symbols
  • Fret diagrams
  • Layout improvements
  • Playback improvements
  • MIDI import improvements
  • Usability improvements

Share scores online

MuseScore 2.0 allows you to save your scores directly to MuseScore.com with an improved upload facility. You can view and play your MuseScore 2.0 scores using our mobile apps. The Android apps support MuseScore 2.0 format already. Support in the iOS apps will be coming very soon.

Compatibility

With such a long list of new features, you may be wondering if you will still be able to find your way around. The good news is, most things in MuseScore 2.0 actually look and work about the same as always - just better. Scores created in 1.3 or earlier releases should load into MuseScore 2.0 with no problems. In most cases they will look the same or better due to the layout improvements. Due to the magnitude of the changes under the hood, in a few cases you might need to revisit some manual adjustments you had made previously. The one thing to keep in mind: scores created with or saved from MuseScore 2.0 will not open in earlier versions. This is unavoidable when making such major changes. If you want to edit a score from MuseScore 2.0 with an earlier version of MuseScore, you will have to export to MusicXML.

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