MuseScore 3.0.1 Release

• Jan 15, 2019 - 11:03

Today we are pleased to release MuseScore 3.0.1. This is the first in what we intend to be a regular series of updates to MuseScore 3, the ground-breaking version of the world’s most popular music notation software.

Download MuseScore 3.0.1 Release


This update fixes dozens of issues that were found in the original 3.0 release, and it adds few improvements as well. For a complete list of changes, see the release notes.


  • Redesign of New Score Wizard makes it easier to search templates, provides better score previews, and significantly improves accessibility for blind users
  • Reworked Mixer UI allows minimizing and making it dockable
  • Better automatic placement of hairpins and dynamics
  • Better import of 2.X scores


  • Properties were not saved properly in a number of cases
  • Layout was broken after operations with measure rests and tuplets
  • Time signatures appeared incorrectly in some cases and might lead to crash
  • Using the implode tool on notes connected with slurs led to crashes
  • Editing a barline was applied incorrectly
  • Context menu on instrument names didn't appear
  • Pages with landscape orientation were cropped when printing
  • Playback went crazy on saving
  • Tempo was applied incorrectly in certain cases involving fermatas
  • Slurs were lost or detached in some cases
  • Autoplacement couldn't be switched off for stems and arpeggio

Important notes

  • If you have already installed MuseScore 3, you should be automatically offered the opportunity to update the next time you start MuseScore. You can also update at any time by going to Help > Check for Update
  • Unsupported builds for 32-bit Windows will be available soon
  • Microsoft Store version will be available soon

Read more about new features available in MuseScore 3.


In reply to by Gootector

I believe Riaan posted the announcement in translators forum. Main message is we are going to ship releases each 2-3 weeks. So, translators do have about one week before release and one week after to complete translations.

I believe there won't be huge strings changes between the releases.

In reply to by Anatoly-os

When this ban? You know... I don't like you. I'm here 8 years? Yes. I translated all MuseScore version, from 1.0 to 3.0.1, website, tutorials, and many other things. I gave MuseScore Gonville font. All for free, for polish and world community. Now, a few... troll-haters, who can type anything about me... The have more rights than me. Where logic is? Where logic is in your comment on polish forum? I am sad about your attitude. Very sad. Where were the two gays, when I need help with teanslation? You thought about that?

In reply to by Gootector

@Gootector regarding "Great job, Anatoly. You deleted all my comments on polish forum, all my helps, etc.! Please delete all my content also! Translations, all!", the comments are preserved and all hidden because you are not a reviewer anymore, unfortunately. All your work that has been done for MuseScore is really appreciated and every Polish user is glad to see MuseScore translated to his/her native language. - it is: 'how community thank you for your help'.
Please delete all my content!

music sheets made in Musescore 2 are not 100% right displayed in Musescore 3 even when you choose the 'no' button conc. displaying elements when opening a file

In reply to by Edwig Roekens

For most scores, you're probably better off taking the advice to reset - since the defaults have changed for many elements, manual adjustments applied in 2.x often won't make sense anymore. You kind of have to check for each score which works better but just expect that scores that had a lot of manual adjustments might take some work to correct.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Well, "some work"? A lot of work in my case. Jeeez, all my score are a complete mess despite I selected the option not to change anything in that window which pops up when starting musescore3.
In the end I re-installed my old 2 version and locked it in Synaptic to prevent further updates are installed.
I will install the 3 version on my other computer to gather some experience before I will switch to version 3 on my main computer.

In reply to by JoeAlders

Elsewhere you mentioned fingerings specifically.and that is indeed a known issue. For everything else, you are generally better off taking the reset option so you can take advantage of automatic placement. Most of the manual adjustments that were used to workaround the collisions that otherwise existed in MuseScore 2 are no longer needed and indeed now counterproductive. The the defaults have changed so the collisions don't exist, so those same manual adjustments actually take a good default layout and make it bad rather than taking a bad one and making it good. That said, sometimes it pays to try it both ways and then maybe just use Ctrl+R to reset specific things.

Anyhow, as with any other major update like this (including going from MuseScore 1 to 2) it's often best to keep both and just.use the new version for new first - there is no particular reason you should want or need to update older scores that you have already performed lots of manual adjustments on.

I updated to the MuseScore 3.0 beta version and noticed that MuseScore 3.1 has just been released. According the website, MuseScore 3.0 should update automatically when I open it. This has not happened. Do I need to download the 3.1 version myself?

Windows portable version, please! Don't understand why postpone the 64 bit portable version? It should not be dependent on a 32 bit version.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

There seem to be some misunderstanding here. Most people these days run on 64bit. By portable, they don't care about moving between a 32bit PC and a 64bit one. Rather, they need to run on multiple 64bit PCs.

So please just produce a 64bit portable version. If later when 32bit is ready, produce a 32bit portable version. And let the user to choose which version to use.

Otherwise, you are forcing people to use 32bit version when they choose portable. This is not most people want in today's situation.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thanks for the info. Their policy is biased. Why can't like in the non-portable case, just create a 32bit portable version, and a 64bit portable version, and let the user to choose?

Since we don't have 32bit version now, why can't we just create a 64bit only version?

If by the time 128bit becomes the main trend, do we still force people to run 32bit portable, just to comply with their biased policy?

The problem is: we don't have a portable version now. Could you please create a 64bit one? Let's deal with the 32bit version later when it is ready. Thanks.

In reply to by panomax

The PortableApp so far had been done by a community member. That member can't do it any longer, having only a Windows XP machine for that, which MuseScore won't run on. Also that person claimed that a 32bit version is needed.
So if we need and want a PortableApp we first need to find someone to do it...
You could be that person, as far as I can tell.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

As a cross platform application, we may make the application itself friendly to portable usage. A good example would be Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Its strategy is simple. Just extract the zipped file to a directory. Then add a "data" sub-folder under it. Then the application will write all its info into the data folder without touch any Windows specific registry or other system settings. It is then portable.

Similarly, the Atom editor just require a sub-folder ".atom" exists besides the application folder to make it portable.

I've tried Enigma Virtual Box. But it cannot handle our case. I will check PortableApps later.

Just my thoughts regarding the release:
There are a number of issues already prevalent that were not present in musescore 2, but I am assuming bugs will be ironed out. I preferred the previous UI and a lot of functions are different and a bit less user-friendly. Dragging things, for example, is a bit disconcerting when the symbol for what you are dragging is not at the same position as the cursor, so when you drag to a note it's a bit distracting to have the symbol not be the actual cursor. Also dragging key signatures, among other things, is more annoying as you need to drag to the actual lines of the staff, whereas before you could drag anywhere within the bar. To be honest, it seems like they redid the entire thing from scratch, considering a number of things seem improved internally, but on the aesthetic side it isn't as good. Just my thoughts though, I will be looking forward to the upcoming releases that will hopefully fix things.

In reply to by Chronical V

Thank you for the feedback. We redid a lot of things almost from scratch, it is true. That is why we prepared this release for nearly four years.

The issues related to dragging different stuff are indeed in the list of significant problems to fix in the upcoming releases as well as different UX improvements. Stay tuned!

In reply to by Chronical V

"Dragging things, for example, is a bit disconcerting when the symbol for what you are dragging is not at the same position as the cursor, so when you drag to a note it's a bit distracting to have the symbol not be the actual cursor. "

Yes, you are right. This is really annoying and I hope that this is one of the first items that will be modified to restore it as in version 2. But for the moment I use as "workaround" to click on the note and then double click the symbol in the palette. Then it is on exactly the desired place.

I have installed on OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 06a66a2, on Device: Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV535T (14" screen).
However I can not minimize the mixer enough to see the bottom of it.
Please Advise

Will you ever add the ability to place (or convert the standard notation into) shaped notes. I would absolutely LOVE to use Musescore for writing Vocal pieces but because of the way this program works and has worked in the past, I still have to own or have access to Finale to actually do the needed work for the piece of music. I would prefer Musescore but it's quite annoying to not have that as a simple option. You would think a fantastic program like this would have adopted that at some point in time.

Dear Musescore, please add the option to add a video to Musescore( not only url). And thus sinc the inserted video’s timeline with the notes you have written in musescore. And to export as mp4.Thanks, you have the best software by far.

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