MuseScore 3.3 Beta Release
Today we are pleased to announce the Beta release of a significant update, MuseScore 3.3.
Download MuseScore 3.3 Beta Release
Complete redesign of the Palettes panel
Palettes panel is one of the most commonly used UI elements in the editor. By the way, there are a lot of reports from users who don’t understand how to customize palette cells, how to add custom elements and rearrange existing palettes.
In a collaboration with @Tantacrul, we focused on simplifying the interaction with the palette elements and ease of customization. We made the interactions more intuitive and integrated the semantic of Master Palette to the palette panel.
Check out Beta version and let us know what you think can be improved!
Chord Symbol Formatting
Past releases of MuseScore have supported superscripting and within chord symbols, but only when using the Jazz style and the corresponding MuseJazz font, and only the fixed amount built into the font. With MuseScore 3.3, you can now set superscripting options within Format / Style / Chord Symbols, whether using the Jazz style or not. There are separate controls for the size and position of extensions and modifiers (the "7" and "b9" respectively in "C7b9").
Roman Numeral Analysis
MuseScore 3.3 adds native support for Roman numeral analysis (RNA) through a new command, font, and style settings. To add RNA to your score, select a note or rest and use Add / Text / Roman Numeral Analysis (or define a shortcut for this command). You can then type your analysis using ordinary characters, like "IV64", and it will be rendered with appropriate formatting using the new Campania font and the Roman Numeral Analysis text style settings. You can then use Space or any of the other shortcuts used when entering chord symbols to enter additional analysis on other notes.
Nashville Number System
MuseScore 3.3 adds native support for Nashville notation through a new command and style settings. To add Nashville notation to your score, select a note or rest and use Add / Text / Nashville Number (or define a shortcut for this command). You can then type your notation using ordinary characters, like "4m7/6", and it will be rendered using formatting similar to that used for chord symbols and the Nashville Number text style settings. You can then use Space or any of the other shortcuts used when entering chord symbols to enter additional notation on other notes.
Other Improvements and Fixes
- Add support for Roman numeral analysis & Nashville notation
- Implement adding symbols to barlines
- Play Panel layout
- In Edit mode, keyboard arrows now change leading space rather than horizontal offset
- Multiple accessibility improvements
- Multiple improvements to the Plugin API
- Make use of the existing accordion palette
- Various fixes for the playback of tied notes, muted voices and notes being edited in parts
- Sticking was not linked between score and parts
- Note symbols were truncated in Tab Preview
- Some Buttons looked grayed-out in dark mode
- The presence of fretboard diagrams prevented input of chord symbols in other staves
- Removing a custom workspace caused a crash
- Multiple fixes for MusicXML Export/Import
- Letter score in landscape orientation exported as A4 in score+parts PDF
For a complete list of changes, see the MuseScore 3.3 Beta release notes.
- New kinds of chord notation won’t be rendered correctly in previous versions of MuseScore