Release notes for MuseScore 3 Beta (November 28, 2018)

Updated 1 month ago
Build number Date Announcement
MacOS: 3.0.0.19385, Windows: 3.0.0.4020, AppImage: 3.0.0 (revision: 7694abc) 28.11.2018 https://musescore.org/en/3.0beta

As a major new release, MuseScore 3 contains some very significant and exciting new features and improvements over MuseScore 2.3.2 and older versions:

Improved score layout

  • Automatic placement, layout, and spacing means your scores are ready to print with almost no manual adjustments required
  • Generate parts from individual voices so you can combine instruments on a single staff
  • Take control of your layout with manual overrides, above/below placement settings, temporary and cutaway staves, mid-score staff type changes, and more

New notation features

  • Handwritten font for music notation
  • Noteheads with pitch names
  • Automatic system dividers
  • New articulations, expression text, clefs, accidentals, augmentation dots, capo changes, and more

Improved usability features

  • Tours to provide help as needed
  • Timeline and single page view for easier score navigation
  • Score comparison tool to identify differences between versions
  • Timewise insert and delete to provide more editing freedom
  • Search facility to help you find palette elements
  • Improved Style and Inspector tools for control over appearance and behavior of score elements

Improved playback controls

  • Improved Mixer for easier control of instrument sounds
  • Improved Piano Roll for fine control of individual notes
  • Improved Play Panel for faster access to playback controls

New autoupdate facility for Windows and MacOS

A brand new autoupdate engine has been developed and included in MuseScore 3 Beta. Keeping up to date with new releases no longer requires you to manually go find and download them. Just let the autoupdater handle downloading and installing of the new version for you! Receiving our latest bugfixes and features has never been easier.

Note, the autoupdater uses your OS locale which means that the language of the autoupdater interface will always be the same to your OS language.