Release notes for MuseScore 3

Updated 1 week ago
Build number Date Announcement
MacOS 10.12+: 3.0.0.20137, Windows: 3.0.0.4785, AppImage: 3.0.0 (revision: c1a5e4c) 24.12.2018 https://musescore.org/3.0

MuseScore 3.0 was released December 24, 2018.


MuseScore 3.0 is packed full of new features and improvements.

Musical notation

  • Automatic placement - potential collisions between elements are detected and resolved automatically, allowing you to easily create great-looking scores with little need for manual adjustment
  • Improved parts facility - link parts to specific voices within a staff
  • System dividers - automatically generate dividers between systems
  • Staff type changes - change staff size, number of lines, and other properties mid-score
  • Temporary and cutaway staves - staves may appear and disappear as needed, including the ability to have empty measures be completely invisible
  • MuseJazz font - give all elements in your scores a handwritten appearance
  • Named noteheads - automatically display pitch names in noteheads using a variety of different naming schemes

Usability

  • Tours - get online help automatically as you need it
  • Timeline - navigate using a graphical overview of the music structure of your score that shows rehearsal marks, changes of tempo, key, and time signature, etc.
  • Score comparison tool - easily view differences between versions of a score
  • Single page mode - vertically scrolling view of your score
  • Improved Inspector - control more element properties and set style defaults directly from the Inspector window, including new above/below placement settings
  • Palette search - enter a search term to quickly find any symbol
  • Timewise note input and editing - insert and deletes notes and rests within measures, automatically shifting subsequent music forwards or backwards
  • Next/previous element - Alt+Right/Left shortcuts to navigate through each element of your score
  • Auto-update - no longer necessary to download and install new versions from musescore.org

Playback

  • Improved Mixer - mute individual voices, collapse channels into a single column, assign MIDI ports and channels
  • Improved Piano Roll Editor - easier control of the playback parameters of each note in your score
  • Redesigned Play Panel - docked within main window