to be deleted How to enter tuplets with total durations that can not be represented by single notes.Workaround for "difficult" tuplets. Works for 3.x and 2.x. to be deleted How I use Musescore as a practice tool To be deleted To be deleted To be deleted To be deleted to be deleted To be deleted Ableton Live as Musescore Sound Engine via MIDI RoutingMethod to divert Musescore MIDI Out messages to Ableton Live such that Ableton Live is the sound engine for Musescore. How to solve bluetooth audio problemsSome possibilities found in the forums. How to write scordatura scoresHow-To write scordatura scores in Musescore, easily convert scordatura notation into correct sounding pitches notation staff (and vice versa). SolmisationEndecalineo or endecagram, the stave for Solfège. to be deleted to be deleted To be deleted Paste Special - Changing note durationYou can change the duration of notes pasted using this feature that is not well known.
Here's how it works.
Select the range of notes you want to copy.
Copy them in the normal manner, either pressing ctrl+c, using the edit menu or right click and choose Copy.
Click the destination. Select a note duration as a multiplier as explained below.
Press the user defined shortcut you assigned to it.
to be deleted to be deleted How to Install Musescore Appimage in Linux MintIf you are not familiar with the command line How to create a blank or title page at the beginning of a score How to get information quicklyRecommended before tapping the forum How to use zsyncTo keep the Appimage updated How to write a good bug report: step-by-step instructions How to get Mac and Bluetooth in placeIf you use Bluetooth headphones, try to check the settings. How to retrograde your pieceFor reversing a selection of notes, chords, and/or rests. How to run mtests in QtCreator/MinGW WindowsMuseScore 3.x only!
Just an information log of what I did to make mtest work in QtCreator. This acts as a temporary scrapbook note until (if?) these instructions can be finalized and turned into the real compilation documentation.
Real-time Interfacing of VST Instrument Libraries with MuseScore using a Digital Audio WorkstationConnecting MuseScore to a digital audio workstation (DAW) for real-time usage and recording of high quality instrument sample libraries (sometimes known as VSTs or plugins). Software used: Windows 10 x64 operating system, MuseScore 3, Reaper 6, ASIO4ALL, and loopMIDI. How to create 'old style' and other special tremolosThis HowTo is superseded by the built-in tremolo style option you can set using the inspector.
The old howto is available below for those that might still have a use for it.
This is how you input 'old style' and other special tremolos into your score.
How To Create Chord Sheets with MuseScoreEver wondered how to make Chord Sheets that are transposable inside MuseScore? Wait no more! Ledger lines on invisible stavesFrom a request on the forum How to run MuseScore on ChromeOS How to use Jumps and RepeatsSuccessfully using jumps and repeats as of version 3.1. How to use Single Note Dynamics (SND)These are instructions on how to get the full benefits of single note dynamics starting in version 3.1 and general information on using dynamics in all versions of MuseScore starting with 2.0. How To attach a fileto an issue or a conversation in the forum to ask for support Use Fretboard Diagrams for custom/complex chordsThis How-To walks through a number of scenarios for creating and modifying complex chord diagrams via the Inspector, by starting with the Fretboard Diagrams palette (in the Advanced Workspace). How to recover MuseScore windows and dialogs that don't show on screen How to add lyrics in columnsat the end of the score How To for an overview of the commandsThe main functions from the menu bar Repeat part of a measure using the % type repeat sign.It's possible to make a measure with a repeat previous notes sign inside of it. How and where to ask for supporton musescore.org or musescore.com
How to restore correct playback of dynamics and hairpins in an imported MIDI fileDynamics do not work after opening a MIDI file in MuseScore 2 or later How to create trills and ornaments with accidentals (and playback)Create trills and ornaments that have modified pitches for notes other than the main notated note. How to use the "conversion job" command-line option How to repair a MuseScore file with a "bad format" error How to create triplets and other tuplets across measures How to import custom symbols to a custom paletteHow do I add custom images such as the above PNG file to a custom palette?
How to notate a keyboard fingering changeThis HowTo explains how to notate two fingering numbers under a curved line, used to denote a fingering change in keyboard music. How To add a lyric to a rest (silent note) How to add a turn between two notes with playback How to highlight a score for emphasisThis method uses a text box to highlight any part of a score. Ease-of-editing is maintained and the score remains visible even when the highlight box is selected . How to add a start repeat barline after a mid-staff key signature change How to simulate the effect of a guitar capo—or a detuneA workaround to allow correct notation and playback of a capoed, or detuned, guitar. How to create ties leading into a 2nd endingSome workarounds to ensure correct notation and improved playback of ties leading to a Volta 2nd ending. How to create a visual swing markingCreate your own triplet swing markings inside MuseScore to ensure their style matches your score How to create nonstandard tupletsThis explains how to make tuplets out of durations that are not normally expressed by a single note or rest. Works for 2.x and later How to change enharmonic key signatures for transposing instrumentsStarting in version 3.5 you can specify sharps or flats by setting the option in staff/part properties. These instructions no longer work.
For versions prior to 3.5, these instructions show you how to change key signatures for a transposing instrument, such as a B♭ clarinet or E♭ saxophone, when MuseScore inserts the equivalent enharmonic key signature.
How to use polyrhythm, mixed meters and local time signatures in MuseScoreThis page is still under construction. I am working on adding pictures, links and formatting. Please be patient until this message is removed.
This is a description of how to use the features in MuseScore to create songs with polyrhythms and local time signatures. There are several methods available and I have attempted to explain each along with some possible problems that will arise while using them.
How to delete an unwanted note or rest How to run MuseScore 2 on Mac OS X 10.6 How to create a tuplet that is not the duration of a single noteCreating a tuplet that is different than the duration of a note that can be expressed by a single note or rest How to change MuseScore's DPIHow to use the `-D <dpi>` command line option How to highlight measuresFor analysis or to emphasize a part How to create graphics (with transparent background) with PowerPoint and import them into MuseScoreA quick and easy way to import images or graphics with transparent background created with Microsoft PowerPoint into MuseScore via copy&paste How to create notation for a solo cadenza How to run the MuseScore Linux AppImage How to create a 2-measure repeat sign with playbackUnfortunately, MuseScore (prior to 4.x) does not have a built-in 2-measure repeat function (with or without playback). Here is a workaround to create one: How to restore sound if playback stops workingOccasionally, when something about MuseScore's installation is changed, playback may stop working. This How-To describes how to get playback working again. How to add information to a score How to run MuseScore on a Chromebook How to post in the MuseScore forum How to create jazz drum notation How to fix MuseScore installation error on WindowsA problem occurs when Windows doesn't know how to open the .msi extension: "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action." How to add rehearsal marks with measure numbers instead of letters How to fix a score that contains corruptionsOccasionally when importing a score created with an older version of MuseScore into a newer (or sometimes when importing a MusicXML file), a dialog box will appear warning "File corrupted", with the option to Cancel opening the score, Ignore the corruption and continue, or Show Details about the corruption. A corrupted score cannot be uploaded to MuseScore.com. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to fix these corruptions using MuseScore, and you should do so immediately before further editing the score. How to copy lyrics, or lyrics plus melodyHow to copy just lyrics, or lyrics plus melody, from one staff to another. How to recover a backup copy of a scoreIf one of your scores becomes lost, corrupted, or cannot be opened, there's a chance that MuseScore saved a copy somewhere on your computer. How to fit all instruments on one page How to fit more instruments in a score on one page How to change the SoundFont used for playback or add another to MuseScore How to change instrument sound (e.g. pizz., con sordino) midway through scoreMuseScore allows you to change the sound of an instrument mid-staff. So you can alternate strings between arco, pizzicato, and tremolo, or apply a mute to a trumpet, and so on. How To do more exercises on one pagewith different key and time signatures on one page How to create an ossia with another staff How to add cue notes How to create an ossia using image captureA workaround to producing an ossia via image capture: in this case to produce an "ornament explanation." How to create stacked polychord symbols How to simulate "grid and ruler"to align the elements of a score How to change the default position of fingeringsCircled numbers are commonly reserved for strings How to condense a scoreCreate a condensed score by automatically hiding instruments that do not play How to make notes in unison overlappingwhen they have different values How to silence a noteor make a precise dynamic How to add a block of text to a scoreFor additional stanzas of lyrics or to add annotations, etc. This is a tutorial for MuseScore 1, and does not apply to MuseScore 2. How to get scores without time signature (and clef)for the music of the XIV century and other occasions. How to write a good bug report How to move lyricsFor two voices on the same staff How to split a measureHow to split a measure, so you can have a line break or a (working) repeats barline in the middle of a regular measure How to write chord names in Italian How to move notesTo align with the lyrics of a score for the sung part How to insert lyricsor reinsert them after the modifications to the score How to enter a rest How to change the SoundFontto have a custom reproduction, for example to classical music, for jazz or pop. How to recover a backup copy of a scoreIf one of your scores becomes lost, corrupted, or not openable, there's a chance that MuseScore saved a copy somewhere on your computer. How to delete measuresWant to delete measures? Select them and Delete Selected Measures How to run MuseScore as Administrator on WindowsSometimes MuseScore requires all privileges to be able to work properly for certain tasks (e.g. finding your printers). The solution is to run MuseScore as Administrator. How to edit or create a new instrumentWant to add an instrument to the selection in the New Score Wizard? Read further. How to open Sibelius files in MuseScoreWant to transfer your sheet music collection from other music notation software? Use MusicXML. How to open Finale files in MuseScore How to edit a SoundFontMuseScore generates sounds using a SoundFont. If you are not happy with a sound, you may want to edit the soundfont, combine several soundfonts etc... How to have a score, or part, with every measure numbered and rehearsal markings throughoutIn MuseScore, rehearsal marks in a score normally end up duplicating the measure number, instead of replacing it. How to change the language in MuseScoreWant to use MuseScore in another language? How to merge/combine/implode two staves into one with two voicesIf you require more space for your score, you could merge two staves into one. How to transpose How to delete a score saved on MuseScore.comWant to delete a score shared on MuseScore.com? How to synchronize your score with a YouTube videoWant to create a videoscore on MuseScore.com? How to add a beam over a rest How to separate a coda from the rest of the score How to install MuseScore on Windows without administrator rightsWant to install new software and don't have administrator rights? Use a portable version of MuseScore. How to create a tempo textWant to add a tempo to your score? Use a tempo text. How to delete bar (measure) numbers How to delete instrument names (restore or modify them) How to enter a chord How to create large staves and notes How to create triplets and other tuplets How to create diddle notation How to span a chord or stem over two stavesA chord spreading over two staves. How to input multiple notes on a staff with different durationsVoices allow you to have notes in a single measure which occur at the same time, yet have different durations. How to span a measure over multiple systemsIf measures are too long to fit on a single system, a solution is to place a system break in the middle. How to place a beam between notes (zig-zag)If two neighbouring notes have contrasting vertical positions and share a beam, it may be preferable to situate it between the notes instead of below or above them. How to create strum patternsStrum patterns are often used for instruments such as guitar.