MuseScore 1.3 is released

We are happy to announce the release of MuseScore 1.3. It's our best and most stable release to date, fixing several critical bugs - including one which resulted in distorted sound playback for many users. MuseScore is now also available as an MSI package, which makes it simpler to install on multiple Windows machines at once - ideal for system administrators of school networks.

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MuseScore 1.3

A look ahead

When releasing a new version, you might be curious already about what's coming next, but first, let us look back.

We released MuseScore 1.2 less than one year ago. Since then version 1.2 has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times in more than 200 countries. We hear from many sources that MuseScore is steadily becoming a household name in music education worldwide. Keep in mind that less than 5 years ago, we launched to create a home for the MuseScore community. The success of MuseScore today is thanks to all those who have contributed to MuseScore and evangelized it among their friends and peers. It can't be said enough: Thank you all!

So what's ahead of us? Well, MuseScore 2.0 will be the next release. If you like to know what new features it will bring, take a look at the 2.0 roadmap. We invite everyone to join in testing the new features and give feedback in the Technology Preview forum. The more test feedback the MuseScore developers receive, the faster MuseScore 2.0 can be released. Everyone is welcome to join, from starters to expert users.

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I see in the archives an old pre-1.0 post outlining some issues with an armel port, and asking if there are any reclusive types crazy enough to attempt musescore on this hardware. Well, sorry to be so late to the party, but that's in fact what we'd love to do with this old genesi netbook running bodhi Linux (based on debian/ubuntu) only I'm guessing the arm port was abandoned?

but if it's not dead yet, I'd love to test out what there might be for an arm port :)

the new release, fix a bug i had on version 1.2 today when adding the new system for the flute on the score where the flute had an irregular metric against a compund metric so then the system adds like million barlines inside just one bar extending it to the end of the score. really creepy. so keep going on this great project
and thank you

Great job and thanks for keeping this software in a continuum update adding new features and fixing bugs.

Eu tenho usado uma versão grátis e gosto do programa; não sou músico profissional, mas participo de corais como baixo.
Célio Fonseca

Greetings all,

New on this forum - so here goes my first question.

Since Sibelius and MuseScore have much in common. I'm using both, actually: Musescore on Ubuntu 12.04; and Sibelius in Windows 7.

In Musescore, I still find one note at the time a little awkward and time-consuming. Sibelius has the advantage that whole passages can be inserted in one go. And not only with Flexi-Time, I discovered.

Just open a new score with just one empty stave in it (e.g. Bb Clarinet). If Sibelius is correctly configured and your digital piano/MIDI interface are properly connected, Bb Clarinet should playback without limitation. What's more: no selection or any other embellishment whatsoever required!

So, if Bb Clarinet audio playback (or any other instrument's, for that matter) is needed for an Audacity score, for instance, that is exactly how I'll go about. This'll work in Sibelius 6 & 7 both!

I'd love to have something similar in MuseScore, too. So I'm wondering if 1.3 has seen improvement, in this area. And as to whether 2.0, later on, will build further on that.


Great job, but I cannot find how to create an instrument in an existing score.

In earlier versions, I picked Create then Instrument in the toppling menu of MAC OS.

How do I now get to the add instrument panel?


It would be better to ask on the forums, but the answer is that it has been moved to the Edit menu (same for all operating systems). See Changes in MuseScore 2.0. Also, you can still use the shortcut "i".

Good job but in this new version i can't seem to find one of my favorite pieces ;( it's called (for the flute) with ().

MuseScore 1.3 is very outdated, the current version is 2.0.3.
Also not sure what this got to with finding a certain score?

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