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MuseScore is getting a new name!
• 1 month ago

Hi everyone,

Today we're sharing an important update to the name of the MuseScore desktop notation app. Starting in 2024, it will be called MuseScore Studio.

We’re aware that any product rebrand — even a relatively subtle one like this — rarely receives unanimous approval, especially when an app has such a long history and dedicated community. But rest assured, we’re making this change for very necessary reasons.

Why does the name need to change?

Muse Group currently supports

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bradleykunda MuseScore 4.2.1 is now available
• 1 month ago

Hi everyone,

We're pleased to announce that MuseScore 4.2.1 is now available.

Release builds can be found in Muse Hub or at https://musescore.org/en/download.

This release includes all the new features added in MuseScore 4.2, as well as fixes a number of crashes and improvements to the stability of the app.

For further details, please see the 4.2.1 project on our GitHub repository.

Best wishes,

The MuseScore Team.

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Release of MuseScore 4.2 and new guitar sounds!

• 2 months ago

We are delighted to announce the release of MuseScore 4.2, a milestone update for guitarists that includes an extensive new system for guitar bends, with beautiful engraving and highly realistic playback. 4.2 also brings other significant features for everyone, including valuable improvements for scores with multiple parts, and much more.

This update is accompanied by the release of another free instrument pack in the Muse Sounds collection: Muse Guitars, Vol. 1. This pack contains steel and nylon six-string

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MuseScore 4.2 Beta now available

• 3 months ago

Hi everyone,

As promised, we have a beta build ready for MuseScore 4.2, which you can download from our release page over on GitHub: https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/releases/tag/v4.2.0-beta

Once the beta is installed, it will show up on your machine as “MuseScore 4 Testing”. You can install it alongside your current version of MuseScore 4, but please be aware that the two versions will share preferences and workspaces. Also, if you save any score files with 4.2 then you will not be able

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Entering feature-freeze for MuseScore 4.2

• 3 months ago

Hi everyone,

We’re about a month away from the release of MuseScore 4.2, which means that now is a great time to help test all the fantastic new features that will be included in this release:

Guitar

Parts

  • Better synchronisation between the score and the parts
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Community development update

• 5 months ago

Hi everyone!

Let’s check out some of the fantastic contributions we’ve had from the community, and see what tasks are available on the community project's board.

Recent contributions

We have been incredibly fortunate to receive pull requests for MEI and Jianpu, two features that have been discussed for many years but never actually implemented until now, as well as the welcome return of JACK audio support on Linux.

MEI import and export

Like MusicXML, Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is

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UX Design Awards 2023: MuseScore 4 wins Public Choice Award!

• 5 months ago

We’re delighted to announce that MuseScore 4 has won the Public Choice Award, an outstanding accolade in the UX Design Awards 2023.

The UX Design Awards were established by the IDZ (International Design Centre) Berlin, to celebrate global product design and innovation. In order to be nominated for this year’s award, MuseScore 4 had to undergo a rigorous selection process by an expert jury. This was followed by a public ballot in which over 24,000 votes were cast

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Look-ahead to MuseScore 4.2
• 6 months ago

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick update about some of the things we are working on as we prepare for the release of MuseScore 4.2 later this year

Alternate string tunings for guitar

We’re working on a new ‘string tuning’ element, which will be accessible via the Guitar palette. This will provide an easy way to specify new tunings for multiple strings and (optionally) have those tunings displayed in the score. You’ll be able to choose from a list of preset

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Translations: a call to action!

• 6 months ago

Hi everyone,

Now that the dust has settled after the 4.1 release, we look forward to sharing our plans for 4.2 and beyond. But first, we thought we'd give a quick reminder about the ways you can get involved. In particular, translations.

Translations

We’d really love to get MuseScore’s UI translated into as many languages as possible. If your first language is not English, please consider helping translate MuseScore into your native tongue.

Our Transifex dashboard currently shows 16 languages

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Vote for MuseScore 4 in the UX Design Awards!

• 6 months ago

UPDATE - September 6, 2023: MuseScore won! Thank you to the community and everyone who voted for your continued support.


MuseScore 4 has been nominated for a prize in the UX Design Awards!

This award is a worthy recognition of the MuseScore team and community’s dedication to making notation software easier-to-use and more accessible than ever before.

If you love MuseScore 4, please vote for us to win the People’s Choice Award. All you need to do is

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