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Improving the experience of Guitarists in MuseScore

• 3 days ago

Hi everyone,

This announcement is to make you aware of a new initiative we're planning that will aim to improve the experience of guitarists in MuseScore (see the GitHub project here). As a guitarist myself, I suspect that we can attract a far greater number of amateur and professional guitarists by focusing on some straight-forward improvements.


To name a few:

  1. Engraving improvements to match best practice in guitar notation and tablature

  2. Improvements to features that allow guitarists to specify

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Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - Update 3

• 1 month ago

Hello everyone,

In this short post, I will outline our revised timeline for the release of MuseScore 4.

New Timeline

For anyone who has tried our nightly builds of MuseScore 4, it will be obvious that the playback sounds pretty strange (including a fun issue where VST plugins sound a half-step up from the default!). This is due to a large piece of unfinished work concerning the handling of playback data (dynamics, pitch, articulations, etc.). We had initially intended to

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Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - Update 2

• 2 months ago

Hey everyone,

I wanted to give a quick update about our progress with MuseScore 4, which we had hoped would be ready for an initial alpha release by today. Although the app is clearly coming together nicely (as can be seen from checking the nightly builds), we feel we are a few weeks away from our first alpha. I will be posting a revised release timeline shortly.

Apart from that, here is an update on our progress:

General

Despite

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GSoC 2021 Success!

• 2 months ago

This week marked the end of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program for 2021, which saw over 1200 students work on over 200 open source projects. This year, 3 students joined us at MuseScore, and we are happy to report that all three completed their projects successfully! The projects were as follows:

Chord Symbol Style Editor

MysticSlice, mentored by Marc Sabatella with design support from bradleykunda on the internal team, implemented a way to customise the appearance of

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Moving to GPL version 3

• 7 months ago

Hi everyone! Just a quick note before main article. As many of you know, I've been a regular contributor to MuseScore for a long time now, and back in February of this year I was invited to join the internal team in the brand new role of Community Ambassador! It's my job to represent MuseScore to the open source community, and the community (that's you guys!) to MuseScore. (See Meet the MuseScore Contributors for more details about what I do

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Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - Update 1

• 7 months ago

[Edited for clarity: 14, June, 2021]

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give a general update about the remaining work left on MuseScore 4. We've recreated most of the new interface and functionality now and have ported over most of the MuseScore 3 functionality too. Now we feel it is possible to begin mapping out a draft release schedule, although there are still some large chunks of work that are hard to estimate so this timeline may change (hopefully by getting

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MuseScore 3.6.2 Release

• 9 months ago

MuseScore 3.6.2 Stable is Out!

Today we are pleased to announce a patch update, MuseScore 3.6.2. It addresses a few major regressions introduced in MuseScore 3.6.1.

A few major fixes

  • Fixed an accessibility issue with the score migration dialog
  • Fixed a crash related to QtWebEngineProcess after update
  • Fixed an issue with focus of dockable windows when visibility is toggled
  • Fixed a crash during the opening of a score with a missing section break
  • Fixed an issue when parts inherit non-default style from score
  • Fixed
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MuseScore 3.6.1 Release

• 10 months ago

MuseScore 3.6 Stable is Out!

Today we are pleased to announce a patch update, MuseScore 3.6.1. It addresses a few major regressions introduced in MuseScore 3.6.

A few major fixes

  • Fixed a crash on open of a file with start repeat in continuous view
  • Fixed an issue when switching tabs when opening a score while "Score migration dialog" is open
  • Fixed crashes when rearranging instrument positions and changing Ordering
  • Fixed a crash when opening scores with large orchestration created in older versions of MuseScore
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MuseScore 3.6 is Out!

• 10 months ago

MuseScore 3.6 Stable is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release of MuseScore 3.6. This is our 'engraving release', which addresses many of the biggest issues affecting the layout and appearance of your sheet music and is the result of a massive collaboration between our community and internal team. It is the first big step towards the type of world-beating engraving capability that we aim to achieve in the future.

Two of the most notable additions in this release are Leland, our new

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MuseScore 3.6 Release Candidate Is Out!

• 11 months ago

MuseScore 3.6 Release Candidate is Out!

We are pleased to announce the release candidate of MuseScore 3.6, the largest (and last) of our updates to version 3. This is our 'engraving release', which addresses many of the biggest issues affecting the layout and appearance of your sheet music and is the result of a massive collaboration between our community and internal team. It is the first big step towards the type of world-beating engraving capability that we aim to achieve in the future.

Two of the

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