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New feature to test: MIDI out

• 10 months ago

MuseScore 2.1 and previous versions can send MIDI messages to external devices or synthesizers using JACK. Jack offers many great professional features, but unfortunately it’s hard to install on Windows and macOS, as it’s primarily a Linux software.

For many years, we didn’t want MuseScore to have an easier way to send MIDI events to the outside world, for two main reasons.

  1. MuseScore is first and foremost a music notation software. Its purpose is to easily create beautiful sheet
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OpenScore: Happy Birthday Gabriel Fauré!

11 months ago • 14 comments

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Gabriel Fauré (12 May 1845 – 4 November 1924)

We went public with OpenScore back in February at FOSDEM 2017, when we told the world about our plan to liberate public domain sheet music. Since then, we’ve been really busy spreading the word, meeting up with partners and other interested parties, creating demos and showcase projects, and generally getting everything ready for the upcoming launch of the Kickstarter campaign (not long to wait now!).

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MuseScore 2.1 is released

11 months ago

While the development of MuseScore 3 is ongoing and we are rebuilding a lot of features from the ground up, we wanted to bring you some of that work sooner—so here comes MuseScore 2.1! Built on top of the 2.0 series, with cherry-picked developments from the in-progress MuseScore 3, MuseScore...

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Join MuseScore for Google Summer of Code 2017

• 1 year ago

MuseScore is part of Google Summer of Code 2017 (GSoC)! If you are a student and you have aspirations to help improve the open source MuseScore notation software during the summertime, this is a unique opportunity to work together with the MuseScore developers and get paid for it. Learn how GSoC works and read through the student manual.

If you are considering applying, we have a list of ideas you can choose from. We'd love if you apply

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OpenScore: Join the transcription effort!

1 year ago • 62 comments

Exactly one month ago we introduced OpenScore to the MuseScore community, and one week ago we announced it to the world at FOSDEM, Europe’s largest open source software conference. OpenScore is a new initiative to digitise public domain music, including the works of the great classical composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Bach.

Introducing OpenScore at FOSDEM 2017

YouTube video: OpenScore - Join the transcription effort

Getting involved

OpenScore is only possible with your help. We would be extremely grateful if as many people as possible could

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Introducing OpenScore

1 year ago • 86 comments

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It’s an exciting time for MuseScore at the moment, with massive changes underway both in the code and on the website, helping to ensure that musicians have the tools they need to create and share amazing content! However, there is one more thing that every budding composer needs: inspiration!

It is my great privilege to announce OpenScore, the successor project to Open Goldberg and Open Well Tempered Clavier. The goal with those projects was to liberate specific

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Join us at FOSDEM 2017

• 1 year ago

In 2010, Nicolas, Werner and I met each other for the very first time in Brussels. We had already worked together for a couple of years online, and while I individually met Nicolas and Werner before, it was our first real life encounter in the same place. That place was FOSDEM, the largest open source conference in Europe.

MuseScore user & developer meetup at FOSDEM 2010

For the upcoming edition of FOSDEM 2017, taking place during the first weekend of Feb (4-5), we are coming together

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MuseScore in 2016: The year in review

1 year ago • 4 comments

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2016 was a wonderfully busy year for MuseScore. As we head into 2017 looking forward to new accomplishments and milestones, let’s take a moment to look back over the year gone by.

2.0.3 update

We spent the first part of the year preparing MuseScore version 2.0.3, the last update to MuseScore 2.0, which we released at the beginning of April 2016 with more than 200 changes. Read all about it at MuseScore 2.0.3 is released!

(There was

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User feedback: How do you work with MuseScore?

• 1 year ago

As part of the UX design efforts , I'd like to learn about the ways you work with MuseScore, no matter whether you're a newbie who has no prior experience writing scores and is just trying it out or a seasoned professional.

Would any of you be up for a 30 minute video chat, where we would discuss the situations in which you transcribe music?

MuseScore Survey

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MuseScore 2.0.3.1 update available for MacOS

• 1 year ago

MuseScore 2.0.3.1 update is now available for download and fixes one bug for MacOS Sierra.

This "emergency" release was triggered by an issue reported by several users about a "black screen" or "black page" on Mac OS 10.12 Sierra. You can see the whole discussion and process to fix this bug in the issue tracker.

The 2.0.3.1 release for MacOS is exactly like MuseScore 2.0.3 but it contains 2 fixes:

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