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User feedback: How do you work with MuseScore?

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

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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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2016

On August 30, it was the end of Google Summer of Code 2016. Google announced over a thousand successful projects and for MuseScore’s third participation, we are extremely happy with the results. We had four students working on several exciting projects for three months. Read further to learn about the results of their summer coding.

Semi-realtime MIDI note entry

MuseScore 2 lets you enter music with the mouse, the computer keyboard or a MIDI piano keyboard. With all of

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Developing MuseScore 3.0: Making things easier

Part 3 of 3

MuseScore 3.0, currently under development, is on track to be smarter, faster, and easier than any MuseScore you’ve seen before.

We’ve previously discussed the first two of those areas of improvement for the next major version of the world’s most popular, powerful, and easy-to-use free and open-source scorewriter. This May, we started by introducing you to the ongoing Smart Layout project, working towards making MuseScore 3 smart enough to automatically offset overlapping elements and

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1 year ago • 109 comments

Developing MuseScore 3.0: MuseScore gets faster

Part 2 of 3

MuseScore 3.0 is currently under development, getting ready to be smarter, faster, and easier than any previous version of the world’s most popular, powerful, and easy-to-use free and open-source scorewriter.

In last month's blog post, we outlined our development goals regarding the first of those three main areas of improvement, which we’re calling Smart Layout. Now, here’s an update on one of the other two main points: how much faster the next

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1 year ago • 23 comments

MuseScore 3.0 under development: MuseScore gets smart

Part 1 of 3

For all that MuseScore 1 was a decent entry-level scorewriter, it wasn’t until 2.0 that MuseScore really started to compete with the biggest names in the industry—astounding coming from a free and open-source project that no one had ever heard of five years earlier. It took a few years longer than anticipated, but when MuseScore 2 arrived it was simply massive.

Since then, from March 2015’s release of MuseScore 2.0 through April 2016’s release of

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1 year ago • 163 comments

Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2016

The list of students selected for Google Summer of Code 2014 has been announced by Google. Among the 1206 students selected, 4 of them will be working on MuseScore this summer!

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Project: Improving default playback

Johannes Wegener (hpfmn) will improve the default playback of MuseScore by updating our SF2 synthesizer and improving our new SFZ synthesizer. He will be mentored by Werner Schweer (wschweer).

Project: Semi real time MIDI note entry

Peter Jonas (

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MuseScore 2.0.3 is released

Since the release of MuseScore 2.0.2 last July, MuseScore development has been continuous. New contributors alongside old friends have been fixing bugs and adding enhancements. We are therefore very pleased to release MuseScore 2.0.3, the stablest and most powerful MuseScore yet.

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New features

This release represents a patch update to the 2.0 series, with the most important changes being the fixes for the critical bugs that

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Join MuseScore for Google Summer of Code 2016

MuseScore is part of Google Summer of Code 2016 (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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