Google Summer of Code 2013 wrap up

This past week marked the end of Google Summer of Code 2013. Google announced over a thousand successful projects. It was the first year that MuseScore was selected and it turned out to be successful.Read more

Midi import improvement

New log in procedure on

Almost three years ago, I shared my thoughts with you on The State of MuseScore. With that post lasconic, werner and myself introduced the creation of, a sister website to While was meant to facilitate collaboration between MuseScore users and developers, served the purpose to easily share your sheet music on the web.Read more

MuseScore survey 2013 results

Last month we conducted the first MuseScore community survey. We received 722 complete submissions which are much more than expected. So thanks to those who participated! If you didn’t have a chance to add your voice, no worries, we plan to run more surveys in the future to follow up on how MuseScore is doing. That being said, what did we learn?Read more

Survey and Newsletter

MuseScore SurveyWe are conducting a survey to learn more about how you use MuseScore. It takes 5 min to complete:

If you have some time left, here is the very first MuseScore newsletter: In case you like to receive the next newsletters, sign up here.Read more

Google Summer of Code 2013

The 2013 edition of Google Summer of Code has been announced. It's a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects, and getting paid for it. Read all about it on the GSoC website.

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Anyone using MuseScore for Education?

Hello everyone,
My name's Mark Johnson and I work for OSS Watch, an open source advisory service for UK education based at the University of Oxford.

We're currently compiling a list of Open Source Options for Education - open source options for educational establishments where proprietary software might otherwise be considered.

MuseScore is on our list, but as part of the list we'd like to include examples of real-world usage where possible.Read more

TABs keyboard note entry: ready for testing

...well, almost!

First of all, a nightly version 74b4a45 (2012-09-01) or later is required. Currently, such a nightly is only available for Mac but it should be available for Linux soon and for Windows as soon as Win nightlies will be resumed. A self-compiled version from Github can also be used, of course!

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Introducing the new QML based plugin framework

Before explaining the new plugin framework, let's define what problems we faced with the plugin subsystem in MuseScore 1.2.

One problem is the binding to the qt library. The code to enable this is very huge and consists of > 1100 files with > 297000 lines of code. This is not maintainable for the MuseScore team. It seems that qt does not maintain this anymore and it will not be available for the next major Qt version.

Another problem is that the MuseScore class hierarchy cannot be exposed easily to the current JavaScript engine. Every MuseScore class must be wrapped by a special proxy class. This also is a big maintenance issue and makes it difficult and expensive to make more elements of MuseScore available for scripting.Read more

OpenGoldberg score release date: May 28th

Good news! We've set the release date of the digital OpenGoldberg score on May 28th. For those who are not familiar with the OpenGoldberg project, you can learn all about it at This project has been a great way for us to push the development of MuseScore.

On the one side there was the making of the Goldberg Variations score for which Werner used the development snapshot of the upcoming MuseScore 2.0. Since typesetting this score was very challenging, Werner improved MuseScore on various aspects. Read more

What Do *You* Use MuseScore For?

With 3,000,000 people having downloaded MuseScore, I imagine there must be quite a few of us doing interesting things with it. From newcomers to music software writing their first compositions, to hobbyists looking for a better, easier, and/or cheaper way to notate their music, to professional musicians, educators, and composers creating works for performance and even publication - I expect MuseScore is being used for all these things and more.

So how about it? Let's hear your stories!

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