Presenting the new MuseScore wordmark

A question often asked is when MuseScore will be ready for a 1.0 release. While it's hard if not impossible for a young open source project such as MuseScore to set deadlines, the answer so far was that MuseScore needs to complete a couple of things first. One of these things was the ability to run MuseScore on Mac which became possible this past summer, another one was to create a house style and artwork for MuseScore. Today, the very first step of the MuseScore redesign will be presented: the new MuseScore wordmark.Read more

Announcing ABC import plugin for MuseScore 0.9.5

A plugin to import ABC (v1.6) into MuseScore 0.9.5 is now available in the source code repository.Read more

Installation instruction

  • Download the plugin by right clicking this link and save target as.
  • Save the file in the plugins directory of MuseScore. On Windows it's c:\Program Files\MuseScore\plugins
  • if you don't run Windows or if you didn't install MuseScore in the default location, edit the plugin file and change the "program" variable to the path to MuseScore executable.
  • Restart or start MuseScore

MuseScore for Mac is out of beta

MuseScore for Mac OS X is out of beta since the release of MuseScore 0.9.5 on the August 15th 2009. The feature list for Mac OS X is the exactly same as for Windows and includes Midi input, output to wav, flac, ogg and more. Download link:

MuseScore is available for PPC & Intel as an Universal Binaries package. It has been tested successfully on MacOSX 10.4 and 10.5. In case you successfully tested MuseScore on Snow Leopard, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

For developers, instructions for building MuseScore on Mac are available.Read more

New features in MuseScore 0.9.5

  • With the release of MuseScore 0.9.5 comes the first stable release for Mac OS X 10.4 and above
  • Create sound files of your scores via FileSave As... (WAV, OGG, and FLAC)
  • Use and create plugins
  • Know the pitch range of instruments (MuseScore marks out-of-range notes for amateurs in yellow and professionals in red)
    Pitch range of piccolo
  • Double-click to open a MuseScore file
    Open file via Windows Explorer
  • Over 30 crashes fixed
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MuseScore 0.9.5 available for download

MuseScore 0.9.5 has been released and is available for download at

The most important news is that MuseScore is now available for Mac OS X. This makes MuseScore the ideal music notation software for music schools since it's available for all major platforms and translated in 19 languages with Arabic as the most recent contribution.

But let's not forget that MuseScore 0.9.5 is packed with many new features and improvements, added over the past 7 months by the growing MuseScore user and developer community. During that time MuseScore 0.9.4 has been downloaded over 60.000 times which is around 9000 downloads per month.

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MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidate 2 available

Release candidate 2 for MuseScore 0.9.5 has been released. Besides several bug fixes, you may expect several updated translations:

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MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidate available

The MuseScore 0.9.5 release candidates are available for download. Read the release notes to find out what is new in this release!Read more

MuseScore Beta released for Mac OS X

The MuseScore project has made yet another step forward with the release of a beta version for Mac OS X. It's available for download and has been successfully tested by several users on Mac Intel 10.4 & 10.5 as well as G4 10.4. More feedback for other platforms is very welcome as a comment on this post.

Nicolas Froment, aka Lasconic, has created this beta release, 3 months after Joachim Ganseman delivered the first alpha release. Since that time, numerous outstanding issues and bugs have been fixed which are stated in detail in a post on the developer mailing list. Lasconic also made the instructions available how to build MuseScore on Mac.Read more

Building MuseScore on Windows

If you are a Windows user and want to help with code development you can now build MuseScore on Windows. This makes development more convenient for the many people that use Windows on a daily basis. In the past you had to use Linux to create Windows builds of MuseScore. Lasconic wrote instructions in early April and others have managed to build on Windows since then.Read more

Test the first alpha MuseScore version for Mac

MuseScore 0.9.4 running on MacJoachim Ganseman released the first MuseScore alpha for Mac. Quote from Joachims post on the developers mailing list:Read more

I've compiled a first MuseScore for Mac version and put it available for download. A few very important notes however:

  • Requirements are Mac OSX 10.4 or higher, and a G4 processor or higher or an Intel processor. It is compiled as universal binary (32-bit) and tested to run on a G4 10.4 system and an Intel 10.5
  • It is based on revision 1685 of the trunk.
  • this is an alpha version and is NOT suitable for production environments AT ALL. Really. It contains loads of issues and bugs which I know of but for which I need way more time to solve them. Only reason that I make this available already is the MusikMesse, people over there might be interested to know that a Mac version is really on
    it's way.
  • executable size is about 80 MB
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