MuseScore 0.9.6 beta 1 released

The first 0.9.6 beta release is available for download: Windows | Mac OS X.Read more

MuseScore tutorial videos

Just thought I'd let you know that I've created a couple of brief tutorial videos for MuseScore. They are part of a series titled Musescore in 10 easy steps and they'll cover the basics of score setup, the MuseScore screen, note entry etc. I'll be creating the remaining videos in the series in the near future as soon as I find the time! Subscribe on my blog, YouTube or Vimeo to get informed. Read more

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Configure MuseScore and Jack for playback to a MIDI keyboard

Ever wondered how to playback your MuseScore score on your keyboard? Now you can with Jack and MuseScore 0.9.6 for Windows. In this post, you will find the instructions how to configure Jack and MuseScore. I believe MuseScore is one of the first applications to support Jack on Windows so be aware this is still experimental.Read more

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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