mscz file saved in concert pitch is treated as normal pitch if opened on a different computer.

• Nov 28, 2009 - 18:07
S5 - Suggestion

1 Create a score with transposing instruments (Bb tpt, Bb clar, Eb alto sax).
2 Switch to Concert Pitch (convenient to work with). Enter notes.
3 Save (still in Concert Pitch). Email the .mscz file (as an attachment) to a friend.
4 Friend opens the file. MuseScore treats it as if it were in normal pitch - keys now wrong.

If saved in normal pitch and sent, works as expected. Suggest the .mscz file should contain a flag for normal/Concert pitch mode (rather than presumably another, status-tracking, file?) which MuseScore always checks when opening.


Not able to reproduce. Concert pitch information is contained in the .mscz file as expected.

What version of MuseScore are you using? What version of MuseScore is your friend using? What operating systems?

Sender's MuseScore is version 0.9.4 and the OS is Kubuntu 9.10 AMD 64 bits.
Receiver's MuseScore version 0.9.5 Revision 2012. Win XP Pro v5.1.2600 SP3 Build 2600.
We have repeated the experiment, with the same results.
Great program by the way! Thank you all.

Status (old) active closed

Looks like a compatibility problem between 0.9.4 and later versions. I opened a new bug report:

I recommend using the latest version of MuseScore particularly on Ubuntu. Otherwise you'll have trouble with File > Save As, plus there is some pretty prominent crashes that are fixed in 0.9.5. Instructions for obtaining the latest version are on the download page of this website.

Edit: I forgot that the "save as" issue (mentioned above) doesn't apply to Kubuntu, only the GNOME-based Ubuntu.