I have been using Musescore since Musescore 0.9.4

• May 6, 2024 - 20:54

Hello, Some of you may have noticed that I deleted my comments in my last topic post about Audacity and AI. I deleted my comments because I could see that many people were not reacting very well to my comments, I am not always the best communicator but I try. If I could have I would have simply deleted the entire topic. I started that topic because of my concern about AI and because I was upset that I had been suspended and silenced from the Audacity forum, and because I do not even know how long I the suspension will last, or whether I will ever be allowed back on the Audacity forum. Anyway this is the Musescore forum so I will not bother you about the Audacity forum anymore.

I have been a Musescore user since version 0.9.4 and I like Musescore 4.2.1 but I am also glad that the development of Musescore 3 has been continued in the Musescore Evolution 3.7 fork by some users.


I only started sometime during version 2. Not sure just when this was: 8 or 10 years ago? I upgraded to 3, then to 4. Although I skipped 4.0 and only upgraded to 4.1 two or three months before 4.2 came out. So, summer 2022? 2021? I don't remember for sure.

A general word of advice that works well for me. If I'm angry (about anything!!!), I never go online until I'm over the mad ... which, luckily for me, doesn't take long :-) If I get angry--or even just mildly upset--I will stop whatever online communication I'm doing and put it off until I get over it. And, whether I'm mad or not, I always stop before I post anything and try to look at it through someone else's eyes. I don't always get it right, but I try.

In reply to by yonah_ag

Yes I remember being so excited when Musescore 0.9.4 came out, this was the first version that was available for Windows however 0.9.4 was an unstable version, the fist stable version was 0.9.5, before 0.9.4 Musescore 0.9.3 was available only for Linux. Musescore used to be part of the Muse Daw for Linux, later someone decided to separate it from the Muse Daw and develop it separately. Before Musescore there were few free open source music notation softwares and Lilypond and its gui frontend called Frescobaldi were one option, however Lilypond and Frescobaldi are a lot more complex to use. My problem doing any music typsetting is my attention span, Music notation can be very tedious. I have some sheet music and I always thought I would like to typeset some but I just never get to it, I have tried at times but I never finish a song, I cannot play piano or any musical instrument, so my motivation to typeset a song from sheet music is so that I can hear the song. There is just something different about listening to a typset song verses an audio recording. And now with Musescore 4 you can add all kinds of audio effects and use software synth plugins as well. I just noticed that Musescore 4.3.0 was released.

In reply to by dmusicman

later someone decided to separate it from the Muse Daw and develop it separately That was Werner Schweer (the guy at the left in the above picture). Nicolas Fremont (lasconic, the guy in the middle) then ported it to Windows and Mac, Thomas Bonte (the guy to the right) was basically running the websites.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Yes I don't know why but I could not remember their names, I remembered Werner as a developer I think but not his last name and not the other two people, and I wasn't sure who took Musescore from the Muse Daw, that is why I didn't mention names. Incidentally the Muse Daw is still under development, I have it installed in my installation of Ubuntu Studio, I have not played with it though. I dual boot Windows 11 and Ubuntu Studio.


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