Announcing "Mastering MuseScore," the definitive guide to MuseScore 2
Back in February, Thomas announced a plan for documentation for MuseScore 2 that included a new book I was writing. As you may have seen if you subscribe to the MuseScore newsletter , this book, entitled Mastering MuseScore , is now available for sale !
Please excuse the commercial annnouncement, but I hope you will be as excited about this as I am.
As most of you know, the online Handbook that has provided the core of the documentation for MuseScore is community-sourced, which is a great thing in many ways. However, a number of people have expressed a desired for more comprehensive documentation. Over the past two years, at the urging of Thomas, Nicolas, and Werner (the core MuseScore team), I have been working hard on this project. Now, 400+ pages later, "Mastering MuseScore" is completed, and I couldn't be more proud of it.
This book provides an in-depth discussion of virtually every aspect of MuseScore 2 - every type of score element, every setting in every dialog box, the user interface itself, and a wealth of useful but non-obvious tips for improving your workflow. I start with the very basics, walking you step-by-step through entering the music and lyrics for "Mary Had A Little Lamb." I then gradually move on to features like tuplets, repeats, copy/paste and the new Selection Filter, text formatting, linked parts, tablature, percussion notation, early music notation, page layout, playback, customizing your palettes, and much more. Again, virtually every feature of MuseScore 2 is covered, with clear explanations and plenty of examples.
I think it is safe to say that if there is any aspect of MuseScore you are wondering about, "Mastering MuseScore" will answer your questions. And even if you know the program pretty well, chances are there are a few surprises to be found. I know I learned more than a thing or two in the process of writing this book!
Best of all, by purchasing "Mastering MuseScore," you are supporting the further development of MuseScore itself. While I am the author, the book is published by MuseScore BVBA, the company comprising Thomas, Nicolas, and Werner. Proceeds from sales benefit each of us directly, and of course, that means it benefits all of you indirectly as we can improve our focus on adding features, fixing bugs, and making MuseScore even easier to use.
Need more convincing? Here are some a couple of reviews from professionals in the field:
Mastering MuseScore, the user-friendly guide to MuseScore - by noted notation software expert Philip Rothman for the independent Sibelius blog
Check out the reviews on Amazon as they become available, too! The first is by our own Steven Otto, who along with David Bolton, Tony Mountifield, Joachim Schmitz, Mark Stanton, and Isaac Weiss, helped proofread the book and make sure it is as clear, accurate, and thorough as it should be.
You can order "Mastering MuseScore" for yourself on Amazon
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