MuseScore 2.0.2 is released

Continuing our commitment to keep improving MuseScore and to provide timely updates, today we announce the availability of MuseScore 2.0.2, our best and most stable release to date!

This release, like 2.0.1 before it, focuses primarily on stability, with over 100 more bugs fixed. But we couldn't resist making a few additional enhancements!

New Features

  • Playback of trills and other ornaments as well as glissandi and bends, with controls to customize or disable the effect
  • New templates: various classical chamber groups, vocal ensembles, orchestras, and concert band
  • Palette improvements: clefs, key signatures, time signatures, lines, and other palette elements that formerly required drag and drop can be added to a selected range via double click
  • Search box in Symbols palette
  • Zoom to 100% shortcut (Ctrl+0)
  • Tremolo rendering improvements
  • New symbols: treble clef with parenthesized octave indicator, pedal line with release symbol
  • Improvements to Bravura and other music fonts
  • Improvements to the default FluidR3 soundfont

Documentation

The documentation for MuseScore continues to improve, and because most of the documentation is provided online, you don't have to wait for a new version of MuseScore to be released in order to take advantage of this. The Handbook is constantly being updated, with new sections added, existing sections expanded, explanations made more clear, etc. Also, since the original release of MuseScore 2.0, a series of MuseScore in Minutes videos have been produced, with eleven lessons available as of the release of MuseScore 2.0.2.

In addition to this free documentation, the book Mastering MuseScore was published shortly after the release of 2.0.1. In conjunction with the 2.0.2 release, we are also publishing electronic versions of this comprehensive manual for Kindle and iBooks that will be available very shortly. Purchase of any of these versions of Mastering MuseScore is a fantastic way to learn more about using MuseScore while also supporting its development.

Translation

As of 2.0.2, MuseScore has been fully translated into 22 different languages, in addition to the default of US English. This is over twice as many as either of the two major commercial packages support. In addition, MuseScore provides partial translations for many other languages, and these are constantly being updated. The documentation is also translated on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to help out with these efforts, please see the translation instructions.

Score Sharing and Mobile Apps

The musescore.com site for score sharing continues to evolve, and a Pro account now supports the ability to download a PDF of the score and all parts. The apps for Android and iOS are improving steadily as well, with several new features added to the apps since the release of MuseScore 2.0. The original formatting of your scores is now preserved, and changes to display or playback settings are saved automatically for each score. In addition, you can specify a count-in for the playback.