Create beautiful sheet music for free using MuseScore, the free and open source notation program!
MuseScore runs on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, and is available in over 40 different languages. Whether you are an experienced user of other notation programs like Finale or Sibelius, or a newcomer to the world of music notation programs, MuseScore has the tools you need to make your music look as good as it sounds. Check out the following links to take the tour and see what MuseScore can do for you!
- Create sheet music with WYSIWYG editor
- Listen to your score with computer playback
- Share & print your score
- Work the way you like
- Get help
Here's a quick overview of the features of MuseScore:
- Unlimited score length
- Unlimited number of staves per system
- Up to four independent voices per staff
- Score creation wizard and templates
- Automatic part extraction and transposition
- Repeats, including segnos, codas, and measure repeats
- Dynamics, articulations, and other expression markings, with playback support for most
- Custom text markings
- Chord symbols
- Jazz notation, including lead sheets, slash notation and a “handwritten” font for text
- Swing and shuffle playback
- Mixer for instrument levels and effects
- Percussion notation
- Early music notation
- Cross-staff beaming
- Import of graphics
- Custom key signatures
- Additive time signatures
- User-defined score styles
Most elements in MuseScore are laid out automatically but can also be positioned manually. The capabilities of MuseScore can be extended via plugins, and the growing repository on musescore.org contains many plugins submitted by users.
MuseScore includes a set of sounds that reproduce common instruments (as defined by General MIDI) without taking up a lot of disk space or memory, but you can also substitute any SoundFont you prefer for a wider variety of sounds or for more realism.
MuseScore can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files, and it can also import from Capella and several other programs. MuseScore can export to PDF, PNG, and other graphic formats, to WAV and other audio formats, or to LilyPond for an alternative layout and print option.
MuseScore also runs as a portable application. It can be stored on a removable storage device such as a CD, USB thumb drive, or flash card, so that it can be run on any compatible computer system, without the need to install it.
MuseScore can upload scores directly to the score sharing site musescore.com. Program support is provided on musescore.org.
There is also a MuseScore Player for iOS and Android devices available.