My journey with MuseScore! Part 4: When it started to be limiting

Posted 7 years ago

So, I realized that it had been quite a while since I wrote part 3. It was simply a variety of reasons why there was a gap. If you didn't read part 3 or the other parts, I encourage you to read them.

I also came to realize that this is my first blog post of the summer. I'm glad it's the summer time. For a while, I sort of had flashbacks of school, I had the mentality I had a difficult assignment due and all that for a while. Luckily, it vanished after about 2 weeks.

Anyway, back to my blog about MuseScore.

For a while, I found MuseScore rather addictive. I don't know if I already posted this, but I started with 2.0.1 when I was a sophomore in high school. However, there came a time when I desired to do rather big things with it, and I was told, "That's rather too advanced from what MuseScore is capable of right now". They told me a rather hard method to get done what I needed to get done.
Well, what I needed to get done was have a piece of music where I had two, time signatures. Basically, 3/4 and 6/8 next to each other on the staff. What that meant was since 3/4 was the first listed, every odd number measures would be in 3/4 and since 6/8 was the second listed, then every even numbered measure would be in 6/8. What they told me to do was that list the 6/8 as a text and then move it around where it was aligned with the time signature, and then alter the measure properties of every even numbered measure to be 6/8. In my case, that takes too long and it is rather annoying to do.

In the end, I abandoned that idea. I then drafted many ideas that could fit into MuseScore as it updated.

I came then to realize that Composing, Arranging, or making sheet music in general was like a plant. You water it, feed it, and it grows. The same with composing, etc., you train, you "fuel" it and then it grows. With a plant, if it's put in a pot, it would eventually outgrow it (if it's that type of plant). Eventually, my skills got a little bit too big for MuseScore 2.0.1. Then, 2.0.2 came out and my skills were given more room to grow. Same when 2.0.3 came out. Now, with the recent beta textings of 3.0.0, I see that my skills will have waaay more room to grow!

What I like about MuseScore right now is that it sort of "grows" with your sheet music making skills.

That's all for now, be on the look out for Part 5!