Handbook for MuseScore 4

About the Handbook

This handbook is valid for MuseScore version 4.0 and above. If you are using a different version of the program, please consult the appropriate handbook for your version:

This handbook is maintained and translated by the MuseScore community. Contributions and Help with translations are welcome! In case of doubt, please consult the English version of this handbook, or ask for help in the Support Forum.

If you are upgrading from MuseScore 3, you may find the following pages useful:

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