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Author Topic: MuseScore - music notation and composition tool (freeware)  (Read 1084 times)

IainB

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MuseScore - music notation and composition tool (freeware)
« on: January 07, 2012, 06:24:49 PM »
I have been looking for a decent music notation and composition tool to try out for a while.
I may have just found it.

Reading this link at The Windows Club: Download MuseScore for Windows – A Freeware to Notate and Compose Music
- took me to this link: http://musescore.org/
- and then this link to music-related software training: http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/

The music notation and composition tool is MuseScore:
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From:http://musescore.org/

MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius and Finale.
You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.

Some highlights:
    WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet"
    Unlimited number of staves
    Up to four voices per staff
    Easy and fast note entry with your keyboard, mouse, or MIDI keyboard
    Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
    Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
    Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
    Translated in 43 languages
    GNU GPL licensed

Might be of interest to DCF members.

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Re: MuseScore - music notation and composition tool (freeware)
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 09:57:45 PM »
Let me know how you make out if you try it?  :)

I loaded a version of it previously. And while it did work, it had problems with edits after the fact. And a few times it got very confused and wouldn't allow me to fix problem notation. It just got so annoying that I ended up uninstalling it. Hopefully this version has corrected most of that.

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Re: MuseScore - music notation and composition tool (freeware)
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 11:42:08 PM »
@40hz: Thanks for mentioning your experience.
Roger wilco.