MuseScore

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MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

It allows for fast and easy note entry on a virtual note sheet. It has an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback of the score. MuseScore can import and export MusicXML and standard Midi files. It can also import several formats such as Guitar Pro files.

MuseScore is available in more than 50 languages and is the leading free music notation software. It's often praised as a cost effective alternative for Sibelius and Finale.

MuseScore also features a direct connection with the sheet music sharing site MuseScore.com via the MuseScore Connect panel. This gives users direct access to thousands pieces of sheet music shared by the community.
Last changelog:

MuseScore 2.3.1 1 month ago

See https://musescore.org/en/2.3.1

blackout

9 years ago

I'm a percussionist wanting to write some stuff with a snare drum, marimba, vibes, etc., but these things aren't anywhere to be found. Are there more percussion instruments somewhere that I haven't looked?

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protoman

9 years ago

I've noticed after importing a MIDI and changing parts order, that only the first part/instrument is played.
Is this expected or a problem in the program?

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wschweer

9 years ago

The build in sound font has only a small piano sample. Please install a decent sound font and tell mscore the path via the configure dialog.

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darkowl

10 years ago

Excellent program, Lots of features thankyou very much.

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trisz

10 years ago

My main problem concerning the different "score editors" (nted, noteedit, kguitar) is the file format incompatibility. If noteedit has an extra feature over another application, I cannot use it if it was not created with noteedit. All of the score editors are almost identical, but if any extra think appears in one of them, it cannot be used because of the missing export/import feature.

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wschweer

10 years ago

This is imho a principal problem. The fact is that all score editors _are_ different and therefore have a different file format. The MusicXML interchange format tries to solve this problem. But not all features are covered by MusicXML and not all MusicXML elements are supported by all programs (if at all). But hey, its open source! Thats your opportunity to implement all your favourite features in all score editors you care of!

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trisz

10 years ago

Your score editor really differs from the others. More advanced... I can use also my left hand playing piano. I need not bother with the midi server.
The only problem is changing the instrument. If I select another sf2 file (with several instruments inside), I can hear the same piano1. Can I use another instrument?

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wschweer

10 years ago

Edit->PartList starts the part editor were you can change the instrument for every part.

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epicurious

10 years ago

Well, I sorted the installation out - no one on here responded, but apparently I needed development libraries - not mentioned in the installation instructions...

But using the program, it's definitely not for me - which is unfortunate because it means I still haven't found a satisfactory notation program for Linux. I compose full-time, writing jazz and contemporary chamber music, and have been wanting to switch to a Linux desktop for work purposes - running on a stable, reliable system is very attractive!

But the software in the music field always lets it down, either in stability, user-intuitiveness or in flexibility. I suspect that most of the programs are written from a programmer's point of view rather than a musician's.

I'm not a programmer, but I'd love to help out in some way - I think that MuseScore is the first real attempt to redress the appalling balance in this area. How can I help?

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wschweer

10 years ago

sorry for this late response but i do not regularly poll this forum. Please write to the mscore mailing list or mail me.
I would help a lot if you could be more specific in about what you do not like about mscore or what your suggestions are to make it a better program.

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epicurious

10 years ago

This actually looks like a decent notation package for Linux... but I can't get it to compile. I get the following error:


-- Check for working CXX compiler: CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND
CMake Error: your CXX compiler: "CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" was not found. Please set CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER to a valid compiler path or name.
CMake Error: Internal CMake error, TryCompile configure of cmake failed
-- Check for working CXX compiler: CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND -- broken
CMake Error: The C++ compiler "CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" is not able to compile a simple test program.
It fails with the following output:

CMake will not be able to correctly generate this project.
CMake Error: your CXX compiler: "CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" was not found. Please set CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER to a valid compiler path or name.

I'm not sure what to do next. Can anyone help please?


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gassauer

11 years ago

Couldn't resolve property: 2
separate channel for 2 tracks
Aborted

Couldn't resolve property: 2
separate channel for 1 tracks
Aborted

any hint?

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wschweer

11 years ago

The midi import crash is fixed in the current subversion head branch.
Maybe i will make a bugfix release this
weekend.

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mrbit

11 years ago

make clean , make......ok
etc...
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf msbm10
! I can't find file `msbm10'.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: msbm10.log: Nessun file o directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10' failed to make msbm10.tfm.

return code : 256
run time : 16 seconds

total run time : 16 seconds
make[3]: *** [/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/mscore/doc/de/man-de.pdf] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make[2]: *** [doc/de/CMakeFiles/man-de.dir/all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make: *** [default] Error 2

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wschweer

11 years ago

you probably need to install the "tetex-extra" package

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mrbit

11 years ago

ok, now compile.
Thanks

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mrbit

11 years ago

make clean , make......ok
etc...
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.4)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf msbm10
! I can't find file `msbm10'.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10

Transcript written on mfput.log.
grep: msbm10.log: Nessun file o directory
mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input msbm10' failed to make msbm10.tfm.

return code : 256
run time : 16 seconds

total run time : 16 seconds
make[3]: *** [/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/mscore/doc/de/man-de.pdf] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make[2]: *** [doc/de/CMakeFiles/man-de.dir/all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make: *** [default] Error 2

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gecko

11 years ago

Do you know noteedit?
It seams that there is no more development, maybe you can use some code of there project, because it was very easy to use.
I need also a MusiXTex export function.

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wschweer

11 years ago

yes, i know noteedit a little bit but never used it. The main difference between noteedit and mscore is that noteedit relies on lilypond to render the score and mscore does all the rendering on its own. The code is very different and the noteedit code ist hard to understand and not too well structured. That may be the reason why the noteedit sequel Canorus also starts with a new code base.

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prokoudine

11 years ago

There actually is development. The project is now called Canorus: http://canorus.berlios.de/

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gecko

11 years ago

Thank you!

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dovidhalevi

10 years ago

Or ... nted

Main problem using musescore is that manual note entry crashes it. I can only export from noteedit and import to mscore.

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wschweer

10 years ago

should be work with current 0.7.0 version. Version 0.6.1 had this problem.

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mrbit

11 years ago

mrbit@kubuntu:~/mscore-0.6.0$ make
if test ! -d build; \
then \
echo "+creating build directory"; \
mkdir build; \
echo "+entering build directory"; \
cd build; \
echo "+calling cmake" ; \
cmake ../mscore; \
make; \
else \
cd build; make -f Makefile; \
fi;
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make[1]: Makefile: Nessun file o directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `Makefile'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mrbit/mscore-0.6.0/build'
make: *** [default] Error 2

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wschweer

11 years ago

try: "make clean" and then "make" again

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MuseScore 2.3.1 1 month ago

See https://musescore.org/en/2.3.1

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