Download and Installation

Updated 1 month ago
This page shows old instructions for MuseScore 3.
For MuseScore 4 users, see Download and Installation.

    MuseScore Studio exists for various different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux distributions and BSD variants. "Musescore Studio" was previously named "MuseScore", see online announcement.

    MuseScore, MuseScore 3, MuseScore 4

    More on MuseScore and versions so that you can choose one that best suit your needs.

    Minimum requirements for Musescore Studio 3.6.2

    Windows 7 or higher.
    At least 300MB hard disk space
    1024x600 pixel resolution

    macOS 10.10 or higher
    1024x600 monitor resolution

    Download and Installation

    MuseScore Studio is completely free. Users do not need any PRO or PLUS account subscription service to use Musescore Studio. Musescore Studio 3 is released under the GNU General Public License version 2, see details of GPLv2 on

    Additionally, the right to redistribute (the unmodified binary) to friends and students is granted to all - see "you may give any of the versions of MuseScore on to other people, or share it internally via a server." on . To impose an additional service charge or fee legally, read the GPLv2 terms.

    Initial preferences

    The first time you start MuseScore after the installation, you will be asked to confirm your basic preferences:

    Startup Wizzard - Telemetry dialog

    First, you can choose to authorize MuseScore (3.4 or later) to collect usage data, click on Yes, send anonymous reports or Don't send to continue:

    Startup Wizzard A

    The settings for language is retrieved from your installation, and should normally not need to be changed. Just click Next to continue:

    Startup Wizzard - Language

    followed by:

    Startup Wizzard - Keyboard layout

    Select your keyboard layout in the drop down list, click Next to continue:

    Startup Wizzard - Tours

    You will now be asked if you wish to take the Tours. If you are new to MuseScore keep the 'Yes' option checked, and click Next to continue:

    Startup Wizard - Finish

    Finally click Finish to start MuseScore.

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