UX Design Awards 2023: MuseScore 4 wins Public Choice Award!

• 2 weeks ago

We’re delighted to announce that MuseScore 4 has won the Public Choice Award, an outstanding accolade in the UX Design Awards 2023.

The UX Design Awards were established by the IDZ (International Design Centre) Berlin, to celebrate global product design and innovation. In order to be nominated for this year’s award, MuseScore 4 had to undergo a rigorous selection process by an expert jury. This was followed by a public ballot in which over 24,000 votes were cast

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Look-ahead to MuseScore 4.2

• 3 weeks ago

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick update about some of the things we are working on as we prepare for the release of MuseScore 4.2 later this year

Alternate string tunings for guitar

We’re working on a new ‘string tuning’ element, which will be accessible via the Guitar palette. This will provide an easy way to specify new tunings for multiple strings and (optionally) have those tunings displayed in the score. You’ll be able to choose from a list of preset

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Translations: a call to action!

• 1 month ago

Hi everyone,

Now that the dust has settled after the 4.1 release, we look forward to sharing our plans for 4.2 and beyond. But first, we thought we'd give a quick reminder about the ways you can get involved. In particular, translations.


We’d really love to get MuseScore’s UI translated into as many languages as possible. If your first language is not English, please consider helping translate MuseScore into your native tongue.

Our Transifex dashboard currently shows 16 languages

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Vote for MuseScore 4 in the UX Design Awards!

• 1 month ago

UPDATE - September 6, 2023: MuseScore won! Thank you to the community and everyone who voted for your continued support.

MuseScore 4 has been nominated for a prize in the UX Design Awards!

This award is a worthy recognition of the MuseScore team and community’s dedication to making notation software easier-to-use and more accessible than ever before.

If you love MuseScore 4, please vote for us to win the People’s Choice Award. All you need to do is

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MuseScore 4.1 is now available!

• 2 months ago

We are delighted to announce our first major update to MuseScore 4 since it launched last year.

This update includes a significant upgrade to our playback engine (making the app run more efficiently) plus new features for harp and guitar notation, the ability to customise ornaments, new auxiliary channel strips in the mixer, and hundreds of engraving improvements and bug fixes, plus much more!

A huge thank you to the dedicated MuseScore community for supporting this release with implementation, testing

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Introducing Bradley Kunda: Product Owner for MuseScore 4

• 4 months ago

We’re thrilled to announce Bradley Kunda as the new Product Owner of MuseScore 4.

Bradley is an award-winning instrumentalist and classical composer. Traversing both piano and classical guitar, his musical career includes a decade-long spell in Australia's premier guitar quartet "Guitar Trek" and stints as an accompanist in opera programs around the world.

As a senior member of the MuseScore 4 team, he’s been a tireless contributor to developments in the desktop notation app — and there is no one

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MuseScore 4 is OUT NOW!

• 9 months ago

UPDATE - March 13, 2023: MuseScore 4.0.2 has now been released.

This patch release release fixes loads of issues, and also includes some important usability improvements as well as a ton of engraving enhancements.

All the details about this version can be found here on Github.

UPDATE - January 13, 2023: MuseScore 4.0.1 has now been released (see changelog).

This announcement is available in other languages. See links to translated versions below.

Hey everyone,

Today, we are delighted

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Meet the GSoC 2022 contributors

• 1 year ago

MuseScore is taking part in Google Summer of Code 2022, and this year we're joined by contributors¹ on two projects:

Harp Pedal Diagrams

This project will provide diagrams that tell harpists which pedals they need to press to play notes with the correct accidentals. This functionality is provided by a plugin in MuseScore 3, but the aim is to provide it as a built-in feature in MuseScore 4.1 or 4.2. This is important as it will eventually enable playback support

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Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - First Alpha Released

• 1 year ago

EDIT: Since we made this announcement, we have made very significant improvements to MuseScore 4. For this reason, we no longer encourage you to test this alpha version. Your best bet is to instead grab the latest nightly build found here:

Make sure to download the versions under Musescore v4.x (master)

Today, we are releasing the first 'Private' alpha development build for MuseScore 4.


What is the purpose of this release?

Although this version is not yet 100%

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Join MuseScore for Google Summer of Code 2022!

• 1 year ago

We are delighted to announce that MuseScore is participating as an open source organization in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2022. For those who are unaware, GSoC is an annual program where new contributors are paid a stipend by Google to write code for various organizations in open source.


Last year, three highly talented students successfully completed projects with us here at MuseScore. This year, you don’t have to be a student to take part (students are still welcome

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