MuseScore 4 is OUT NOW!
Meet the GSoC 2022 contributors
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.
Today, we are delightedRead more
Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - First Alpha Released
MuseScore is taking part in Google Summer of Code 2022, and this year we're joined by contributors¹ on two projects:
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 supportRead more
Join MuseScore for Google Summer of Code 2022!
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: https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/musescore-nightlies/
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%Read more
Improving the experience of Guitarists in MuseScore
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 welcomeRead more
This announcement is to make you aware of a new initiative we're planning that will aim to improve the experience of guitarists in MuseScore (see the GitHub project here). As a guitarist myself, I suspect that we can attract a far greater number of amateur and professional guitarists by focusing on some straight-forward improvements.
To name a few:
Engraving improvements to match best practice in guitar notation and tablature
Improvements to features that allow guitarists to specify
Our Progress on MuseScore 4 - Update 2
In this short post, I will outline our revised timeline for the release of MuseScore 4.
For anyone who has tried our nightly builds of MuseScore 4, it will be obvious that the playback sounds pretty strange (including a fun issue where VST plugins sound a half-step up from the default!). This is due to a large piece of unfinished work concerning the handling of playback data (dynamics, pitch, articulations, etc.). We had initially intended toRead more
GSoC 2021 Success!
I wanted to give a quick update about our progress with MuseScore 4, which we had hoped would be ready for an initial alpha release by today. Although the app is clearly coming together nicely (as can be seen from checking the nightly builds), we feel we are a few weeks away from our first alpha. I will be posting a revised release timeline shortly.
Apart from that, here is an update on our progress:
Moving to GPL version 3
This week marked the end of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program for 2021, which saw over 1200 students work on over 200 open source projects. This year, 3 students joined us at MuseScore, and we are happy to report that all three completed their projects successfully! The projects were as follows:
MysticSlice, mentored by Marc Sabatella with design support from bradleykunda on the internal team, implemented a way to customise the appearance ofRead more
Hi everyone! Just a quick note before main article. As many of you know, I've been a regular contributor to MuseScore for a long time now, and back in February of this year I was invited to join the internal team in the brand new role of Community Ambassador! It's my job to represent MuseScore to the open source community, and the community (that's you guys!) to MuseScore. (See Meet the MuseScore Contributors for more details about what I doRead more
[Edited for clarity: 14, June, 2021]
I wanted to give a general update about the remaining work left on MuseScore 4. We've recreated most of the new interface and functionality now and have ported over most of the MuseScore 3 functionality too. Now we feel it is possible to begin mapping out a draft release schedule, although there are still some large chunks of work that are hard to estimate so this timeline may change (hopefully by gettingRead more