Music theory worksheets

• Jun 4, 2014 - 16:28

I am considering downloading Musescore in order to supplement worksheets for an introductory music theory course. I have limited experience using notation software, but when I have it has been a challenge. What i am wondering is if Musescore allows one to create the following types of scores (if this has already been discussed, feel free to let me know and I will look it up):

Write out a series of notes, but without barlines, so students can place them where they think they shoud go.

Note identification: one note per measure (clef at beginning of score, but no meter signature); perhaps use quarter or whole notes.

Place notes in empty measures: one pitch name (e.g., C4) per measure, with neither notes nor rests

Successive measures of key signatures without having to insert meter signatures or notes

Successive measures of intervals and/or chords in inversion

I'm sure there are other things that I should list, but if Musescore can do that, then it is worth my time to learn how to create the examples that I have in mind.

Thank you.


I think that 1.3 already do almost all of this, 2.0 will do more and better.
(Many answers are in the forums, use the search box). Have you tried to look at:
and "MuseScore tutorials" on youtube?
Need a little 'patience at the beginning, rewarded by the results.
Welcome and ... Buona musica!

Welcome Dan :)

MuseScore can definitely do what you require, but it is not always obvious how this works :)

If you run into problems - please don't hesitate to ask for help on the forums.

I suspect that your friend is going to be the "Set Invisible" command which enables you to hide elements you don't wish to be seen.


Thanks, Michael.

I plan to ask IT to install Musescore on my office computer (we're not allowed to do that or update things), so once it is there I will have some idea as to how to go/where to turn for help in order to create the things that I have in mind.

Again, thanks.


...MuseScore allows for much customization of how you want your output to look.
Based on the examples you gave above, I have cobbled together this 'worksheet'. I realize you do not have the program installed, so I exported from MuseScore as an image file:

See? Much can be done with this app.
Likewise, the enthusiasm and quick response in the support forums is remarkable.

P.S. @ChurchOrganist - you're right about 'invisible'... :-)

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In reply to by Jm6stringer

Without installation. You can download the portable version of MuseScore: a CD or a memory stick with the program, your scores and much more.
It takes a little time to start up, but when you're finished working, simply remove the support and you have a PC without modification.
There is also the App:…

(be indulgent on the formal aspect of the attached, it's just an idea.)

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Many thanks to each of you. What jm6stringer created is exactly what I have in mind. The program has been installed, so now begins the journey.

Again, thank you.


Wouldn't it be great if highly musically educated folks such as yourself could lead coursework here on musescore? I have noticed that other groups (nonmusic) have educational sessions in which members have educational classes within the group. Why doesn't musescore have this also? Surely, this would be perfect for musescore to have its own "musescore college" in which musescore members could learn more about music theory, harmony, etc. I know there are some highly talented and educated members here at musescore who could facilitate this kind of 'coursework.' Any ideas? thanks

OK, sorry if this is a dumb newbie question, but: How do I start a new worksheet in Musescore 4? The only option under the "File->New" menu is "New Score." Shouldn't the option be here? thanks.

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