MuseScore Version 1.2 Released

MuseScore Version 1.2 Released

Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by .

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A couple of weeks ago, MuseScore 1.2 was released, 8 months after MuseScore 1.1. I won’t go into all of the improvements here (you can read all about them in the official Release Notes), but here are a few highlights: Almost 100 Bug Fixes The developer team has worked hard to fix almost 100 bugs. [...]

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Beginner Question: Why Does MuseScore Keep Adding Rests Into My Score?

Beginner Question: Why Does MuseScore Keep Adding Rests Into My Score?

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by .

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One of the most frequently asked questions here on MuseScoreTips and via my Youtube videos is: “Why does MuseScore keep “adding” rests into a measure when I’m entering notes?”. Along the same lines is this question: “How do I delete rests?” If you’ve had experience with notation software before, you won’t be surprised by MuseScore’s [...]

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7 Of The Best Music Notation Guides

7 Of The Best Music Notation Guides

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

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Have you ever wondered how to correctly notate a D.S. al Coda? Exactly where to position a tempo marking? Or when to tell a trumpeter to use a cup mute, harmon mute or straight mute? Here are 7 of the best reference guides for music notation which will answer those questions and much more. 1. [...]

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Reader Question: How Do I Create A Scales Worksheet? [Video]

Reader Question: How Do I Create A Scales Worksheet? [Video]

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Recently MuseScoreTips reader Austin Johnson wrote to say that he was having trouble trying to create a scales worksheet. Austin wrote: I need 12 staffs per page. Each staff 2 measures long. Each staff with its own key signature. I am attempting to write various scales to practice…in all the keys. Scale Examples: C C# [...]

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Reader Tip: Note Input On A Laptop

Reader Tip: Note Input On A Laptop

Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by .

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I have fairly regular contact with the readers of this website. MuseScore users from around the world send questions, make comments and let me know about the ways in which they are using MuseScore. Every now and again someone sends through a tip – something they’ve discovered that makes their life easier – so I [...]

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Sheet Music Formats Explained – Part 3: Guitar TAB

Sheet Music Formats Explained – Part 3: Guitar TAB

Posted on 01. Nov, 2011 by .

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In two earlier posts about sheet music formats, we looked at how, when and why you should use lead sheets or piano vocal guitar scores.  In this – the third part the series – we examine the guitar tab score. What is it? Guitar tablature (“tab”) is a type of music notation that shows guitar [...]

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Free Downloadable Keypad Guide

Free Downloadable Keypad Guide

Posted on 23. Oct, 2011 by .

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Last week I ran an all-day MuseScore training session in Sydney and one of the attendees – my composer friend James Humberstone – created this keypad image, showing the way each of the rhythmic values maps to the numeric keypad on a full-sized computer keyboard.  Making use of the numeric keys this way means quicker [...]

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Sheet Music Formats Explained Part 2: Piano Vocal Guitar Scores

Sheet Music Formats Explained Part 2: Piano Vocal Guitar Scores

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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In the first part of this series about sheet music types, we looked at the anatomy of a lead sheet. In part 2, we’ll examine the PVG – Piano Vocal Guitar – score. What is it? PVG scores consist of a melody with lyrics, a full piano part and guitar chords that are written just [...]

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Sheet Music Formats Explained: Part 1 – Lead Sheets

Sheet Music Formats Explained: Part 1 – Lead Sheets

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .

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Have you ever wondered which type of score was the “right” type to use with your band or music ensemble? When should you provide an outline of your composition, and when should you write out all the notes and other musical instructions in great detail? There are multiple types of musical scores – from simple [...]

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