Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by MuseScoreTips.
Well, it’s been a long time coming, I know. Here is the final instalment of the MuseScore in 10 Easy Steps series. Unfortunately I fit these tutorials in around my daytime job (as a music software trainer in Australia) and life has been very busy lately! There will be more video tutorials coming, just as [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by MuseScoreTips.
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. [...]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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. [...]
Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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# [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]
Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
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 [...]