On MuseScore’s score-sharing website, MuseScore.com there is a nifty option to create VideoScores – scores that playback in time to a Youtube video. The Youtube video is displayed alongside the score as it plays, so you can read the notation and watch the video at the same time.
Not only does it add another dimension to watching videos, videoscores have excellent educational potential. For instance, MuseScore.com user timroust has synchronized a number of Suzuki violin method pieces – such as Lightly Row – with videos of the pieces being performed.
If you’d like to create your own videoscore, take a look at this tutorial video:
Hello and welcome to another Quicktips video.
When you set up a free account on the score-sharing site Musescore.com, you have the ability to synchronize any of your uploaded scores to a Youtube video. Once the score has been synchronized to a Youtube video, each measure will be highlighted on the score as the video plays.
I’ve decided that I’m going to synch my Amazing Grace score – which has already been uploaded to MuseScore.com – with a video of New Zealand singer Hayley Westernra.
First of all, I’ll click on the Make a Videoscore link here. Next I need to enter the Youtube video URL or embed code. I have the video open in a separate tab in my browser so I’ll just highlight the URL, and press Command+C to copy it (or Ctrl+C on Windows).
I’ll go back to the Musescore.com site, click in this box and press Command+V (or Ctrl+V) to paste.
Click on the Next button and on the following screen you should see your score and a small version of the Youtube video on the right. There are also some controls at the bottom of the screen.
The final step is to synch the score to the video so that they play back in time with one another. When I click on this play button, the video will start playing and when the singing begins after the piano introduction, I’ll press my spacebar at the beginning of each measure. When you’ve finished synching the score, you can press the Preview button to check your work. If you’re happy with the way the score plays back, click on the Save button at the very bottom.
Thanks for watching. You can find more tips like this one, plus a free MuseScore cheatsheet at musescoretips.com