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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 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 [...]
Posted on 04. Aug, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
You may already know that last week, MuseScore version 1.1 was released. In addition to more than 60 bug fixes, version 1.1 brings a few new features. Some of my favourites are: MuseScore Connect MuseScore Connect is a new interactive panel that appears on the right side of your screen when you launch version 1.1. [...]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
Kristel Behrend (pictured dressed as her favourite book character, Rita Skeeter, for Read Across America Week) is a Elementary general music teacher at Lake Myra Elementary School in Wendel, North Carolina who is also studying to get her masters at ECU. She stumbled across MuseScore during an internet search and has been using it for just over 8 [...]
Posted on 27. Apr, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
So, what is transcribing? To transcribe music is to notate what you hear on a recording, or even during a live performance. When transcribing, you might be writing down just the melody or the chord sequence, or maybe all the separate instrumental parts in a song. You’ll need to listen to the song repeatedly, and write [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
Marc Sabatella is a multi-talented person: composer, professional jazz pianist, educator, photographer and visual artist. Based in Denver, Colorado, Marc teaches music theory at both the University of Denver and Regis University. He discovered MuseScore when one of his students mentioned it and he’s been using it himself for just over 3 months. He has [...]