Posted on 18. May, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
This super-quick video will show you how to delete bar (measure) numbers from your score, or change their frequency. By default, bar numbers appear at the beginning of each system in your score, but you can have them appearing at an interval of your choosing (say, every 10 bars) or you can delete them altogether. [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
I’ve now added transcripts for each of the MuseScore in 10 Easy Steps video series – here on this site. The transcripts are useful for those of you who like to read the tutorial rather than watch it, and are also useful if you want to scan through the material to find the important parts. [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
Deleting instrument names from the beginning of your score and on subsequent staves is quick and easy: just right-click on a stave and choose Staff Properties. In the window that opens, simply delete the Long Instrument Name and the Short Instrument Name and click OK.
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 20. Apr, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
In this almost-final MuseScore tutorial video in the 10-part series MuseScore in 10 Easy Steps, I cover some common formatting issues. I decided to split the information over two separate videos because there was a lot to cover. Part B will be on it’s way soon and will include an explanation of available formatting and [...]
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 [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
A new Quicktips video showing three different ways to enter chords in MuseScore. The techniques covered in the video include: Using a MIDI keyboard to play the notes of the chord in to your score simultaneously Using the computer keyboard to build the notes of the chord one by one. Start by entering one note [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
In this first MuseScore user spotlight we meet John Newsome – a high school marching band, concert band and jazz band director at a public high school from Adel in Georgia, USA. A former Finale user, John stumbled across MuseScore a couple of years ago and hasn’t looked back. “After *another* frustration with Finale, I [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
There are times when you need to print your music quite a bit larger than the default size. This can be useful when you’re working with students and you want to print out short exercises or examples, or make flashcards. Making the stave size larger also means that there will be room for students to [...]
Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by MuseScoreTips.
Would you like to be featured in an upcoming post on this site? In the coming weeks, I’m going to do a regular MuseScore user spotlight – a series of posts that will feature composers, songwriters, arrangers, students and teachers discussing how they use MuseScore. I’d like to include a variety of people: from those [...]