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For contrabass? Not quite

My friend just posted a Bach chorale score (one of hundreds he has been working assiduously on), which he has scored for 2 vocal staves (4 parts in hymnal disposition) and contrabass al ottava bassa .  I wanted to find my own 2015-posted organ prelude on this chorale, and the search box failed to find it: it was primed to look for "music for contrabass."  This not even vaguely right.  Without user input, the determination of what this music is "for" is a bug, not a feature.  For anything short of music for a solo instrument, it is NEVER right.  I discussed this at length on a thread in a forum in the pre-Ultimate-guitar MS world, but that's all forgettable now.

Why should searching from a chorale that in addition to choral parts includes a contrabass (not in the score, but used as continuo) limit itself to "contrabass"?  This is madness. Please stop.  Please find some more effective design/feedback methodology than "Let's try this and see how it flies!".

Can't Comment in discussions

I've been looking on the community feature, and apparently this isn't broken for everyone, but I am currently unable to comment in any discussions, no matter the group. At the bottom of the discussion page, I can see the text that says "Your Comment", but there is no place for me to type my comment. I've tried replying to other people's comments, and that doesn't work either. This has been happening for me since yesterday afternoon. I'm using Microsoft Edge with Windows 10.

Update: I can't comment on or reply to comments on any scores, including my own. Please fix!!

Update 2: It seems I can't really do anything on MS right now except create and edit discussions. The "Load More" button on my dash takes me back to the top of the page, the basic statistics portion is gone, and I can't play any scores. This is very frustrating. The problem seems to be with the device, not the account. I tried logging into my sister's account on this same computer, and encountered the same problems. So far, I haven't had any problems when logging in with my phone.

Forum Access Through, Musescore on Social Media

It's been a while since I've been to and its getting so much better. It's very exciting to see it have its own community website, with groups, contests, etc.

However, there is no practical way of accessing the forums through, or just a quicker/more practical way to report bugs in general (as I am constantly finding weirdly specific bugs with every version, the unpracticality of bug reporting threw me off for a while).

I feel there should also be more involvement with other social media. There are plenty of musescore users that rarely visit but are always on facebook, instagram, etc, that are not getting updated on contests, musescore itself, etc.  Musescore's Facebook page is fine but the Instagram account is just not very good.

Anyways, here is my input. I hope its helpful! Peace!

Goodbye, Musescore!

(Sorry if this is completely irrelevant to the website.)

Hey, guys, just wanted to notify you all. I have recently found a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) called FL Studio. I have been working on learning it for a few days, and I'm hooked. So, I will be making a Soundcloud account and making FL Studio music to post there and sell on the Unity Asset Store. What this means is: I'm leaving Musescore. My 6-Month journey with you guys has been very fun. But it's time for me to move on. I'm not getting rid of my account, nor am I stopping uploading. I'm just going to be WAY less active. Shoutout to Masked_mudkip105 for introducing me to musescore, and to musescore and the musescore staff for being a huge help! I would not be composing today without you guys. 
So, yeah. Goodbye, everyone, and keep composing! ;)

Can a list of Sets be sorted alphabetically?

With a long list of Sets, the sets seem always to be listed in the order in which the sets were added. But I can't find a way of sorting the Sets list into alphabetical order.

For example, the OpenScore Lieder Corpus now has over 60 Sets, and it's getting very hard to track down the set when you need to add a score to the set:

Ideally, it would be great to sort the Sets list with an Edit option - in the same way as we can already sort the scores listed within a Set.  And with such a long list of sets, users will certainly need a search filter to narrow down the list - for example, by composer.

Thanks for any improvement!

Choice to make downloading unavailable...

First of all, I absolutely love the fact that has been going through a lot of changes recently - it looks more and more professional every time I open up the site, and is also greatly improving in efficiency.

One thing I've been wishing for a while now, however, is that the website might one day develop an option for users to 'ban' downloads on certain scores. Let me explain:

I understand that the main aim of is to share sheet music, similar to that of IMSLP or other online music forums. I am in no way suggesting that the download option should be removed, as it is a wonderful tool for people to access sheet music and change it up a bit if they want to, but simply that users get the option if they want their score to be downloadable or not. I think that, if this option was implemented, most of the music people post on the site would still be eligible to download. Arrangements, transcriptions, and pieces under Creative Commons and Attribution copyright licences would still be available to download, and composers of original works with All Rights Reserved could upload their pieces with the safety of knowing that no one could possibly download and use their music without their given permission. I, for one, would happily keep all my arrangements and even some of my smaller compositions that I've whipped up in a day or so available for public downloading, but meanwhile keep the scores for my larger, more time-consuming compositions safely to myself. And, also, if a trustworthy individual wants to access the score for a legitimate reason, the creator of the piece can decide to email the score to that person only. This option would also enable composers to sell their sheet music on other sites for monetary gain, and prevent a lot of the plagiarism that sadly exists on

I really think that this is a worthwhile addition, and I hope you consider it. Besides, there is no possible way anyone could get upset by this feature being implemented, because everyone would have the choice whether they want to use it or not. I suppose, if you wanted, it could be added as a PRO feature only, but personally I think everyone on the site - paying user or non-paying user - should have the option to make their scores completely accessible or not.

"Upload" button and profile drop down menu are moved?


I've got some issues with how the website is presented (Windows 8.1/10 Chrome). Look at the red box in these two images: 

You can see that the "upload" button and the profile drop down menu (and the "Go Pro" button even though it's irrelevant for me) are moved.
Please fix it! Thanks in advance!