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Score download becomes a part of the Pro subscription


Recently, users have noticed an increase in the number of scores blocked on the website. This is due to the requests of the copyright holders who own and control the rights to these songs. We fully understand your frustration and inconvenience, and we would like to tell you a few words about our attitude towards the situation and what we are doing to fix it. 

Back in 2017, when Ultimate Guitar acquired Musescore, it was questionable whether Musescore was going to be allowed to continue its operations. Copyright holders, music trade associations and governments were aggressively working to shut down the website entirely. 

However, because Ultimate Guitar had decades of experience in solving such problems and strong working relationships with right holders, it was confident that it could solve this problem. Ultimate Guitar created the concept of licensing tabs and felt that it could also solve the problem of licensing sheet music. Twenty years ago, right holders and governments were able to shut down almost every other guitar tab website, but Ultimate Guitar and its founder were able to accomplish something that was impossible - to make thousands of deals with songwriters and publishers to legalize Ultimate Guitar. Thanks to Ultimate Guitar, the guitar tablature market has become fully digital with every subsequent website following the model created by Ultimate Guitar.

After Ultimate Guitar acquired Musescore, we faced the necessity to once again negotiate license agreements with songwriters and music publishers. For the right holders, the market of scores is even more complex than the market of guitar tabs; there are many players who make money on score sales and are not ready to distribute them in an ad-supported model.

The current sheet music market has a simple model: either sell scores by the piece or grant access by subscription. This is why ad-supported access to scores often causes misunderstanding and rejection from the copyright owners. It’s just too innovative for the current market.

There are quite a lot of right holders and all of them have different attitudes towards the licensing of these rights. In some cases, it causes certain difficulties. Example: at this point, we have no right to publish scores related to certain popular films and some songs by a few major rock stars. There is one main reason for this, songwriters and publishers expect to be fairly paid for their songs, rewarded economically. Musescore must respect their position. 

Right now we are actively negotiating with right holders, and we have made great progress. We have already reached agreements with almost 1500 music publishers, including almost all of the major music publishers, and every day we are working on licensing more content. 

The biggest obstacle we have faced so far is our goal to keep the content free for download. We tried to find various solutions to this problem, but unfortunately, all options related to the free distribution of content are problematic for the copyright holders and artists. It’s the main reason for scores to get blocked.
This is why from now on the option to download scores in any format is no longer free.

We, as a company, strongly promote and support the open digital world and the free distribution of information. But we also respect the right of the artists for their work and livelihood. Without songwriters and artists, there is no music.
Why do we have to take this step? First of all, it will bring us closer to the model to which the current market is accustomed. At the same time, we will still have very flexible conditions for working with content. For example, the fact that we are the only ones who give access to digital files, which was and still is our most popular "feature".

Among other things, this step will reduce the amount of plagiarism and unfair downloads of your scores on the website.
We will continue to work with the right holders, and try to achieve more favorable license terms and hope that the current state of things will not be final.
This step will allow us to speed up the negotiation process and keep your work safe. We also hope to unblock the scores that have been blocked from the website earlier.

Author's original works and compositions from Public Domain

At the moment, unfortunately, we do not have a trustworthy tool to distinguish songs under copyright from songs available for distribution. It's a big problem we're working on. The value of our product lies in such scores and the authors of this content are very important for us. The current situation promises to be a major boost for development. We made a lot of effort recently to improve the catalog/listing of the website. We will now focus on working with independent authors and users who work with Public Domain music. We will release updates in the near future that will allow to open original scores to everyone.

We ask you to be patient with this process. Most likely we will need a lot of help from the community in order to be able to move forward and contribute to the free distribution of digital music in every way possible.

Metroid Show for Drum Corps

Hello, I am currently working on writing a show for drum corps based on the music from the Metroid series. I would love for you to check it out at
Feel free to leave feedback or just say which part is your favorite.
Since this show is still under production, if you have a favorite track from the series, let me know and I can try to incorporate it.

C’était une robe sans bretelles avec une jupe en tulle

 «Ma robe était de Jesús Peiró, achetée chez White Mischief Bridal à Henfield, dans le Sussex. C’était tout le contraire de tout ce que j’ai jamais pensé adorer! C’était une robe sans bretelles avec une jupe en tulle - c’est exactement ce que je ne voulais pas 
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, mais j’ai adoré ça tout de suite! La cami perlée détachable l'a également emporté - j'ai adoré le fait que cela puisse changer du jour au soir.

J'ai choisi une cathédrale à deux niveaux d'Augusta Jones. Je suis tellement content d’avoir choisi un long voile, car les tirs du voile de Claudia se sont avérés être nos préférés! ”

«En ce qui concerne la papeterie, je ne pouvais rien trouver qui soit à 100% de ce que je voulais, alors j’ai fabriqué le mien. J'ai commandé la carte et les enveloppes sur Ebay, ainsi que des sceaux d'enveloppe et de la ficelle chez Etsy. J'ai téléchargé des modèles et des polices gratuits 
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, puis je les ai imprimés! Nos cartes de place étaient des cœurs en bois, toujours d’Ebay, et notre plan de salle était affiché sur un miroir. 

Wir veranstalteten einen Hochzeitsplaner

"Wir veranstalteten einen Hochzeitsplaner - die wunderbare Sarah Sweet-Rowley von Sweet Events. Wir hatten nicht vor, einen Hochzeitsplaner zu rekrutieren, aber es war großartig, auf Sarah zählen zu können. Sie kümmerte sich um die Organisation des Festzeltes, das Mieten der Möbel, den Aufbau bei einem Caterer und war vor Ort, um alles in Ordnung zu bringen und sicherzustellen, dass tagsüber alles gut läuft. wenn wir Schwierigkeiten hätten, unsere Ideen in die Praxis umzusetzen!

Der Pavillon, in dem wir unsere Zeremonie und den Nachmittagstee hatten 
abendkleider lang mit ärmel
, war so schön, dass wir nicht viel tun mussten, sondern die Blumen hinzufügen! Es gab einen riesigen Kamin mit einem Kamin, über dem wir die Hochzeitsfotos unserer Eltern und Großeltern postierten. Nach der Zeremonie wurden im Pavillon Tische für den Nachmittagstee aufgestellt. Wir wollten, dass die Tische einladen, also trug jeder eine Vielzahl von Schmuckstücken, die wir in Auto- und Wohltätigkeitsstiefelläden gefunden hatten. Es enthielt alte Dosen, Stapel alter Bücher 
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, alte Glasflaschen und kleine Ornamente. 


What key to go to with the G7?

I am composing my first bagatelle right now. I decided to do it in rondo form and in a major key. Not only that, but I went for my avoid key, C major. As you can probably tell, I usually avoid composing in C major. Why? Because it sounds boring, Why? Because a hint of chromaticism makes me question whether or not I am modulating to another key.

Anyway, I have a G7 harmony and following that, 4 measures of a first ending with C major harmony. Now, I want to go somewhere else with this G7. I can think of a few keys that G7 can convincingly lead to. G major for obvious reasons is one key that G7 can convincingly lead to, at least if it is in an inversion. A minor is also convincingly lead to by treating the G7 as the subtonic. I can go to F also, if I resolve the G7 to C first.

I was thinking of reserving the minor key for when I get to the C section. So that means that I am leading to a major key other than C major. But it is hard for me to decide whether I should go to F major or G major, or a key not as closely related to C major(and note, I do think of the parallel minor as being closely related but I don't think of the mediant minor as being closely related at all).

Need help finding solo piece for Flute!

Hey all! I'm going to audition for my local junior orchestra in the fall, and need some advice... here are the requirements:

A solo or piece of your choosing that fully demonstrates your finest playing, such as a piece you are working on in lessons or a piece you performed with your school

A classical concerto for your instrument of your choice

Major scales and arpeggios up to four flats and sharps

Melodic minor scales and arpeggios up to four sharps and flats


I have the last four down, I just need help finding a solo piece. If any of you have any suggestions, i'm in need!


Just a funny saying. Do you agree?

So at my high school, we have our own orchestra (and band, but Orchestra's better). We only have Violin, Viola, and Cello. So when people talk about Violins and Cellos I simply say: "Violins are too high, Cellos are too low, and Violas are the cream of the Oreo." What's usually the favorite part of the Oreo? The cream! Do you agree?

New Member

Hi! I'm excited to see all these viola players gathered in one group. It's so hard to find a good spot like this because violas are so underrated. Anyways, I'm an aspiring viola player who needs a LOT of practice, and I was wondering if any of the more experienced players could recommend some music that might be good for someone playing at a 6th-8th grade level. I've only been playing for 3 years, so I think that would be a good area for me. Thanks!

How to Delete Extra Rest?

I have an extra rest in a measure - it actually make the measure longer than what is specified in the time signature. How do I delete it? I can select it but none of the usual removal commands work. If I use "Control-Delete" the rest of the score is deleted.
Help will be appreciate.
I'm new to the software - it looks cool so far!