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New Piano Roll Feature on the musescore.com

Today marks the release of MuseScore Piano Roll. Piano Roll is a popular and convenient method to display piano notation in a way that not only simplifies learning a new piece for novice musicians who lack a teacher, it also beautifully visualizes each score.


(Video captured from https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/33715 )

Give it a try by simply clicking on the Piano Roll icon now available on all solo piano scores. Be sure to tell us what you think in Improving MuseScore.com!



All of these improvements are designed to not only make MuseScore.com the most valuable resource online for sharing and discovering great musical works but for learning them as well.

We hope you’ll be as excited about this new feature as we were to create it for you, and as always we look forward to your feedback.

This is just the first of an exciting series of updates and releases for MuseScore PianoRoll; we're already hard at work on improving the experience!

Request to add Sort by Title to Sheet Music page on MuseScore site

Not sure if this is the right place for this - but when I share a link to a list of my music, I use the "Sheet Music" subpage under My Profile since I can share to those without MuseScore accounts.  However, I want the music displayed in alphabetical order (which is an option on the "My Scores" page).  Already there exist the options to sort by Upload Date, Comment Count, and View Count.

I would love to be able to sort by title and send the link (with the sort filter applied and in the URL), similar to the My Scores page.  For example, I can sort by title there and then the URL appears as - https://musescore.com/my-scores?private=All&combine=&sort_by=title&sort_order=ASC&items_per_page=10

It would be great to have a similar functionality in the Sheet Music subpage.

Thanks!
Bryan

Pathetique Project

So this is a project I am working on. I am trying to orchestrate the Pathetique Sonata. But unlike last time, I am having trouble orchestrating the melody.



In the red boxes is the melody I am trying to orchestrate. All I really know is that before the sostenuto section, I don't want brass and once it is reached, I do want brass so that the low woodwinds can be freed up for the bass chords.

Here is what I have so far of the woodwinds:



As you can see, I have it on the concert pitch setting to make writing the clarinet and horn parts easier. Also, I currently have the clarinet taking the lowest melody line starting in its lowest octave.

Score download option "MusicXML" creates uncompressed xml file w. extension ".mxl"

I realized today that, when I download a file from another user and select Music XML as download option, I don't get the compressed file but the uncompressed XML, but the file still has the extension ".mxl".  The difference is obvious from the file size, too.
I remember that in the past, when using this download format, I got a compressed musicxml file which I could open without problems in MuseScore 2.3.2. The last time I did this was on Jan. 5 this year, so I'm not sure when this was actually changed.
Now, when I download using "MusicXML" option and I try to open the downloaded mxl  file in Musescore 2.3.2, I get an error message:   
"Kann Datei  [my file name].mxl nicht lesen: ungeeignetes Format"
(Can't open [my file name].mxl: unsuitable format )
And the details say there was an error when reading Container.xml in line 1, column 1: unexpected end of file.  

After I found out that I could see the xml when opening the downloaded file in Internet Explorer or text editor (which wasn't possible in the past), I tried and renamed the downloaded files' extensions from ".mxl" into ".xml", or ".musicxml",  and both could be opened.

I just wonder why this was changed, because the compressed xml is so much smaller. Wouldn't it be possible at least to offer both the compressed and the uncompressed version?  
I posted this here because it seems to be a download issue on the website.

- Update: When I download an older score with the MusicXML option, I get the compressed xml. Does it make a difference when the file was stored online?

[New Feature] Personal Messages

Hello everyone!

We’ve got something new for you 🙂.

Prior to today, when someone wanted to write a personal message to another user there was only one option: to send him an email from the Feedback Form. This wasn’t the best option, as some people didn't want to receive email messages, it was difficult to reply, etc.

Today we’re releasing an easier way to communicate with other users: sending personal messages through My Chats.

You’ll see a new section of the User Menu called “My Chats.”


When you send a message to any user, a new chat will be created and you will be notified. My Chats is the place where you can find all your conversations with other users.

As for other notifications you can turn off this type of messages for every channel.

I sincerely hope this is a useful addition to MuseScore.com

As always, we welcome your constructive feedback!

Why have a score for Bodhrán?

There is debate in the Bodhrán community, as to whether the playing should be written down or not. No Bodhrán player I know plays a tune the same way twice, and it is very much playing with the feel of the music.

Having said that, when I first started Bodhrán drumming I found it useful to have a guide as to what to do, so adding Bodhrán to MuseScore may help beginners. Also it would be useful to have the drumming added to a Tin Whistle score, for example, which gives a feel for what the two instruments will sound together.

However if you are dead set against Bodhrán notation, then I understand :-)

MuseScore and Iphone 5SE - bug with the loop function

Using MuseScore 2.1.9 on my Iphone 5SE : Playing a long score file  attached but also included in the 5 scores of "my score", I try to  create a loop. All is OK when it concerns the first part of the score  but if the loop start near the end of the score it is impossible to  create the loop ; the starting point became the last point.
I think it is a bug, pleace check this event.