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Composer / Arranger / Performer Connections

I have an idea for something that can be done at some level just with the existing Groups facility, but I thought I'd get some feedback on whether it makes sense to have more structural support on the site.  Or maybe you can just point me to where this is already happening :-)

The idea is this: there are composers and arrangers who are writing music they want to hear performed by real ensembles, and there are ensembles out there looking for new music to perform.  Why not create a mechanism to connect them?

Obviously, there is a lot of music on this site for people to download and try to play, but not all of it is actually designed for performance.  The instrumentation often doesn't match that of any common ensemble formats, parts are not generated or edited to print reasonably, etc.  That's not a bad thing, but it does make this music not that well suited for ensembles looking for print-ready music.  So just finding the music actually designed for live performance is a challenge.

Also, there is no straightforward way to search the site for music of a particular ensemble type (string quartet, jazz big band, SATB choir, etc).  I mean, if I want string quartet music, I can filter on scores of 4 instruments that include violin, viola, and cello, and that does OK, but this isn't really a viable way to search for other common ensemble formats.  I see on the left sidebar of the Community page there is "Orchestra" and "Band" under "Styles and Categories", but that's about it.  If I want brass quintet, the best I can do is try to find a matching a group using the site search facility.  But maybe there aren't any good matches, or there is a group but it mostly dead, or there are multiple competing groups.  And in any case, many of the scores do not have formatted parts available, so they really aren't suited for musicians looking for music to perform.

So what I'm wanting to see is something like a set of moderated groups for specific ensemble formats, organized on the left sidebar of the Community page in the same way we have Styles & Categories.  Moderation would be to ensure that music added to the group actually fits the ensemble format and has print-ready parts.  I can certainly just create some groups and hope for the best, but I do think this sort of site support would be helpful.

My goal is to provide a place for ensemble musical directors (I'm one of those!) to find suitable music more easily, and also provide ways for the creators on this site (I'm one of those, too!) to get their music performed.  Hopefully, also some incentive for people to start thinking along those lines and going out of their way to write for these types of ensembles.


Repeating sections second time through DS


I have a few songs I'm transcribing to help my kids rehearse, but they require small repeated sections within the DS frame. I cannot figure out how to make the small sections repeat the second time through the DS. 

I HAVE done the workaround of simply spelling out the repeat as extra measures, but that's inconvenient. I'd rather use the tools available to me than go the long way 'round.

Problems with measure counting


Still struggeling with MuseScore 3.0.1 (OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.1., revision: github-musescore-musescore-06a66a2)

This time it's to do with measure numbers. When inserting one 2/4-measure in a 4/4 piece, the numbers go wrong.  In the status-bar at the bottom it reads that the bar after the 2/4 bar, has a starting count at the third count (sorry, I have a dutch install so all is in dutch, not familiair with all the lingo in English). 

I'll try to attach some screendumps. Notice how the measure selected is changed, but the bottom status bar says otherwise.

Greetings Martin

EDIT. Screendumps here:

[SOLVED] Musescore 3: entering notes with midi problem: repeating notes cause rests to be inserted

Hello, recently started using MuseScore 3 on Linux using a Yamaha P-105b for note entry. Now I experience something very weird: when entering notes using the midi step-time method, all is well until I enter two similar notes. The first note is replaced by a rest and the new note is entered as played.
When using the normal computer-keyboard there is no problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Greetings Martin

Using MuseScore 3.0.0 revision C1A5e4c

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.0., revision: github-musescore-musescore-c1a5e4c

EDIT: It also crashes a lot! Going to try a new AppImage; just saw 3.0.1 is available

Copyright Format on Front Page

How do I get the copyright to format so that if it is too large for one line, it goes to 2nd and 3rd lines. Right now I have a copy right that is probably 3 lines long.  So when I put it in the Score Properties Copyright tag, it goes all on one line and off the page.  Is there a way to get it stay within the margins and go to several lines?

Sending files to YouTube

Problem sending files to YouTube
• 16 jan. 2019  
I recently tried to use the "Send to YouTube" feature to create a video.  However, only the first 15 seconds or so of the audio plays and the composition never appears on the screen.  Here is a link to my video:

Anyone else experienced this problem?


17 jan. 2019
I have the same problem, since I use Musescore 3.0.1 (today). Yesterday I sent some music with version 2 without any problem. So I will reinstall Musescore 2 (if I still can find it somewhere) and try again.
17 jan. 2019
In the mean time I have installed Musescore 2.3.2 again and send the same music again to YouTube. The result is amazing. See these links:

So there must be something wrong in the Musescore 3 version, I think.
17 jan. 2019
I of course don't know what will happen with files, that were created with the 3 version, because I still don't have them. Therefor I will continue to work with 2.3.2 till the developers have solved the problem.

Adaptations for visually impaired users

Background to this request: I spend a lot (really a lot) of time entering notation to musescore in order to create modified notation that is accessible to my pupil who has a visual impairment and this has been very successful (thanks muse score!) but is very time-consuming. I have saved the settings for the sizings and spacings of the stave and text but would like to be able to:

1. Set up as default a customised system of coloured note heads so that every time I enter a C it comes up as red, D as brown etc. (Currently I have to select all the Cs and change colour via the inspector tool for ever note of music I enter in every piece).

2. A sophisticated scanning option for sheet music (I have tried the scanning PDF option with varied success) so that any standard notation can be converted to an editable form to which I can then apply custom settings that make the notation accessible for my pupil.


Possible to convert a V3 score back to V2?

I installed V3 amd worked out a complete score with 5 instruments.  PC crashed.  Afterwards, V3 not working properly.  Re-installed V2 but now that score is inaccessible.  Any way to convert it back to V2?  (Remember, now I cannot use V3 in this process).  

If there is a way onlline to do it, I uploaded the V3 score today (1/17) as 'Slowpoke V3' under my account.

Any help much appreciated.

Frank McLeod

Android MuseScore app fails to open MuseScore files

The MuseScore app (with the integrated Songbook functionality) fails to open MuseScore files (e.g. on the file system or as e-mail attachments). The MuseScore app is simply not suggested as an app to open a .mscz file with.

Any other users having issues with this?

The good old MuseScore Songbook app (not available anymore for new users) doesn't have any problems with that on my Android devices.

MuseScore Café - January 9, 2019

Tune in Wednesday at 12:30 Eastern time (17:30 GMT) for this week's edition of the MuseScore Café:

Topic of the day: welcome! It's a new year, and with it comes a new version of MuseScore and lots of new users. Join me for an informal tour of MuseScore - the application itself, the websites, the mobile apps - and learn where to get further help.

MuseScore Director of Education Marc Sabatella presents a regular series of free live interactive chat sessions on a variety of topics, via streaming video.  Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and join in the conversation!

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Welcome to the group for students in Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course!  The purpose of this group is to allow students in the course to share their scores and get feedback from each other.

I have made the group public so you don't have to be an enrolled student to check it out, but of course, you won't have access to all the great videos and other resources that come with the course.  If you want to learn more about the course, please visit