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Hey there! One great update for MuseScore would be to have a collaborative score, where more than one individual can work on it at the same time. It should be like Google Docs or something, where you have to sign in and give permission to other users to collaborate on it. Just a thought.
Also, what would be nice is you have a notifications box in the top corner so you can see your notifications. Keep the updates coming!!
Thanks!
~Jacob

URL's in score descriptions and elsewhere don't work in common cases

URL's in what use to be called the "About this sheet music" (but now has no title by which it can be referred to) are now corrupted when followed by punctuation. If you use a URL at the end of a sentence, or in parentheses, each of which are extremely common things to do, you can be sure that clicking on it will tell your visitor "page not found" unless you are careful to put a space before the punctuation.  This did not used to be so; it used to work correctly.  One cannot go back and fix texts that are now textus non gratus for being > 5000 characters.  The breaking of already-posted text is a serious problem.  This should be fixed.

plagiarizer on musescore

https://musescore.com/user/27398954

has plagiarized 
https://musescore.com/user/27398954/scores/4900289

from
https://musescore.com/cl4rin3t

origional copy here:

https://musescore.com/cl4rin3t/scores/4831289

so far the creator hasn't taken it down.
Can you please take it down manually, or ban the user if they don't comply?

*Update*

that same person has ripped of other things:
https://musescore.com/user/27398954/scores/4900288

from a protected midi file:
http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/videos00/star_wars_midi/

so even if the original thing isn't valid he definitely needs to be taken down for this one.

Transpose function and PDF export like Songbook

The way we use this it is a hughes setback compared to the present Songbook. First of all the transpose option which is the most important option since almost any song needs directly to be transposed, either because of your typical instrument key or because you want to figure out what the singer(s) want. So it should be at the bottom line and in the same easy usable way as in the Songbook. Then the pdf export (and sharing) option should be directly available for the song you look at. So please add the 3 dots also with the shown song ( at least in the payed and pro users app, like in the Songbook. Since this is the free app I cannot check how ennoyïng the (expected) workaround is to reach this export/share function from imported files.

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 https://musescore.com/user/1685616/scores/5137867 .  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.com, Musescore on Social Media

Hello!
It's been a while since I've been to musescore.com 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 Musescore.com, 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 musescore.com 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!
-Luigi

China

I don't know if i'm the only one, but I think that the musescore team should add traditional Chinese instruments into the notation software. The only ones on there at the moment are the ocarina and the gongs. Not a complaint, just a suggestion.

MuseScore website sound(font)

Wow, i just updated my anime medley and the piano sound seems to be totally off. And not only the latest song is totally different, the others have changed as well. If I listen to my arrangements here, everything is perfect. However, after uploading, it sounds so different!!
 
So here is my question: Does the MuseScore website use a different soundfont or at least a different piano sound?

"Find music for" is a waste of screen space

MuseScore is not a music store.  Neither you nor page authors make royalties when someone downloads music.  In my opinion, this is a site for people to post music for sharing in whatever way, not a library, concert hall or music store.  People who come here and click "piano" will be met by (right now) a beginning of a composition called "The unplayable song" and a sheet of blank music paper "for piano".  Works of history's greatest composers (entered with all degrees of accuracy or vandalism) share space with music of amateur (and possibly professional) composers with levels of talent ranging from erudite to young people who have just begun to learn, whose "first words" are expectably stumbling.  Anyone who comes here looking for new (to them) music to learn or perform has come to the wrong place.  That is not what this site is, does well, or should be, in my opinion; it is a community and a forum, not a store. "Find music for" is a waste of large amount of valuable screen space on every score.

New MuseScore mobile app is available for beta-testing

Hello, everyone!

Lately, MuseScore team has been working on the new version of the MuseScore Songbook mobile app. We’re planning to release a major update that will affect all aspects of the app.

This is going to be a very important update as it is meant to solve a lot of technical issues. Moreover, after its release, we’ll be able to improve the functionality of our apps at a much quicker pace. We have grand plans for mobile platforms (from improving the process of working with notes to deep integration with website and transition to a more convenient payment model)

After you'll launch the updated app for the first time you probably won’t see much of a difference (except for some small changes in the app design that we made in order to comply with App Store and Google Play guidelines)
But inside, we rewrote all the app code completely, from UI to the core functions like note mapping and score playback.

It is a major update from a technical point of view, and, unfortunately, things do not always go smoothly on the first try.

That’s why we invite all MuseScore users to join the beta test and help us find bugs and issues of our new app before it’ll fully replace the current MuseScore mobile apps. We can hire dozens of testers, but no one will do this job better than active users themselves.

To sign up for the beta test, follow the link below:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.musescore.player.beta


P.S. iOS beta testing will be available soon.