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Can't upload scores...

Usually it takes some time to upload a score until it's shown uploaded on the upload page, and the title, if not set before, appears and is the same as the name of the score. But recently, what happens is that a score is shown uploaded exactly the moment I choose which file to upload. Which obviously means the server haven't processed and uploaded the score at all. When I click "Save" to finish uploading, the page where the newly uploaded score should be doesn't show up. Instead the whole process is instantly cancelled. It seems like the uploading haven't taken place at all. The previous page before uploading shows up, and when I check my uploaded scores, the file I want to upload doesn't appear. I don't know why but this kind of situation keeps happening. For a whole day I cannot finish uploading one single score, no matter which browser I use. Would developers please take some time to look into this issue? Thanks.

Keeping the zoom level between pages

Possibly, I'm just not finding the relevant setting here, but when I change pages within a score in the Android app (in single page mode), it trashes my zoom level every time.

As i want to change pages while playing, without having to sod about, that makes it basically unuseable.

I set it to single page, in portrait orientation, in the hope that I could see the whole page at once (I have it on a bracket, held fairly close to my face), and go to the next page just by tapping. I had to awkwardly adjust the zoom level by pinching, to get the whole page on the screen in portrait mode, without wasted space in the margins. When I've played the music on that page, I want to tap on the right to go to the next page...

When I do that, it zooms back out to show the whole page, with the margins added that I don't want, making the actual music too small to read. I now can't read the new page of music, without putting down or juggling with my chosen musical implement, while I do the awkward pinch to zoom in then slide around to get it lined up on the screen again.

Is there any way of stopping this behaviour? it's exactly what I don't want to happen in a sheet music reader.

I want as little interaction with it as possible, when I'm trying to play music. Anything more than a single tap to turn the page is too much to have to do, but the pinch zoom things is really awkward, and can't possibly be done while playing.

Single page mode in landscape orientation doesn't seem to be useful at all - I can make the music bigger, but I can only move down the page by swiping. I can't do anything with tapping, and i can't easily get to the next page.

Continuous mode in landscape orientation is more useful than single page mode, but appears to rely entirely on swiping to scroll. I assumed I'd be able to go forward or back by one screenful by tapping - like reading on a Kindle, or with the Kindle app.

Please give some more thought to making this app actualy useable while playing an instrument. In my view, I should always be able to see the next section of the music by a single tap, or go back with a single tap, and after I've messed about zooming it how I want it, it should keep it like that, not reset it to an unreadable zoom level so I have to start again.

I've got a lot of use out of MuseScore on my PC, so I don't begrudge the price of the Android app, but it's really not there yet, IMHO. I.e. it isn't yet useful for the most basic thing it's supposed to do - reading sheet music and turning pages, while playing.

dividing 4 eight notes into 2

I hope someone can help me.
I am writing a colourful piece for children. (violin, each string has different colours)

I need to write 8 eight notes after each other but unfortunately musescore puts them into 4-4. Because the notes are with colours I need to put them into 2-2-2-2 to make it look good. (otherwise it looks like an unreadable rainbow)

Using musecore 2.3.2
Thanks in advance

Free Musescore app VS MuseScore Songbook

Hi everyone!

Every day we are receiving complaints like "I can't open a file stored on my device with MuseScore app (free version)". So I decided to make a quick note here about that.

Opening files (no matter, stored on your local device or received by e-mail) is available in the paid version of the mobile app called Songbook. So, using the app offline by viewing the downloaded scores - it's, again, about MuseScore Songbook app. You can't do those things in free MuseScore app.

Things have always been like that, please see the old "introduction" article for mobile apps at 

Hopefully, I've cleared things out a little bit. And sorry for the inconvenience: I really think that it is not obvious - that's why people are asking about those things every day.

P.S.  Just one more thing - to make scores, you need to download MuseScore notation software at

MuseScore Mobile apps are for viewing and playing scores, not creating and editing them.

Sincerely yours,

Need instructions on how to create multiple notes on one staff

I'm trying to digitalize an old piece of sheet music of a song which has pretty much disappeared- can't find any recordings of it anywhere, and it's so old it's out of copyright. I'm totally new to MuseScore and cannot figure out for the life of me, no matter how much I google it, how to make something like this:
I'm completely stuck, so if you could give me simple instructions, I'd be very grateful! Thank you!

Copying works 2

I wrote an arrangement of XXX tentacion's "sad!"

My version is currently hidden by Musescore despite there only being 4/5 pieces displayed on my profile

Two users have copied this work

1. Downloaded, copied and reuploaded my work EXACTLY

2. This user downloaded and stole my percussion parts as well as my bass line and general form of the arrangement

I'm very disappointed in musescore for hiding my most popular score (around 4k views) AND hiding my original arrangement and NOT these two users AFTER I reported them

Clicking on (in browser history) without logging-in first ...

Shouldn't doing this prompt the viewer with the 'Login' screen, and then proceed to 'My Scores', just as happens if you click on ?
What I see instead is a 'false' My Scores page - headed "You can still upload 2 out of 5 scores" - followed by hundreds and thousands of other people's Score titles going back to 2011 (complete with a year-Index at the foot that lets you click back 'decades' before the site started). Views and Favorite numbers are revealed against many of the titles, although no actual Scores can be accessed, so far as I can tell ...

Something I've Noticed.....

 I was recently looking at the top scores on musescore. They all have around 500,000 views and thousands of favorites. 

But my issue was when I looked at the people who made those scores. 

Most of them had 1 to 3 pieces uploaded and had no pro. They joined around the same date as they uploaded their top pieces.

They also have thousands upon thousands of followers.

So "What is my problem with this" you may ask.

My problem is that those people who upload one score get thousands of followers. 
All because of the musescore algorithm makes these people show up on the front page because 1. They have very popular songs that are arranged.  2. They use many tags. 3. Because they are on the "Top scores" list on musescore.

These people are not active at all and newer musescorians are getting lead to them and not to the active composers, arrangers, and transcribers! This needs to be fixed.

Musescore should randomly show ACTIVE members to new users and not ones who have uploaded popular pieces and are no longer using the website.

- Thanks for your time, Mr_MusicGuy 

Enharmonic spelling

 I have generated a chord sequence to practice sight-reading and I want to produce it in all keys. My problem is that I have always thought of the key between C and D as C#, yet when I load the C# sequence (from midi, which does not have key signatures) into MuseScore, MuseScore writes it as Db. I tried dropping the C# signature onto the score, which works beautifully for other keys, but when I do, it shows all sorts of naturals and flats. How can I get it to recognize and write the score as C#. (Actually, the same thing happens with F# and Gb.)  I know I should learn Db and Gb, but I just want to see them as sharp keys, not flat. 

MuseScore's transition to Freemium and cross-platform access

Hello everyone,

Historically, MuseScore has had two mobile apps for Android: a paid one (Songbook) and a free one (MuseScore). There's also a desktop version of MuseScore where users can have  Pro accounts that are not linked to any of the apps which means they can't use their premium features there.
The vast majority of users use MuseScore Android to browse scores and in only a couple of years of its existence, about a million users have launched it at least once. These numbers inspire us to move forward and continue improving MuseScore products even further. 

Today, I want to announce a significant update that will be released shortly and after which MuseScore will transition to a cross-platform Freemium model.
This means that we'll unify subscriptions and accounts of the two existing apps and the desktop version of MuseScore. This way, Pro users from desktop will finally be able to use all premium features of the mobile app which will help us concentrate our efforts on improving it. 
Why are we doing this?

Our business model is 'Make products, not content' 
We put a lot of effort into improving our products. Mobile apps are a direction that we deem one of the most prospective ones and where we put the most effort into. 
While some companies make their apps free in stores but ask money for the access to scores, we negotiate with right holders of the scores in order to give our users free access to all public scores provided by our community.
We're searching for new competitive monetization models that will allow us to stay on par with market's powerhouses and we want to achieve this by continuously improving our services. 

All scores should be available to everyone
This is our core value. Any user from any device should have the most convenient way of accessing scores. The main advantage of the freemium model is that it allows all users to explore the app and upgrade their access if they like it enough. And by 'like' we firstly mean quickly and easily finding what users need or getting a lot of views on their own scores.  

Freemium works, it's how the majority of the mobile apps operate
We believe that the freemium model is the most prospective way of the mobile app development and that it'll let us accumulate more resources for turning MuseScore Android from a simple score browser to an invaluable tool for any musician.
Pro users shouldn't have any restrictions when they use our products. From the very first day of our work, we've been thinking how to give more value to pro users. Since then, we've introduced a lot of new features most important of which is being able to access all features of the mobile app. Users who previously bought MuseScore Songbook will soon get the access to the full version of the MuseScore mobile app (to get the access you’ll need to log in to your new account). 

Freemium means free
We'd like to note that these changes don't mean our apps will be hidden behind a paywall. The key functions of the app such as search and playback will remain free. However, some extra features like the offline access, opening scores from the local storage and a couple of others will be paid. 

We want more feedback and more ideas
We want to make our apps the best and the most useful for beginners and pros alike. That’s why we want to implement as many helpful instruments as we can and looking forward to receiving feedback from you. Bringing all products together will let us concentrate on developing them. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to share them here or in the ‘Improving MuseScore’ group. Thanks for reading!