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.

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15 days ago

Scrolling playback

The feature I'd like to see is the option to have a side scrolling playback rather than the page view. This would allow the larger font sizes to be more useful.

Right now, I experience a slight delay in page turns during playback. If anything, it would be better if they came slightly early.

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5 years ago

Unified access

I have a pro access for the android version. I have installed a mac version too, but cannot access pro services with the registered login. Is it already available the cross-platform release?

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a day ago

Musescore app freeze on loading songbook

I have had a problem on my Android tablet with a freeze when switching to the songbook tab. The song count started, got to the end but stayed there without opening the songbook. I was not pleased after adding 190 songs to the songbook to find I had to start over as there was no way to unfreeze the stalled songbook loading. I'm beginning to think that this new Musescore app is a disaster

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5 days ago

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!

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5 months ago

Transpose Window - Typo & Proposals

There's a typo on the transpose/tempo window of MuseScore 2.1.5 in German:
The tempo button at the right should be labelled "VERDOPPELN" not "VERFOPPELN"
The link to reset transposition should be labelled with the minor key in lowercase as it is the case on the transpose button below e.g. "C, a", not "C, A"
Common spellings for minor keys are e.g. a, am, Am. All three would be OK, I would prefer am or Am.
The layout of the transpose window in Songbook looks more clear to me.
That "reset to original key" shows the original key is an improvement.

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22 days ago

Opening .mscz files from file manager shows strange behaviour

When I open an mscz file from a file manager (long press - open with... - MuseScore), sometimes the file is displayed as expected, sometimes I end up in th e "browse scores" view. Possibly the difference is, if MuseScore is already running or not.
When the score is opened correctly, the "hamburger menu" top right sometimes doesn't do anything, sometimes it shows an incomplete unusable dropdown menu.

Offline files cannot be used reliably by now.

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21 days ago

MuseScore app on Android tablet won't refresh with changes

I create and maintain a score on my laptop. I upload the score to the musescore site. I check my account in from my laptop and it is indeed there with my recent changes. but when I try to access it via my tablet with the app, the latest version of the score does not appear, only the original version (with missing parts).Also, many times when I navigate to MyScores in the app, I'm greeted by an empty screen. Is there a caching problem with the app? Can caching be turned off, if so?Very annoying bug in an otherwise helpful app.

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2 months ago

Android 8.1

Hello everyone, I installed the Musescore-app from playstore on my tablet Medion Lifetab android 8.1 oreo, but it doesn't work? Can someone help me please.
I can only work with musescore on the website. Maybe the app isn't compatible?

Thanks, Jose

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a month ago

Add a mixer or ability to mute instruments individually

Thanks for the great app! An ability to control playback volumes and midi instruments for each track would be great. Ideally a full mixer similar to the one in the desktop editor would be brilliant but at least the ability to mute certain tracks would be great.

Also support for opening locally stored midi (.mid) and karaoke files (.kar) would be great!

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6 years ago

New äpp: controls unusable after orientation change

With the new äpp (this time, the correct version), when the rotation changes while a score is playing, playback continues, and 2–3 seconds afterwards, the screen representation has also caught up, but the controls are unusable: the “jump to beginning” one still works, for example, but the “pause” one becomes a “play” button that does nothing, so the playback can only be stopped by hitting the back button (changing orientation back also doesn’t fix it).

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2 months ago

Android app not exporting correctly to PDF when transposing

Hi all.
I've just downloaded the new Android app and it looks very promising.
However, one of uts most useful features (at least to me) is not working properly. If you select any song, transpose it, and export it to PDF, the PDF will show original (not transposed) chords and notes.
This used to work ok in previous versions of the app.
Any hint?
Thanks for your wonderful work.

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2 months ago

MuseScore Android 2.0.4 : Still a complete mess with Tablature

• The font is still low quality (like a low resolution scan)
• Stave texts overlap with the stave and with each other
• Stems and beams are a mess, often missing hooks and dots
• Coloured fret numbers are rendered as black


These scores display perfectly on the web, in the desktop version and in Android Songbook but are a mess in Android MuseScore. On a positive note, the user interface looks good and the mini score previews look correct, (including stems, beams, dots and colour!)

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2 months ago

Rendering issues with the new MuseScore app

In the new MuseseScore app, version 2.0.1, there are quite some rendering issues:

The lyrics dash as well as the melisma underscore are rendered too high.
Spaces in lyrics (Produced with Ctrl+Space, e.g. after a stanza number) are rendered as "?".
Lyrics moved to above the stave are rendered below.
The curly brace of a piano staff is too far left.
The measure repeat sign in a single line staff is not on the line, but below.

Also all the dialogs are in English, even though I know that translations are available.
From I see that localization is planned for the iOS version 2.0.4, is that true for the Android version too?

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4 months ago

Opening links to .mscz files in Anroid fails

I have the MuseScore Songbook installed on my Android devices (tablet, Phone),version 7.0)  Intentionally I have chosen to install this app instead of the MuseScore app, because the latter would not open an .mscz e-mail attachment on my Android devices.  

I have a choir website where I have links to .mcsz files. When I click such I link I would expect that file to be opened in the MuseScore Songbook app. However this is not the case. The file is magically interpreted by the system as a .zip file. When renaming the file to an .mscz file and clicking it, it says it doesn't have an app associated with it.  

However I can open in the Songbook app on my Android devices .mscz files that are sent as attachments with e-mail without any problem.  
Opening the .mcsz file links on the choir website on my PC where I have installed MuseScore also works as expected.  

I have no clue how to fix this. What is the difference between opening a file that is an e-mail attachment compared to a file in the downloads folder? Or why is there a difference in the way such a file is opened. Because apparently there is.

Probably is it is an Anroid issue, more than it is a MuseScore issue.

Best regards,  Martin

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3 months ago

Change master tuning

Is there any way to change master tuning (e.g. A=442hz)?
I want to use MuseScore mobile app to practice cello because the app has many useful features for the beginner, such as ...
1. Play with Metronome and/or Count-In
2. Change Tempo ( to practice from slow to fast )
3. Editable Loop Range ( to practice the specific scale in the long scale practice score. )
4. Play with Score ( this cannot be achieved with MIDI file )
It's almost perfect for me.
If I can change the master tuning to A=442hz, it'll be totally perfect.

 Only for the tuning, I have to export the score to MIDI file and play with another app...

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3 months ago

msc-Dateien unter Android nutzen (Songbook-App Android?)

(Frage umgezogen von  Startseite > Forums > Allgemeine Fragen und Probleme)

Wenn ich unten im Musecore-Fenster (auf unter Apps auf Android klicke (Link:, werde ich zum Playstore weitergeleitet und dort gibt es Musescore (für Android) und Musescore Beta, aber kein Songbook.
Nach dem, was ich bisher hier gelesen habe, brauche ich das  (kostenpflichtige) Songbook, um msc-Dateien auf dem Tablet/Smartphone  nutzen zu können (ohne sie von musescore herunterzuladen). Stimmt das  nicht mehr? Geht das jetzt mit der Musescore-App? Geht das gar nicht  mehr?

(Und ergänzt nach der Antwort im anderen Forum:)
Ich nutze zwar schon länger Musescore, aber hatte bisher, soweit ich mich erinnere, noch nie das Songbook, jedenfalls ganz sicher nicht auf dem Gerät, wo ich jetzt die msc-Dateien hören möchte. Die Musescore-App habe ich (neu) installiert.

(Do I have to translate my question?)

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3 months ago

Email-attachments will not open in MuseScore 2.0.2

I am unable to open in MuseScore a mscz-file sent to me as an e-mail attachment. When I download it, my Samsung suggests that I open the file in FileCommander, altough FC has never been given permission to open these files.

When I locate the file and try to open it in its folder, I am told that I don't have any apps installed that can open these files, please check Google Play. Google Play suggests MuseScore, and the circle starts again. The only way to open it, is to upload it to My Scores, and find it in the app.

This happens both on my Samsung pad and my Samsung S9.

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3 months ago

MusesScore App for Android version 2.0.2 doesn't work at all

As of today (and with yesterday's update to version 2.0.2) I just get a white screen, on 3 different mobile Android devices.
Well, on my mobile phone it works sometimes (but without the German localization?!?), on my 2 10" tablets never.

What the hell is going on here? That version did work yesterday, directly after the update.

On all devices I tried reboot, didn't help.
On one device I tried deinstall and install again: didn't help either!

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3 months ago

MuseScore App for Android TV

Please make the MuseScore/Songbook app available for Android TV too.

AFAIK this is basically just a switch to flip in your build environment, but I do see that an Ultimate Guitar app is available for Android TV, so I guess you know how to do it.

I'd love to see and listen to scores in MuseScore on my 55" Sony TV...

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3 months ago

[Solved] New MuseScore app won't install

On one of my devices (Asus ZenPad "10) the new MuseScore app won't install, error code is -505.
On 2 other devices (aother tablet and a phone, both Android too) it installed cleanly though.

Edit: Solved, I still had the broken Songbook 1.14 installed (the Beta that overwrote Songbook 1.13), removing that and the install of the new app worked.

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4 months ago