iOS devices using SongBook with multiple MuseScore accounts appear to share a common local storage space for downloaded songs.
If I download a song using one account, then log in to the SongBook app using a different account, the Songbook tab of the 2nd account shows the newly downloaded song as if that 2nd account had downloaded it.
I have created a MuseScore Group for our community chorus and have added several files to this group, and also some members of our chorus.
When our chorus members log in using their Songbook app what must they do in order to see the files I have added to the Group?
How does this change if I upload the Group files as "private?"
How can Group members use just Songbook (not DropBox) to download a Group file so it can be played offline?
It is already possible to change the speed and volume. But you must tap on that tiny icon first and then move the slider. I could imagine this to be accomplished by two or multi finger gestures. I recommend to add an option to disable this new feature. Maybe not all useres will appreciate the gesture feature.
While transposing the key it may easily happen that note's become written 4 extra lines below or above the standard 5 line bar which for many people reads difficult. Usually you want to transpose the notes one octave higher or lower. I should like very much to see an octave interval up and down to adapt for easiër reading.
Since not yet handbooks were available for the MuseScore Songbook I wrote one myself in English and Dutch. Both can be downloaded from my public directory at Dropbox.
PLease feel free to comment. All corrections and suggestions to add missing info are welcome.
For some for me unclear reason I just discovered there is no or little discussion about the "MuseScore Songbook" at iOS or for Androïd on the forums located at musescore.org. Discussions seemed to be located at musescore.com instead, which seems for me a "strange move". No wonder also here there seems to be (too) little attention for the app imho. Why not a separate forum called "MuseScore Songbook" (at iOS+Androïd) created in musescore.org or a side navigation pointing to these pages. Notating and composing may be an important issue but imho many more musicians are interested in easy downloading, importing, exchanging, transposing on the fly and reading music from a tablet like iPad or alike (Androïd). When I want to enter a forum in musescore I type "musescore forum" in Google and arrive in musescore.org.
Then I discovered there is also https://musescore.com/groups/musescore-android especially for Androïd.
Nothing written there. Since many basic app issues cover both OS systems I should not separate these, especially since both tablets will be used in the same bands and the apps look similar to me.
There isn't also a simple Handbook especially for this particular and valuable app. One great pré imho is that the app is available at iPad and for Androïd tablets in an identical shape, which covers probably >>90% of the worldwide used tablets, making every musician happy. With 12" iPad's and 13.3" e-readers (Sony) coming or already available any resistance against music reading from a tablet will vapourize soon.
I guess I should start to write a Handbook myself.
That the latest update now honors the linebreaks is great, thanks for that.
I cannot add attachements in the discussions here. Why not?
when practising a score with two repeats, I was trying to start playing in the second part (tap pause, tap long on the place I want to start till that note sounds, tap play) but the app always jumps to the first part, so I have to listen to the entire first part twice before I can hear the second part. Here is the example:
In the Mac desktop program it works fine. Could you please take a look?
Hi - bought the app the other day - happy to support the broader Musescore project (bought the book too).
I'm trying to figure out what the app's purpose is - and have a feature request or two.
Is it's main purpose as a play-along practice app?
From the sparse info on the App store, it's purpose wasn't clear to me.
I was anticipating it was a performance/practice app (doesn't matter if it isn't - as I said, happy to support Musescore) - but play along seems more dominant.
In that vein - is it possible as an option to disable the play-along feature? I know I don't have to hit the play 'button' - but touching the screening at any point plays a note and puts the play-along 'highlight' point there. A small annoyance (to me :-)
At the same time, I appreciate that the metronome will change with time signatures, so that's a great feature for practice - something I'm not aware any other app does. Be good to keep that without the play along part :-)
I'm hoping the air pedal feature is added in the future for iOS - can't practice or perform without it.
Finally, I'm sure it's on the app roadmap, but an ability to add/edit performance marks would be great. I understand that moves it in the direction of a score editor and you may not be doing that. But any changes that allows floating text fields for performance/practice marks would be great (or direct editing :-).
I appreciate most(all?) performance apps are fundamentally pdf readers with an additional text layer for performance marks, and that the musescore format may not accomodate that option. I won't complain if that's the case
Finally - really great work on Musescore 2 - much easier to use, and best of all, the layouts look really great.
I have muses core 2.x on my PC and looking at the full version for iPad. As I understand it I have to create a new score on PC upload to Google Docs (I have linked PC to iPad already in this manner so my preferred) and then download to iPad. Then I can play it on iPad and in accompaniment practice along with my keyboard.
1. Have I got that right?
2. Can I somehow via a standard I/F say MIDI then get the score in Musescore (iPad) to play out to my keyboard? If not are there plans for this greater integration?
Would it be possible to to have a continuous view like there is with the Musescore 2.0 betas? Or is this tied to the release of 2.0 like the page breaks? Also would it be possible to have folders in the score selection menu and the ability to rename files? Because the prospect of individually re-syncing files does not appeal just so I can revise the names of pieces.
The login screen for the iOS app (1.8) seems to use a regular text field rather than one that hides the password as it's typed, and also doesn't enforce using the built-in keyboard or prevent keyboards from remembering the password. However, returning to the login screen e.g. after entering a bad password, the password seems obscured, but the issue reappears when entering the password again. I have only tried this from an iPad Air with iOS 8.3.
I have been loading individual files from a large number MSCZ files in Dropbox.
I select the file in Dropbox which diplays an Up Arrow Icon which allows me to open the file in Songbook.
Question: Is there a way to upload multiple files?
Your comments appreciated.
When using the MuseScore Songbook (iPad) identical measures are found with the same chord, the measures will be replaced by a thick line with the mentioned chord from the first measure and the repetition number above the line. So far so good, but the chord does NOT transpose anymore. (Additonally it sometimes used a different chord font-family as well).
On the Discover page of the iOS app there is a drop drown for filtering by instrument. Even though there is sheet music for the euphonium (ex: by jojo48 - The First Noel), the instrument does not show up in the list. Is this an over site, or am I missing something?
(There is no baritone horn either - an almost identical instrument. )
There is no really difference between the 2 apps (MS & SB). I purchased SB, because I want to keep the scores offline. But no way. The app searches and searches and searches.....
BTW: It would be superb to be able to transpose the songs. And: Too expensive for the only offline Feature (which as I said doesn’t work on my iPad2), I’am a little-very disappointed.
I am "wowed" by the Beta 2 version! The album feature in MS Beta 2 is really working good. The message I get when trying to open an ALBUM file in MS Songbook is: "Bad version Can only open scores made with MuseScore 1.3". The ALBUM feature will help me tremendously because I want to share hymns containing several verses per hymn as a single file with others. I have created each verse separately in version 1.2 and want to combine it as complete song. To copy and paste each verse to the end of the previous verse is tiring and cumbersome (more than 4000 verses = 857 songs). And the titles of the verses (e.g.. verse 2; verse 3) disappear when I export MuseScore 2.0 files as MusicXML and import into MS 1.2 to view in MS Songbook.
When I started using the Musescore Player (now Songbook) I ran into a couple of issues.
1. Can you register it to download documents when synching? That way you can load from your local filesystem, rather than dropbox or the web. (Scorch does this)
2. Can it download multiple scores at once? Istr that I had to navigate through dropbox folders for each score I wanted to download, which quickly became tedious.
3. Can it register its willingness to handle .mscz files on the iPad? After the first time Safari remembered enough to offer Musescore as an option but not enough to bypass Safari altogether. Chrome was worse!
These are not serious issues, but might make for a better user experience.
thanks for a great app, Anita