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I'm a student at a fine arts school majoring in music, and from personal experience, as the first person said, learning to play should be the primary goal. Learning the actual music theory will be tenfold harder without the foundation of actually playing. This being said, I suggest you go buy a cheap little keyboard and a method book to go with it (Hal ...


MuseScore certainly lets you enter notes and chords then hear what they sound like. I'd warn you, however, that studying music theory divorced from practical experience of PLAYING the sort of music being studied is going to lead you into a web of miscomprehensions and dead ends. Take lessons on playing an instrument. PLAY music. Let the theory follow.


I would say that MuseScore can be a great tool to exercise some of the learning you do. I'm not aware of any tutorials that explicitly use MuseScore to teach theory. However, with MuseScore, you can construct chords AND there is a built-in, visual keyboard that can be used to input notes. You might try going to to start learning theory. ...


A pragmatic answer: if there is a way to notate that repeats are to be played on D.C. or D.S., it is not well known. I'm not saying there is no such standard, only that it is not widespread. The best you can do is to write it out: "D.S. with repeats", or "D.S con repetizione" if you prefer italian.

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