Questions tagged [musescore]

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Can MuseScore be used programmatically?

I wasn't sure whether to post this on StackOverflow or here, but since the pros in MuseScore should be on this platform, here it goes: I have a custom build system to create a pdf songbook using ...
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What does the L-shaped symbol attached to C5 and G4 on the top staff mean?

I am trying to learn Kiss The Rain by Yiruma, and I am learning from a score published on musescore. Source: https://musescore.com/user/27057308/scores/4838600 I was confused by the L-shaped line ...
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What is the idea of “transposing by perfect unison”?

As far as I understand, a "perfect unison" refer to two notes sounding the same pitch. Why both MuseScore and Sibelius 7 (I work with these two programs) offer a feature to transpose the up or down by ...
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Piano Pedal Notation P, Pw, with and without *

I'm transcribing a piano reduction of Suppé's Light Cavalry into MuseScore. This particular score has pedal notation P. *, Pw. *, and then some parts where there's no *. I'm assuming (perhaps ...
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Different note head uses in MuseScore?

The photo here is from "MuseScore", the free notation software. A note head replaces a note head, shown in this photo. Since I have never seen these note heads before, what are these used for (if ...
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How to write a score that begins with a pickup note and repeats

Hi I'm writing a song as a score for piano and vocal. The verses begin with a pickup note on 4. So, after the chorus I end on 4 and then pickup up into the next verse with a repeat sign. The question ...
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MuseScore 3 Prevent Grouping (Beaming) Notes

I'm trying to write a Sheet on MuseScore 3. The Question is: As you can see in the original Sheet the notes aren't grouped... How can I prevent automatic grouping of the notes?
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Notation: grace note played on the beat with a chord

I want to write a four note chord in which three notes are held but one note is played and released very quickly. The extra note is played on the beat with the rest of the chord so is not an ...
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Divisi in Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

I am looking at the score for Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings op.48, Violins I section, and I can see that there are double-stops. It is not marked divisi, but I'm listening to some recordings and ...
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Piano notation for trilling just one note in a chord?

I have a piano chord (specifically a triad), and I want to trill the note at the top. Is there any way to express this using musical notation? Also, if there is notation for this, how would I do it ...
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Creating lead sheets using MuseScore

I'm trying to separate a choral arrangement into simplified individual sheets for the different parts and instruments. Need to be able to create a sheet with: Music Lyrics Chords I have issues ...
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Lilypond generated with MuseScore does not fit the width of the page in XeTeX doc

I am using MuseScore 1.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 to write my scores. Then I save them as LilyPond files, and include them in my tex document using \lilypondfile, like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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Piano chord fingering notation with only 1 finger number for multi-finger chord

The following score has suggested fingering, where some left hand chords only have one finger number indicated. Does it mean the other fingers on the same chord are obvious or whatever your preference ...
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Simple way to add an additional octave in Musescore?

I wrote an arrangement in Musescore, and I got complaints that some (most) notes on a particular instrument were too high for a beginner. So now I want to add an additional lower octave for each note. ...
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How do I use efficient repeats in sheets for pop music?

I'm transcribing some music with the following structure: Intro AB AC AB AC Outro How in the world can I notate this with repeats and codas? Do I just have to write it all out? I'm using Musescore.
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Problems reading sheet music with visual disability

I'm not really sure if "visual disability" is correctly said since english is not my native language and had to use Google Translator. My worries are about reading sheet music. I'm trying to learn ...
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Incorrect sheet music notes in MuseScore playback

I'm a beginner in the piano and I'm really struggling to read sheet music. I guess I've taken up a song that's way over my head (Kiss the Rain - Yiruma) I'm unable to understand why the following 2 ...
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How should I write a SATB piece in Musescore with respect to its voice soundfont?

I'm currently writing a vocal piece for a high school SATB chorus in Musescore. Throughout the composition process, I've been using the Musescore playback, which presents all voice syllables in a ...
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Delete rest and reflow rest of score in MuseScore

I have a large MuseScore document from the internet that has a lot of time changes. About six hundred measures in (halfway through), there is a minor error: an extra beat of rest. This throws off the ...
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How to make a da capo or dal segno playback include repeats in MuseScore?

I'm currently writing on musescore, and I have a problem getting the desired playback using dal segno: the second time through, repeat signs are ignored. According to this link, inner repeats in a ...
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In MuseScore, is it possible to add tab to an existing bass notation so I'd get both notation and tabs for bass?

I'm using MuseScore 2 and I've been wondering: Is it possible to add tab to an existing bass notation so I'd get both notation and tabs for bass like you can have it for regular guitar? Basically I ...
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How to write down this cadenza in Musescore?

I am arranging Mozart's Sonata in C minor for a string trio, and I am almost done writing down the second movement. But there are 2 cadenzas that I don't understand how to write down. I can do long ...
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In musescore, is there a way to automatically create a guitar or bass tab from existing notation and keep them in sync?

I use MuseScore on Ubuntu 15. In a couple of pieces I have an existing music as such In musescore, is there a way to automatically create a guitar or bass tab from these lines? Moreover is it ...
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How do I have MuseScore continue notes in bass clef thats are input in treble clef?

I am trying to input this: But in MuseScore, I get this: The note will not become a continuation of the already played notes in the treble clef. Why not? edit This question is already answered, ...
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Collaboration. Is there a site that allows musicians to find and work with each other on compositions? [closed]

There are hoards of sites on which to place finished products: scoreascore, sound cloud, etc. But, is there a site that allows musicians to find and work with each other on compositions? For example, ...
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How can I represent this measure in MuseScore?

How can I write the following figure in MusicScore? This is the best I could do so far:
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How do I create tremolos in Musescore

I have a section of music from brahms hungarian dance no. 1 that I am trying to arrange but am having some trouble writing this in musescore. Any ideas?
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The proper way to mark sustain pedal for MuseScore playback and live performer?

Thanks in advance for your help here. I am very new to music theory and notation. As such, I may struggle with your reply if it has a lot of musical vocab. I'm using a great free music notation ...
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Are there any simple ways to improve the sound quality of songs I made in MuseScore?

I have composed several tracks using MuseScore. I exported these as MIDIs and played them on my phone to my friend. His comment was: "It sounds like the music from an old computer game like Super ...
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Convert a MuseScore piece to negative harmony

I'd like to experiment with a large selection of tunes to see what negative harmony does to them but I don't want to spend time converting them note by note. Does MuseScore have a plugin to ...
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Music Notation (in Musescore) - Ties or Separate Voices?

I'm new to using Musescore and writing notation, so excuse any ignorance on my part. For the sake of example, let's say we want to play a C-Major triad in the root position, but we want to express ...
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Extra beats per measure on one staff [duplicate]

I'm new to stack exchange, so here goes... How is this possible: Some sheet music I'm trying to use, written in 6/4 time, is written for piano, and, of course, includes both treble and bass staffs. ...
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How to stop playback after a certain measure in Musescore?

Often when I arrange, I include a jam part where I just use the chord notes. I prefer to have this these sections after everything. See picture: The problem is when I listen to it on my computer. I ...
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MIDIs sound different depending on the player?

So I get that MIDIs aren't audio files. They're more of an archive of music notes. But how is it that all MIDI players manage to play the song with its original instruments, while editors like Logic ...
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How to display instrument name always unshortened in MuseScore?

MuseScore (2.0.3) displays the full instrument names only on the first line, on the other lines it is displayed shortened, like this: How to force the application to show the instrument names always ...
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Possible to place a chord diagram summary before the music notation in MusicXML or MuseScore?

Is it possible to place a chord diagram summary (fretboard legend) before the score music in MusicXML or MuseScore? If yes, then how? Background: The chord diagram summary (i.e. fretboard legend) ...
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Where do you find “dim.” within musescore?

Where is dim. found within musescore?
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Musescore issue: Bar going across the page

I am using Musescore 3.2.3 and I'm trying to analyze Beethoven's Pathetique sonata by first writing it down, and then analyzing the harmony. But, I have a slight issue. The bar is going right across ...
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Writing music in DAW: what's your workflow?

I'm just curious how people write music in DAW when they have no input MIDI devices. Piano roll isn't particularly convenient to write music, and built-in score editors seem to be so so, too. I used ...
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Sforzando but fortissimo, how to fix that?

I wished that Musescore could recognize the note velocity of other instruments when I just put in a series of sforzandos in 1 instrument followed by forte to recognize that it needs to do a crescendo. ...
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Is there any way to export parts via command line in Musescore?

I export parts a lot in Musescore. I would like to do something like this: $ musescore -i myScore.mscz --export-parts Exporting myScore-piano.pdf Exporting myScore-guitar.pdf Exporting myScore-drums....
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Insert rest in musescore at the start of the measure

I have this: but I want the rest in the beginning of the measure. How do I do that?
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How to tie the first note of the second volta in MuseScore?

How to tie the (first) note of the second volta to the previous note in MuseScore?
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Why is this bar in musescore the wrong length

I was working on this sheet in musescore but I got up to the second bar in this image and it seems to be the wrong length for the time signature. If I try to add quarter notes to it I can only fit in ...
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MIDI file resets Garritan to default

Every time I load a MIDI file into ARIA Player, it resets my mixer board settings once I hit the play button. I am getting the MIDI files from my compositions in Musescore 2. How can I fix this ...
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Programmatically export musescore scores into separate wav or mp3 files?

I can already take a collection of musescore files and export them as PDF, Wave, or MP3 without issue via find *.mscz -exec musescore {} -o {}.mp3 \; However, I'd like to expand on this and export ...
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MuseScore 3: Play Different Instrument per Voice

Is it possible to play different Instrument per voice In MuseScore 3? How to do it?
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Time signature issue in MuseScore

How to add only one rest or note at the starting of the piece against the time signature without changing it in musescore?
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MuseScore - Copy and paste

I have just started experimenting with MuseScore. Nothing serious but it is proving to be a useful tool to explore and understand music. I was entering some string parts and hit this odd problem. I ...
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How to indicate things that you should listen for in Musescore?

Some people have complained about my arrangements being hard to understand when only viewing your part sheet. Because of that, I'd like to somehow indicate that a certain part should not be played, ...