Free and open-source music notation software

MuseScore is music notation software used by millions of musicians worldwide to create, play and print beautiful sheet music. MuseScore is easy to use, yet powerful, and creates professional-looking sheet music. MuseScore is licensed under GNU GPLv2.

MuseScore is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, and is available in 50+ languages. It features an easy to use WYSIWYG editor with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful. It supports unlimited staves with up to four voices each, dynamics, articulations, lyrics, chords, lead sheet notation, import/export of MIDI and MusicXML, export to PDF and WAV, plus online score sharing.

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MuseScore 2017 Projects

  • Divya Raghunathan
    Improving the Accessibility of MuseScore for Visually Impaired Musicians
    The goal of the project is to improve keyboard accessibility so that visually impaired users can use MuseScore for score creation as well as score...
  • Aryaman Vinchhi
    Start-Up Wizard for MuseScore
    The project idea that I would like to implement is a start-up wizard for MuseScore. This idea stems from the idea of implementing keyboard layouts...
  • Joshua Bonn
    Timeline Navigator
    The timeline is a possible alternative to the existing navigator tool. It would display an abstract view of the score, distilling it down to measure...