The World's Most Popular Notation App

MuseScore's main purpose is the creation of high-quality engraved musical scores in a "What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get" environment. It supports unlimited staves, linked parts and part extraction, tablature, MIDI input and output, percussion notation, cross-staff beaming, automatic transposition, lyrics (multiple verses), fretboard diagrams, and in general everything commonly used in sheet music.

Style options to change the appearance and layout are available and style sheets can be saved and applied to other scores. In January 2020, MuseScore introduced a unique engraving and notation style built by its full time designer, Martin Keary and engraver Simon Smith.

MuseScore can play back scores through a sequencer and SoundFont sample library. Playback is currently being greatly expanded to include VST support. MIDI output to external devices and software synthesisers is also possible.

The team organise themselves according to a general roadmap published by the product owner every six months, which sets out provisional goals for the internal team. This allows the extended developer community to comment on the roadmap and potentially offer to take ownership over aspects of it. This also allows other contributors to have visibility on aspects of the codebase that may change over the next 6-12 months. In combination with our community organiser, tasks are drawn up and published to provide a well organised collaboration focused on a specific upcoming release.

All members provide bug tracking support and feedback.

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MuseScore 2021 Projects

  • Ashwath V A
    Chord Symbol Style Editor
    MuseScore is an open-source software that enables users to create and share professional-grade sheet music. The application really stands out as a...
  • Arjun Taneja
    Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
    Improving Accessibility for the Visually Impaired My project revolves around making improvements to MuseScore’s design that acknowledge, dismantle,...
  • Sidharth Anand
    Smart Tempo in MuseScore 4
    Smart Tempo in MuseScore 4 Adding static and dynamic tempo changes The primary focus of this project is intended to improve the engraving support for...