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MuseScore-FREE music notation software-Full course

MuseScore tutorial to write professional sheet music. Use MuseScore for music composition and instrument rehearsal.
Instructor:
Martin Cohen
1,165 students enrolled
English
Easily write professional sheet music, lead sheets, chord sheets, songbooks or fakebooks
How to connect a MIDI piano keyboard for even easier note input
How to playback and loop your score for instrument rehearsal and composition
How to add all kinds of symbols and texts like lyrics, chord symbols, dynamics, lines and much more
How to export scores in PDF files, image files, audio files and MIDI files

MuseScore is the best FREE music notation software available.

This course is for anyone that wants to write professional sheet music, lead sheets or chord sheets with MuseScore.

Every musician and music teacher needs to write sheet music and should know about this fantastic music notation software.

Learn how to easily and efficiently write scores for one or more instruments (up to a whole orchestra). 

You can even enter notes using a MIDI piano keyboard.

It’s possible to print (or export as a PDF file) the individual parts for the instruments in the orchestra or band.

MuseScore is also a great tool for music composers and also for people that want to write accompaniment music to rehearse their instrument.

MuseScore features an extensive sound library used to playback (and loop) your score.

In this course, you will learn in detail how to do all of this, explained by a teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience.

Some of the topics covered in this course:

MuseScore installation on Windows, Mac and Linux

Entering notes, chords, accidentals and rests

Computer keyboard shortcuts for quicker note entry

How to enter notes with a MIDI piano keyboard

Navigating through MuseScore

Customizations

Multiple voices

Guitar tablature

Cut, copy & paste selections

Page layout

Key/time signature changes

Adding lyrics, chord symbols, repeats & jumps, fretboard diagrams, rehearsal marks

Creating individual parts for each instrument

Export MIDI / audio files

Playback

Printing & exporting

Plugins

Introduction

1
How to follow this course

Introduction to MuseScore - Quick start guide

1
Installation of MuseScore on Windows, Mac & Linux
2
Starting MuseScore on Windows, Mac & Linux
3
Creating a score
4
Entering notes & rests
5
Saving your score(s)
6
Playback
7
Printing & exporting your score

Discovering MuseScore

1
Overview
2
The view menu
3
Navigation
4
Customizing MuseScore
5
The sp-unit / More customizations
6
More customizations - Preferences
7
More file operations

Creating a score - Notes, rests & more

1
Entering notes
2
Rests
3
Chords
4
Accidentals
5
Ties
6
Tuplets
7
Grace notes
8
Cross-staff notation
9
Multiple voices
10
Adding instruments & adding guitar tablature
11
Other note input modes
12
Entering notes with a MIDI piano keyboard - Step time note input
13
Entering notes with a MIDI piano keyboard - Automatic real time note input
14
Entering notes with a MIDI piano keyboard - Manual real time note input

Editing a score/page

1
Making selections
2
Cut, copy & paste selections
3
Note editing
4
Adding & removing measures
5
Measure numbering
6
Splitting & joining measures
7
Explode
8
Implode
9
Page layout

Creating a score - Other elements

1
Barlines
2
Clef changes / Concert pitch
3
Key signature changes
4
Time signature changes
5
Adding title, subtitle, composer, lyricist
6
Adding tempo markings
7
Adding lyrics
8
Adding chord symbols
9
Adding a frame (with text, images...)
10
Adding header & footer
11
Adding lines
12
Adding dynamics
13
Adding repeats and jumps
14
Adding staff text
15
Adding system text
16
Adding rehearsal marks
17
Adding fretboard diagrams
18
Adding figured bass
19
Adding other symbols (ornaments, arpeggios, guitar bends and more)

Parts - Displaying individual instruments

1
Working with parts
2
Multimeasure rests

Playback, import & export

1
Playback & looping
2
Export audio
3
Export MIDI
4
MIDI output
5
Image capture

Bonus section

1
Plugins
2
Computer keyboard shortcuts
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