MuseScore-FREE music notation software-Full course
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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.
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4.6 (64 ratings)
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1,358 students enrolled
Created by Martin Cohen
Last updated 2/2018
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Current price: $44.99 Original price: $64.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • You need a computer
  • You need to know how to read music
  • A MIDI piano keyboard is optional
Description

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



Who this course is for:
  • This course is for everyone that wants to write sheet music, lead sheets, chord sheets, songbooks or fakebooks. So for musicians of all genres, but also for music teachers that have to make sheet music for their courses
  • This course is for everyone that wants to compose music with the aid of MuseScore
  • This course is for everyone that wants to write accompaniment music to practice their instrument
Course content
Expand all 66 lectures 04:25:00
+ Introduction to MuseScore - Quick start guide
7 lectures 42:00
Starting MuseScore on Windows, Mac & Linux
04:12
Entering notes & rests
14:06
Saving your score(s)
02:36
Printing & exporting your score
03:05
+ Discovering MuseScore
7 lectures 40:25
The view menu
10:47
Navigation
08:04
Customizing MuseScore
04:26
The sp-unit / More customizations
04:13
More customizations - Preferences
03:01
More file operations
04:43
+ Creating a score - Notes, rests & more
14 lectures 51:39
Entering notes
03:20
Rests
02:35
Chords
02:58
Accidentals
04:32
Ties
01:39
Tuplets
04:52
Grace notes
02:07
Cross-staff notation
01:29
Multiple voices
04:30
Other note input modes
06:00
Entering notes with a MIDI piano keyboard - Automatic real time note input
05:22
Entering notes with a MIDI piano keyboard - Manual real time note input
04:10
+ Editing a score/page
9 lectures 32:35
Making selections
07:14
Cut, copy & paste selections
04:23
Note editing
04:00
Adding & removing measures
02:50
Measure numbering
02:44
Splitting & joining measures
01:33
Page layout
03:58
+ Creating a score - Other elements
19 lectures 01:12:22
Barlines
02:27
Clef changes / Concert pitch
05:34
Key signature changes
03:45
Time signature changes
02:53
Adding title, subtitle, composer, lyricist
01:32
Adding tempo markings
04:21
Adding lyrics
04:56
Adding chord symbols
06:02
Adding header & footer
02:31
Adding lines
03:56
Adding dynamics
03:52
Adding repeats and jumps
06:54
Adding staff text
02:50
Adding system text
03:46
Adding fretboard diagrams
06:24
Adding figured bass
00:38
Adding other symbols (ornaments, arpeggios, guitar bends and more)
04:07
+ Parts - Displaying individual instruments
2 lectures 08:13
Working with parts
04:55
Multimeasure rests
03:18
+ Bonus section
2 lectures 02:32
Plugins
02:29
Computer keyboard shortcuts
00:03