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Heads up - MuseScore 4.2.1 coming soon!

Published about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hello! This week we are expecting to see the release of MuseScore 4.2.1. It's a relatively minor release, but it fixes some rather annoying bugs in 4.2 and will definitely be recommended to install as soon as it becomes available.

This week we're also start on some ear training projects in the musicianship skills workshop for Gold-level members. My aim is to make ear training a regular feature of your practice - not as a separate activity, but as an integral part of how you look at music. Over the coming weeks we'll be spending some time on this in the Music Master Class as well.

Mastering MuseScore

For the ultimate guide to the world's most popular music notation software, see my online course Mastering MuseScore 4.

MuseScore Café

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will look at MuseScore 4.2.1. Although not much has changed since 4.2, this also gives us a good opportunity to step back and see the big picture, with a tour of the whole program.

The free MuseScore Café is live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

Tip of the Week

MuseScore adjusts the spacing between systems in your score automatically based on a number of style settings as well as on the actual content of your score. In this video post, I show how MuseScore optimizes this spacing to produce good results in most cases with no need to change anything, and I also show how to alter the one setting you might occasionally need to.

Musicianship Skills

If you want to learn more about music - theory, composition, improvisation, and more - become a Gold level member and receive access to all of our music courses as well as exclusive benefits like my weekly Office Hours.

Music Master Class

This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, we'll do some ear training and look at more music submitted by Gold-level members for our SATB project.

The free Music Master Class is live on Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

In Theory

Sometimes it seems we spend more time in music theory learning what to avoid (e.g, parallel fifths) than what sounds good. In this video post, I show how Bach uses parallel thirds and sixths to great effect in a harmonized melody.

Until next time, keep making music!
Marc Sabatella

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My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am the founder of Outside Shore Music - a pioneer of online music education since the dawn of the web. As the creator of Mastering MuseScore, A Jazz Improvisation Primer, and other resources, I have dedicated most of my life to helping as many musicians as I can. Subscribe to my free newsletter for MuseScore tips, theory insights, and more information on how to create your best music!

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