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MuseScore Studio

Published 19 days ago • 2 min read

Hello! This week we should see an update to MuseScore - now being rebranded as MuseScore Studio to help differentiate the notation software from the website and mobile apps. MuseScore Studio 4.3 adds a few interesting features and fixes many bugs, and I will be highlighting this release in the MuseScore Café. BTW, the mobile apps also just got an update, finally (!) supporting MuseScore 4 files.

I’m also launching a second Office Hours session at a somewhat later time, to try to accommodate Gold-level members for whom the regular time is not convenient. It is impossible for one or even two times to work for everyone, but I plan to experiment a bit in coming months to see what works best.

Meanwhile, in ​Practical Counterpoint​, we are focusing on canon - the culmination of our work on imitation and a major building block of many important musical forms.

Mastering MuseScore

If you are interested in getting the most out of the world's most popular music notation software, join our community with a Mastering MuseScore membership for the most comprehensive training & expert support available!

MuseScore Café

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we take a look at the improvements in MuseScore Studio 4.3. A new “sound flags” feature to access different playback options within Muse Sounds is one highlight.

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

One of the best new features in MuseScore Studio is “sound flags” - a special type of staff text that you can use to control different aspects of playback for instruments using Muse Sounds. In this video post, I demonstrate how to use sound flags to select different types of violin samples; the same technique applies to other instruments as well.

Musicianship

If you are serious about learning music - theory, composition, improvisation, and more - become a Gold-level member and receive access to all of our music courses and workshops, as well as exclusive benefits like my weekly Office Hours, in addition to our acclaimed Mastering MuseScore resources.

Music Master Class

This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, we discuss canons and look at the examples composed for the Practical Counterpoint​ course.

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

I have been talking a lot about counterpoint lately in conjunction with my online course, Practical Counterpoint. One of the things I mean when I say I am dealing with “practical” counterpoint is, you don’t have to write a whole canon or fugue to use contrapuntal techniques. Sometimes just one section of a piece might be in canon just employ polyphonic techniques. In this video post, I show how my Music Master Class theme music uses canon as one element of a larger (albeit still quite short) whole.

Until next time, keep making music!
Marc Sabatella

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Outside Shore Music / Mastering MuseScore

by Marc Sabatella

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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