MuseScore 3: An Open-Source Alternative to Sheet Music Based Composition
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This week, we are taking a look at an Open -Source musical tablature editor called MuseScore 3. I discovered this fantastic program when I was searching for printable blank sheet music on which to practice my musical compositions. As it turns out, not only is MuseScore 3 an effective digital alternative to manual tablature, it also does a great job at teaching someone all of the details of the written musical language.
If you are anything like me then being able to read sheet music is a skill you value enough to want to learn and any method to help me and others do so is a welcome one; As it turns out, MuseScore 3 is a great way yo learn how to write musical notation, if you prefer to just jump right into the experience and don’t mind skipping over some theory that books would otherwise offer.
Not only is MuseScore 3 a great teaching tool, but it also doubles as a recording device, which can be directly interfaced with via USB (if your keyboard model supports it and you have the proper drivers) or via midi if you have the proper cables and equipment. This allows MuseScore to be more accessible to those who may prefer to just plug in and play by ear, rather than having to bother with the theory.
As you can see, MuseScore can virtually double as a free DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) from which you can create music or help to preserve older libraries of sheet music.
If you Are Interested in learning more and going a bit more in depth, you can download MuseScore HERE (available for Windows, Mac, & Linux). and check out this great introductory tutorial by youtuber Musician Startup.
And Finally, if you are looking for a less generalized tutorial and something that gets into some more of the specifics, you can look at MuseScore’s very own tutorial page.