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MuseScore for Mac

MuseScore 2.0

  -  53 MB  -  Open Source

Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of MuseScore 2.0.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of MuseScore for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

User interface:
- Continuous view: scroll horizontally through your score with no line or page breaks
- Start Center: start-up window which lets you easily pick up your work in progress or create new scores—and includes old MuseScore Connect, which puts a MuseScore composer in the spotlight and links to the MuseScore music sharing website and social media
- Inspector panel: easily alter parameters (e.g., positioning) of any element
- Piano keyboard: on-screen piano keyboard for note entry
- Customizable palettes and workspaces Basic and Advanced workspaces included by default, or define your own

- Selection filter: choose which types of elements to select for copy and paste operations
- Re-pitch mode: replace pitches without changing rhythms
- Image capture mode: save rectangular selections as graphics
- Explode/Implode: separate chords onto multiple staves, or combine multiple staves into chords
- More precise manual adjustments: nudge nearly any element any direction with keyboard or Inspector

Musical notation:
- Tablature support: variety of tab notation styles for guitar, bass, lute, and more
- Fret diagrams: easily create diagrams and set up your own palette of commonly used chords
- Dynamic text styles: changes automatically apply to all elements with that style
- New fonts: three musical fonts to choose from, with matching text fonts
- Flexible chord symbols: enter chord symbols using any common spellings, including support for German and solfege note naming and lower case minor chords
- Slash notation: fill selection with beat slashes, or convert notated rhythms to slashes on, above, or below staff
- Layout improvements: automatic correct positioning and spacing for multi-voice chords and rests, dots, accidentals, ties, articulations, hairpins, pedal markings, voltas, etc.
- More supported notations: pedal change markings, grace notes after (trill endings), falls/doits/scoops/plops/bends, bagpipe embellishments, figured bass, ambitus, early music notations, more flexible time signatures, and a huge set of additional music symbols from Steinberg's new open source Bravura music font

- Guitar Pro import: supports GP3, GP4, GP5, and GPX formats
- Import PDF: addition of an OMR service to import PDF files
- MusicXML import/export improvements: greater compatibility with other applications, ability to control degree of layout to be preserved
- MIDI import improvements: automatic simplification of rhythms, handling of multiple voices
- MP3 export: in addition to other audio formats WAV, FLAC and OGG
- Save online: improved integration with for online publishing

- New SoundFont: MuseScore's own more realistic Fluid R3
- Mid-score instrument changes: play a different instrument on the same staff
- Flexible swing style: swing eighth note or sixteenth note, set swing ratio
- Improved JACK support: for interoperability with other MIDI and audio programs
- Playback of more score markings: crescendo, decrescendo, smart tempo text interpretation, tremolo, mordents, improved repeats and voltas, etc.

Score management:
- Linked parts: changes in score automatically reflect in parts and vice versa
- Albums: combine several scores, e.g. multiple movements, into albums
- Styles: define and apply custom score styles, select default styles for scores and for parts
- Split and join measures: divide measure into shorter ones or combine measures into longer one

- Keyboard shortcuts: expanded availability of actions and many more shortcuts by default
- Documentation: extended handbook, available in print-friendly HTML and as PDF download
- Translations: into more than 50 languages, which can receive updates via the web
- Screen reader: support for NVDA screen reader (Windows-only) to read the music verbally
- Contextual help: new online help (F1) system aggregating online help resources