Unlimited number of staves
Up to four voices per staff
Easy and fast note entry with your keyboard, mouse, or MIDI keyboard
Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
Translated in 47 languages
GNU GPL licensed
Several other languages have been partly translated.
Up to four voices per staff:
Lyrics, unlimited number of verses:
Automatic note head positioning in chords:
Cross staff beams
- Ubuntu official: There are ready-to-install packages for Ubuntu in the "universe" repository. The packages provided are often older versions than the current stable version. Please consult your favorite package manager for the "mscore" package, or click here to install directly from your browser.
- Ubuntu stable backports: The most recent stable release, backported from Debian (as opposed to the supported, and often older, official Ubuntu package), is always available in the mscore-stable repository. Please be aware that this package will not necessarily receive support from the Ubuntu or Debian developers.
- Debian: The package "mscore" has been available in Debian (and derivatives) since lenny, and can be installed from the main repository using your favorite package manager. An up-to-date package is available for Sid and Squeeze. If you want to run the current stable version of MuseScore, you can download deb files on SourceForge.
- Fedora: Download the correct rpm package for you architecture from SourceForge or check your package manager.
- PCLinuxOS: The last stable version is available in PCLinuxOS repositories.
- openSUSE: The latest rpm packages for opensuse can be downloaded from the multimedia:musescore repository of the Open BuildService. The easiest way to get musescore for openSUSE is to use the 1-Click Install from the BuildService download site.
- Ubuntu: The latest Ubuntu prereleases can be obtained from the mscore-ubuntu PPA. Please browse to https://launchpad.net/~mscore-ubuntu/+archive/ppa for more information.
- Download the source files for the stable release of MuseScore
- How to build MuseScore using Ubuntu Linux
Subversion sourcecode repository
- Qt gui lib version 4.6 or newer MuseScore probably does not compile with older versions
Precompiled packages are often split into "runtime package" and "development package". You need to install both packages
- A recent X11 with freetype2 support and render extension (which gives antialiased screen fonts)
- ALSA Version 1.0 or newer; this is only used for midi keyboard entry
- CMake 2.4
- lame (and libmp3lame-dev)