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Basic Music Theory course now available!

I am thrilled to announce the availability of my latest online course, Basic Music Theory. This course covers the fundamentals of music - notation, pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, and chords - in the same clear and thorough manner that thousands upon thousands of students have come to rely on...

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Music educators - we want to help as you prepare to teach online due to COVID-19!

In a very short time, the COVID-19 coronavirus has led to an unprecedented number of closures, cancellations, and changes to how we do things. Within just the past week, quite a few schools have announced they are moving their teaching online this semester. Yet few educators are prepared for...

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MuseScore Accessibility: JAWS Support, FOSDEM Presentation

On February 2, 2020, fellow developer Peter Jonas and I gave a presentation on our accessibility work at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels. I gave a brief preview of this in my last article here, and hinted at a new announcement we would be making. So now I'd like to followup. First, the...

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MuseScore at FOSDEM 2020

Hello! I wanted to update you on some of what is going on for me and Mastering MuseScore. First, I continue to work on my new course on Basic Music Theory and other resources such as the Music Master Class I am launching. However, something came up this month that ended up diverting most of...

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MuseScore 3.3 Released

MuseScore 3.3 is now available! It brings some significant improvements, particularly in the area of usability: simple palette customization beginner-friendly note input workflow improved accessibility for blind users Roman numeral analysis and Nashville number system...

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Interactive Worksheet

[ This is a demonstration of an interactive worksheet created using MuseScore ] Let's look at a harmonization of Mary Had A Little Lamb: Some the devices used include secondary dominants, an augmented sixth chord, and an inversion to create more interesting voice leading in the bass. Can...

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Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course

Fall (2018) update - I am thrilled to report that Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course is officially open! Whether you are a beginner looking for a quick step-by-step introduction to the program, or a more experienced user looking to work more efficiently, pick up a few new tips, or...

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