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MuseScore Café - Ask Me Anything

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, it's time for our first Wednesday AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session! Last month we covered a lot of ground despite some technical glitches. This time should be even better, so come join us and ask your questions in the live chat! The MuseScore...

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Fixing Mistakes

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we take a look at ways of fixing some of the most common mistakes we all make entering music. Leaving out a note (or an entire measure), entering a duration wrong, forgetting the key signature, having concert pitch set incorrectly,...

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MuseScore Café - Lessons from the Real Book

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we take a look at the most popular fakebook in the jazz world: the Real Book. Like any fakebook, it has its strengths and weaknesses, but it has established itself as the standard reference for countless musicians. I actually worked as an...

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MuseScore Café - The Big Picture

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, I want to talk about some of the things that have the biggest effect on the overall look of your score. These include decisions about size and spacing, line and page breaks, font choices, etc. And since we had so many technical glitches last...

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MuseScore Café - Ask Me Anything

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we start a new tradition: first Wednesday AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). My plan is to host these special AMA sessions on the first Wednesday of every month and focus entirely on your questions. So, any topic you like, I'll answer the best I...

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MuseScore Café - I Hear Voices!

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will focus on multiple voices. That means, more than one independent melodic line happening at the same time on the same staff. How to do this is the #1 frequently asked question on the Support forum. And even once one gets the basic...

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MuseScore Café - Back to Basics

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we get back to basics - things everyone needs to do in MuseScore, like enter notes, navigate through your score, etc. For beginners, this will get you started on the right foot and hopefully address any struggles you might be having. But also,...

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MuseScore Café - More Playback Tweaks

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we continue our exploration of playback possibilities. Last week we looked at how you can use different soundfonts to provide different or arguably more realistic instruments. But that's only part of the story. There is much you can do even...

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MuseScore Café - Soundfont Shootout

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we check out a variety of soundfonts you can install for more realistic playback, a wider range of available sounds, or other special effects. I'll show you how to find soundfonts, how to download them, how to install them, and how to use them...

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MuseScore Café - Symbols and Graphics

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will look at adding a wide variety of symbols to your scores, including some you may not have known MuseScore supported. We'll also look at adding custom graphics, and at exporting your score - or portions of it - as graphics. Using these...

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