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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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MuseScore Café - With and Without a Keyboard

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will look at how you can use your computer keyboard to control just about everything in MuseScore, from note input to menus to palettes and more. This is an important consideration for blind users but can also improve productivity for...

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MuseScore Café - Automate Your Writing

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will look at how MuseScore can help automate some of the tasks associated with composing and arranging music. Adding a harmony part in thirds, exploding chord voicings across multiple staves, creating imitative counterpoint, generating...

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MuseScore Café with special guest Martin Keary

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, I will be joined by special guest Martin Keary (@Tantacrul on YouTube and elsewhere) to discuss, well, whatever Martin wants to talk about. Martin is the head of design for MuseScore and has been responsible for many of the improvements in...

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