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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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MuseScore Café - Ten Years of MuseScore

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of MuseScore! This week in 2011 marked the release of MuseScore 1.0, so today we take a look back at the incredible impact that MuseScore has had on the music community and on how MuseScore itself has...

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MuseScore Café - Creative Problem-Solving

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we discuss creative problem-solving. In some ways, this is a continuation from last week when I talked about how we as developers try to solve problems in designing new features. Now, let's talk about how we as users can solve problems trying...

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MuseScore Café - Behind My Favorite Features

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at some of my favorite features that I have helped develop for MuseScore over the years. I will talk about the problems we were trying to solve and how we went about solving them, from a musician's...

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MuseScore Café - Dusk Revisited

Join us this week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella as we return to the first score I entered into MuseScore ten years ago, and I try my hand at updating it for 2021. Next month marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of MuseScore 1.0, so for the next few weeks, we'll be doing a...

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This week in the MuseScore Café - Numbers

This week in the MuseScore Café, we will look at a variety of topics relating to numbers, because, well, 2021 is a new year and MuseScore 3.6 is coming soon, so numbers are on my mind! The meaning of the different units used in MuseScore, minimums, maximums, voltas, tuplets, Roman numeral...

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A few Christmas arrangements

Merry Christmas! I wanted to remind everyone there will be no MuseScore Café or Music Master Class this week or next (last two weeks of December 2020). We will resume with the usual schedule in January 2021. Meanwhile, those of you who have been following the Music Master Class have seen my...

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Heading into the holidays: MuseScore 3.6 Beta, and my guest appearance on two podcasts!

As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, I want to focus on a couple of newsworthy items: the release of the MuseScore 3.6 Public Beta, and my recent guest appearances on two different music podcasts! See below for more information on these topics. But before I go into that, I...

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