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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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Free demonstration of my reharmonization of Silent Night!

I like using simple and familiar songs to demonstrate reharmonization techniques, and the Christmas season provides so many great examples! So, I hope you enjoy this brand new demonstration video I created showing you can use secondary dominants to transform the classic, "Silent...

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MuseScore Café - Lead Sheet Techniques

This week in the MuseScore Café, we will look at creating lead sheets and other types of simple charts. With features like chord symbols, rhythmic slash notation, powerful page formatting, jazz fonts, and more, MuseScore provides all the tools you need to produce amazing results. Along the way,...

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Cyber Monday, then it's MuseScore as usual!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found a way to celebrate safely! A few news items to share this week, regarding the MuseScore Café, the Music Master Class, and our "We Gather Together" project. First, though, a very important reminder: our Black Friday sale ends when Cyber...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! As I announced earlier, I created a special arrangement of "We Gather Together" and organized a community-based virtual recording session for it. I am thrilled to share the result, produced with musical contributions from around the world! Press the "Play" below and you...

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Live collaboration on "We Gather Together"

This Wednesday, in place of the MuseScore Café, I will be hosting a special live session where we can collaborate in real-time on the "We Gather Together" project. I will be broadcasting on YouTube while we work on BandLab. If you would like to take part, please create an account on BandLab and...

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Black Friday Deals Are Here

It's that time of year! The Mastering MuseScore School is offering a 20% discount on all courses using the coupon code BF2020, good from now through November 30 (Cyber Monday). This includes the flagship Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course (regularly $25, discounted to $20) as well the...

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