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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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Call for Collaboration - We Gather Together

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I have created an arrangement of the traditional hymn We Gather Together, and I am wondering if you would be willing to help create a community-based recording of it! The arrangement was originally written as a demonstration of harmonic...

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MuseScore Café - Streamline Your Workflow

This week in the MuseScore Café, we will look at ways of working more efficiently by identifying things you do over and over and finding shortcuts, automations, or alternate approaches that can save you time. I'll show you some of the techniques I use myself, and I'll try to come up with...

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New live episodes of the MuseScore Café and Music Master Class this week

New live episodes of the MuseScore Café and Music Master Class to tell you about! This week in the MuseScore Café, we will continue our series of looking at different instrument families by focusing on the strings. From solo violin to string quartet to orchestra, we'll talk about some of the...

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MuseScore Café - Selection

This week in the MuseScore Café, we will look at making selections in MuseScore. There are actually quite a few powerful tools for this, but some of them are well-hidden, and others are brand new, so most users don't know about them all. We'll also talk about things you can and can't do with...

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