Welcome to Mastering MuseScore: The Complete Online Course!
My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am the Director of the Mastering MuseScore School. I am also one of the developers and chief ambassadors for the software.
MuseScore is my passion, and I love helping people get the most out of this amazing free notation program. So I have now taken all that knowledge and experience and built it into this video-based online course. Everything you need to know about MuseScore can be found right here, and video is an extremely powerful medium for learning music software since you can see and hear everything demonstrated in action.
If you already have some experience with MuseScore, then feel free to skip around and just check out the lessons that interest you. If you are new to the program, you can of course do the same, but I do recommend starting with the first two sections, Your First Score and Finding Your Way Around, to get a quick introduction to MuseScore so you can start being productive immediately.
The remaining sections provide a more detailed exploration of each topic, with a number of short (mostly 5-10 minute) lessons on specific program features and how to use them to accomplish various common tasks. At the end of each lesson is an area where you can engage in discussion with other students and with me. I encourage you to ask questions and also to reinforce your own learning by answering others' questions where you can. Also, the sections in this course generally correspond to the chapters in the book, making it easy to know where you can turn for additional information if you like.
For those of you just updating from MuseScore 2 to MuseScore 3, please check out the article I wrote for Scoring Notes and the video tour of new features I have created. This course was originally created for MuseScore 2 and some of the lessons still use MuseScore 2 in the video demos if nothing significant has changed, but I have updated the course with dozens of new videos and added notes to many other lessons to describe any relevant changes.
Meanwhile, MuseScore continues to improve over time, and so does this course. Upon each release I update the relevant lessons in this course, and as of this writing (April 2021) the course is current with MuseScore 3.6. For more information on the improvements made at each release since MuseScore 3, see the appropriate lesson at the end of this course.