Learn how to easily create beautiful scores and master the world's most popular music notation software, MuseScore! This self-paced course - created by MuseScore co-developer and Director of Education Marc Sabatella - offers both a quick introduction to jump start your experience and a more in-depth exploration of each and every feature of the program.
Following the outline of his acclaimed reference guide Mastering MuseScore, Marc begins with an introduction to the basics of creating and working with scores, allowing you to be productive within minutes even if you are a complete beginner. He continues with in-depth explanations of how to enter and edit every type of musical notation you can imagine, and then goes on to cover more advanced topics such as generating parts, page layout, score style settings, manual adjustments, and program customizations.
There are more than nine hours of video content in all, divided into over one hundred easily understood lessons, allowing you choose your own path. Spend as much time as you like on the basics, pick and choose the lessons that interest you most, or go through it all in order - the course is as flexible as the program itself! In addition, there are real-world demonstrations and exercises as well areas for discussion where you can engage with other students and with the instructor.
There is no one more knowledgeable about or experienced with teaching MuseScore than Marc Sabatella. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to study with the most-recognized MuseScore expert in the world!
Scroll down to see the class curriculum and check out some of the free sample lessons!
While this course was originally developed for MuseScore 2, it has now been updated for MuseScore 3, with dozens of new videos and dozens more notes about what has changed.
Meanwhile, development continues. The current version as I write this is MuseScore 3.4.2, with 3.5 coming round the bend, and we have you covered. We want this course to always be the #1 resource for learning MuseScore, so we will strive to continue to keep it up to date!
"I use MuseScore daily and figured I’d give the course a try (the price was too low to pass up). It’s great – I’ve picked up a bunch of time-saving tricks and learned about some features I never knew existed. I’ve just been poking around at particular topics of interest but little by little I’m sure I’ll watch the whole thing. Thanks for this great resource!" - Jeff L.
My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am the Director of Education for MuseScore, the free and open source notation software that I also help develop. I have been teaching music online since the dawn of the World Wide Web, and I have been teaching in person for even longer. From the publication of my groundbreaking "Jazz Improvisation Primer" back in the 1990’s, to my years on the faculty at major music schools, and culminating in this Mastering MuseScore School, I have dedicated most of my life to helping as many musicians as I can.
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NOTE: if you are a student or teacher at an educational institution, please contact me at [email protected] about setting up group discounts. I want to make Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course available to your entire school for a single low price! Also, please join our free MuseScore Educational Partnership program to receive further benefits and support in your use of MuseScore.