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 one of over a dozen preview sample lessons!
MuseScore 3 Update
MuseScore 3 has just been released! This course was originally developed for MuseScore 2, but we will be updating it for MuseScore 3 in the coming weeks. All enrolled students will have full access to all updates, so you never need to worry about this course becoming obsolete. Also, most of what you learn for MuseScore 2 will apply to MuseScore 3 as well - the biggest change is that your scores will simply look better with less need for manual adjustments, due to the amazing new Automatic Placement feature!
"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.
Colorado-based musician Marc Sabatella is Director of Education for MuseScore. A long-time contributor to the project, he is one of the developers of the software and the author of the comprehensive resource Mastering MuseScore, offered as an online course, a paperback available in both English and French, and a Kindle edition. He has been been a pioneer in online teaching since the dawn of the world wide web, and his Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first music education sites ever to appear on the Internet.
NOTE: if you are a student or teacher at an educational institution, please check out the options below for receiving group discounts on subscriptions. I want to make Mastering MuseScore: Complete Online Course available to your entire school for a single low price! The first 50 people to subscribe at the Silver or Gold levels will also receive a paperback copy of our comprehensive guidebook Mastering MuseScore at no additional charge! Also, please join our free MuseScore Educational Partnership program to receive further benefits and support in your use of MuseScore.