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Merge pull request #1994 from MarcSabatella/58971-grace-move

fix #58971: corruption on moving grace note to another voice
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.tx add ability to translate instruments.xml
aeolus more cmake cleanups
assets add graphical assets
audiofile whitespace cleanup
awl Scale values for screen reader to be from 0 to 100 for sliders in awl.
build fix compilation on Windows
bww2mxml fix some compiler warnings on Mac
demos automatic to create unique rehearsal marks
effects fix #47811: Crash when showing Synthesizer panel in fullscreen
fluid fix #57976: MuseScore doesn't support soundfonts with 24 bit samples
fonts fix #53481: FreeSerif font included with MuseScore is missing italic
fonttools Updates to tremolo bar support, merge fixes
libmscore Merge pull request #1994 from MarcSabatella/58971-grace-move
manual update helpBrowser
midi Fix wrong track order in respect to MIDI channels
miditools whitespace cleanup
mscore command line option to export score and parts
mstyle more cmake cleanups
mtest fix mtest
omr more cmake cleanups
rdoc remove file artifacts from rdoc folder
share update FluidR3Mono soundfont to 2.107
synthesizer implement fallback to default configuration in export audio if one of…
test more ove fixes and tests
thirdparty fix all warnings on Mac OSX. Hopefully without side effects on other …
vtest add cache for freetype glyphs
zerberus implement fallback to default configuration in export audio if one of…
.gitignore use AUTOMOC in cmake files
.travis.yml enable ccache on travis
CMakeLists.txt fix compilation on Windows
Compatibility enhanced 1.2 import
LICENSE.GPL Initial commit
LICENSE.rtf initial work for packaging on Windows
Makefile go back to development mode
Makefile.mingw fully back to develoment and for Windows too
Makefile.osx go back to development mode add graphical assets
admin add new sfz sample player: zerberus
all.h update to the local help system

MuseScore: Music notation and composition software


  • WYSIWYG design, notes are entered on a "virtual notepaper"
  • TrueType font(s) for printing & display allows for high quality scaling to all sizes
  • easy & fast note entry
  • many editing functions
  • MusicXML import/export
  • Midi (SMF) import/export
  • MuseData import
  • Midi input for note entry
  • integrated sequencer and software synthesizer to play the score
  • print or create pdf files

More info


MuseScore is licensed under GPL version 2.0. See LICENSE.GPL in the same directory.


  • aeolus Clone of Aeolus Disabled by default in the stable releases. See Kept as an example of how to integrate with a complex synthesizer.

  • assets Graphical assets, use them if you need a MuseScore icon. For logo, color etc... see

  • awl Audio Widget Library, from the MusE project

  • build Utility files for build

  • bww2mxml Command line tool to convert BWW files to MusicXML. BWW parser is used by MuseScore to import BWW files.

  • demos A few MuseScore files to demonstrate what can be done

  • fluid Clone of FluidSynth, ported to C++ and customized

  • fonts Contains fontforge source (sfd) + ttf/otf fonts. MuseScore includes the "Emmentaler" font from the Lilypond project.

  • libmscore Data model of MuseScore

  • mscore Main code for the MuseScore UI

  • mstyle Clone of KDE4 style Oxygen

  • msynth Abstract interface to Fluid + Aeolus

  • mtest Unit testing using QTest

  • omr Optical music recognition

  • share Files moved to /usr/share/... on install

  • test Old tests. Should move to mtest

  • vtest Visual tests. Compare reference images with current implementation

  • thirdparty Contains projects which are included for convenience, usually to integrate them into the build system to make them available for all supported platforms.


Read the developer handbook for a complete build walkthrough and a list of dependencies.

  • unpack source distribution

    tar xvofj mscore-x.x.x.tar.bz2
  • make

    cd mscore-x.x.x
    make release

if something goes wrong, then remove the whole build subdirectory with make clean and start new with make release

  • install as root user

    sudo make install

Program Documentation

To generate the program documentation with DoxyGen, type

cd build
make doxy

Browse the documentation with your favourite html browser at build/Doc/html/index.html


cd build.release/mscore

to start MuseScore. On first invocation a demofile is shown. You probably want to change that in the "Preferences" dialog.


A debug version can be built by doing make debug above, instead of make release.

To test the debug version, type

cd build.debug/mscore
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