MuseScore 2.0.2 Brings A Bunch Of New Features

As you may know, MuseScore is an open-source music composition and notation software, allowing the users tp create, edit and print music in an WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) environment.

The latest version available is MuseScore 2.0.2, which has been recently released, bringing a lot of changes.

  • Playback of trills and other ornaments as well as glissandi and bends, with controls to customize or disable the effect
  • New templates: various classical chamber groups, vocal ensembles, orchestras, and concert band
  • Palette improvements: clefs, key signatures, time signatures, lines, and other palette elements that formerly required drag and drop can be added to a selected range via double click
  • Search box in Symbols palette
  • Zoom to 100% shortcut (Ctrl+0)
  • Tremolo rendering improvements
  • New symbols: treble clef with parenthesized octave indicator, pedal line with release symbol
  • Improvements to Bravura and other music fonts
  • Improvements to the default FluidR3 soundfont

Installation instructions:

To install MuseScore on Ubuntu systems, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the musescore package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install musescore

Optional, to remove musescore, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove musescore

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