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Free and open source music composition and notation software, MuseScore 2.2.0, was released earlier today.

MuseScore 2.2.0 comes with new features and tons of bug fixes:

  • New MuseScore_General.sf3 soundfont
  • Option to select the MIDI Output
  • Built-in MP3 support for Windows (finding and installing third-party DLL no longer necessary)
  • Add search field to template chooser in New Score Wizard
  • Option to select whether to “Play repeats” for jump elements (D.S. al Coda, etc.)
  • Selected notes are highlighted on the piano keyboard
  • Select / More: ability to distinguish same pitch on a specific string in tablature
  • All elements are now selectable by voice
  • Copy and paste of multiple fretboards
  • Fretboards can be added to chord symbols
  • See release note for more details.

How to Install MuseScore 2.2.0 in Ubuntu:

The single executable Appimage files to run MuseScore in Linux are available for download:

32-bit Appimage

64-bit Appimage

ARM-architectures

Download the appimage, make it executable and run the file to launch the free scorewriter:

MuseScore is also available as Snap, version 2.2 will be available in a few days, which can be easily installed via Ubuntu Software Center (See HERE for details).

MuseScore 2.1, a free music notation software, was released today with new note input modes and a huge list of bug-fixes.

According to the release note, MuseScore 2.1 brings than 350 new features, improvements, and bug fixes. It mainly features:

  • New note input modes:
    • Rhythmic input: enter rhythm first, pitches later.
    • Semi-real-time MIDI input – a limited form of real-time input.
  • Much better support for SFZ sample libraries in Zerberus synthesizer
  • New “Regroup Rhythms” command under Layout menu
  • And so many bug fixes, improvements.
  • There are also known incompatibilities with the 2.0 release. See the release note.

How to Install MuseScore 2.1 in Ubuntu:

MuseScore has an official stable PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and higher.

Though the PPA is not ready for the new release at the moment, you can download the AppImage from the link below:

Download MuseScore AppImage

Then make the file executable from its context menu -> Properties window:

Finally run the file to start MuseScore 2.1:

run MuseScore AppImage