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MuseScore, free music composition and notation software, reached the 2.1 release months ago. However, it can’t be built in Ubuntu 16.04 due to old system Qt libraries.

Besides using non-install Appimage, MuseScore 2.1 is finally available as Snap package for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher after a few months of testing in beta channel.

1. Simply open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from application launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo snap install musescore

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Or install it via Ubuntu Software (need sign in with your Ubuntu account).

2. Some interfaces need to be connected manually via commands:

sudo snap connect musescore:cups-control
sudo snap connect musescore:network-manager
sudo snap connect musescore:alsa

Once installed, launch MuseScore from application launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the snap version of MuseScore, either use Ubuntu Software or run command:

sudo snap remove musescore

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

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MuseScore, a free and open-source music composition and notation software, has reached a new major release, MuseScore 2.0, with great new features and improvements.

MuseScore is a scorewriter for Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s main purpose is the creation, editing and printing of various types of musical scores in a “What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get” (WYSIWYG) environment.

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MuseScore 2.0 comes with a brand new start center to simplify score browsing and creation, an inspector window to provide easy access to properties of individual notes and other elements, and customizable palettes to allow you to group your most commonly-used score symbols together.

MuseScore 2 also brings:

  • a new continuous view mode
  • some powerful new editing tools.
  • New notation styles and elements
  • layout, playback, import and export improvements.

For more, see what’s new in MuseScore 2.

How to install/upgrade MuseScore 2.0 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into its official PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04.

To install it, open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install musescore