Install Free Music Score App ‘MuseScore’ 2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: March 28, 2015


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.

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


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5 responses to Install Free Music Score App ‘MuseScore’ 2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Thank you very much. I tryed pretty much everything and still couldn’t get it working… and it was so easy !

  2. I thank you, too, but it wouldn’t work for me, either. I had to use synaptic

  3. Superb help, thank you very much. Got Ubuntu more than a year ago as I was fed up with windows 8. I wasn’t sure what to expect but a friend of mine said it is good and he was right. Love it now, installed it on my wife’s laptop as well and she has never been happier since. Keep it up and running please.

  4. I have successfully uploaded v2 of MuseScore on Windows and Mac but can I get it to upload on Mint 17. No. Have been trying for ages and cannot get the repositories to open up. I can get V1.3 but it doesn’t have the repeat flags that are so useful to me.

  5. Thanks a lot! I’ve installed this before, but my knowledge was rusty. It pulled up for me just fine, and all the sounds work great.