(PRWEB) March 25, 2015
MuseScore, a popular and actively developed program for editing, playing and printing sheet music, has reached a new milestone with the release of MuseScore 2.0. The previous release of the MuseScore software has been downloaded over eight million times.
MuseScore 2.0 aims to capture an even wider audience through the addition of key new features, including support for guitar tablature and linked part editing, which is particularly useful for creating orchestral scores. Import and export capabilities have also been improved with support for Guitar Pro® import, and improved MusicXML™ import and export.
Over a five-year period, more than 400 people contributed to the development of MuseScore 2.0, a 30% increase over the 1.0 release. Due to the software's open-source license and gratis download, MuseScore has been something of a revolutionary force, leading to the democratization of the music notation software and sheet music industries. Similar proprietary products include Sibelius® and Finale®.
The MuseScore software can connect with MuseScore.com, a fast-growing community of sheet music creators, letting users share their scores with a wider audience and giving musicians an extraordinary access to original compositions and arrangements. In addition, the MuseScore mobile application for iOS and Android helps musicians practice and perform digital sheet music on the go.
MuseScore 2.0 is available now as a free download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux at https://musescore.org
“MuseScore 2.0 is more polished and considered than the current release versions of more expensive alternatives, and the great part is that it’s free to download.” - Robert Smelser - Music Educator and Designer
"Just finished my wind ensemble score in MuseScore 2.0. Fantastic linked parts support!" - Joel Matthys, Lecturer in Music Theory & Composition
"The new screenshot tool is a huge time saver for me. In addition, the new tablature and fret diagram features will be very useful in creating music for my future books" - Ángel Candelaria - Music Educator and Book Author
Founded in 2011, MuseScore (https://musescore.com) is a company devoted to helping aspiring musicians in their journey to master the music they love. MuseScore offers free, powerful, and easy-to-use music notation software to create high-quality sheet music, with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful. MuseScore also forms an online community where musicians share their creations, in private or in public, through downloads, embeddable widgets, or mobile apps, while also bringing additional social features to sheet music. The MuseScore software is released under an open-source license, and there is an open API for third party developers on MuseScore.com.