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MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by cadiz » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:45 pm

You can download right now the new version 3.0 of MuseScore. :D

See news here, and more details here too about the new features of this major version.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by pogmoor » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:29 pm

Thank for letting us know; I shall download it immediately :)
The redesigned 'Implode' function looks as if it could be very useful in making arrangements.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by Hotsoup » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks! I've been enjoying Musescore other than a minor annoyance with the menu organization. Glad they are updating regularly now.

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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by CGCristian92 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:10 pm

Thank you for this! I'll definitely get it myself. Trying to compose and arrange more in the coming year. :)

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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by sxedio » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:32 pm

Thanks for the news, the mixer and piano roll functionality seems particularly useful as I do midi note entry and also occasionally generate mock mp3 outs from the midi info. I remember version 2 being a major leap up from version 1 so it is good to see version 3 out.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by Thomas » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Do we need to uninstall version 2 and install every thing again?

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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by pogmoor » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:57 pm

Thomas wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Do we need to uninstall version 2 and install every thing again?
No, I've now got both v2 and v3.They both run, but it looks like a score updated to v3 can't be read by v2.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by Thomas » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:59 pm

I think I am going to wait for some time until they resolve any possible bugs before installing :)

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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by cadiz » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:43 pm

pogmoor wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:57 pm
I've now got both v2 and v3.They both run, but it looks like a score updated to v3 can't be read by v2.
Indeed, they both run.
About compatibility: It was the same for versions 1.x and 2.x. There is upward compatibility, so version 3.0 can read files from previous versions, but there is no downward compatibility (it would be a pain and time for its maintenance).
That said, it remains feasible if needed: just export in MusicXML format (and reopen with 2.x), and that will do the job.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by CarbonElitist » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Thomas wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:59 pm
I think I am going to wait for some time until they resolve any possible bugs before installing :)
Same here. You guys can be the guinea pigs.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by cadiz » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:51 pm

Of course, we can understand this point of view. But, as said, the two versions co-exist perfectly. So, nothing prevents to try the 3.0, these numerous new features, and make bug reports if necessary. Because if everyone waits for the neighbor to do in his place, of course, the fix of possible bugs will be slower. :mrgreen:
And as explain before, the updates will be regular and quick done, unlike previous versions where you had to wait a year or more.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by Guitar-ded » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:13 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by pogmoor » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:28 pm

I've been trying out the 'implode' function in MuseScore 3. It's much better than the same function in MuseScore 2 and much easier to use than the corresponding function in Sibelius. I've been looking at making guitar arrangements of some of the pieces Matthew Locke's Melothesia, which are written for keyboard. I can get some of the pieces as MuseScore files from IMSLP and MuseScore 3's 'implode' allows me to instantly put all the music on one stave ready to convert into a guitar arrangement. Because I've got used to the workflow in Sibelius I then export the converted MuseScore files to Music XML and open them in Sibelius to finish the job. Excellent :D

The only slight quirk is that Sibelius gives the following message when opening the XML (or XML - compressed) files:
This MusicXML file uses an old version of MusicXML. Sibelius can attempt to import it, but you may encounter some unexpected problems. Do you want to continue?
It then opens the file with no problems, though sometimes the score is broken into sections with small gaps between some bars - suggesting that there is some minor inconsistency in the way the XML files are specified. MuseScore 2 did this too.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by Hotsoup » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Thought this was as good a place as any to ask:

I used to have a custom text style in Musescore 2 for offset fingering that would appear in the inspector drop down. Now (version 3.0.0.4785) it appears I'm limited only to other fingering text styles when I attempt to edit in the inspector:
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I'm still trying to teach myself this new version, so I'm probably missing something.
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Re: MuseScore 3.0 released today

Post by cadiz » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:17 pm

Indeed. Many things have changed in text styles. It is not certain that this is deliberate. Maybe still as work in progress, I don't recall exactly. I will transmit. Thanks for your feedback. For the future, feel free to post on the MuseScore forum, here
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