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MuseScore: sheet music
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LEARN AND PLAY FREE SHEET MUSIC • The largest sheet music collections • Over 1 million pieces of free sheet music • Latest hits, classics and independent music • Play sheet music offline • Daily submitted new scores LARGE SHEET MUSIC ARCHIVE One of the largest catalogs of sheet music, where you can find your favorite scores by instrument (piano, trumpet, violin, percussion, flute, etc.) and listen to them ADD TO FAVORITES Add the scores you like to Favorites to quickly access them SONGBOOK Download scores and access them offline anywhere you go WITH MUSESCORE YOU CAN: • view and play sheet music • set the tempo and transpose • set the volume and visibility of each instrument in every score with the Mixer tool • share your favorite sheet music with your friends and fans • export sheet music to PDF • use metronome • loop any part of a song with the Loop tool PROBLEMS? FEEDBACK? The more you tell us, the better MuseScore gets. Email: support@musescore.com FAQ Q Can I notate music with this app? A No, you can not. The app allows only to read music scores and practice. Q Can I open my own .mscz files with this app? A You can open files from email, Dropbox, websites etc... COMMUNITY Follow MuseScore and share your feedback. Facebook: https://facebook.com/musescore Twitter: https://twitter.com/musescore Subscription information: • The MuseScore Pro subscription gives you unlimited access to the app's premium features • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package • Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your device's Account Settings after purchase • There is no way to cancel your current subscription during its active period • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. * Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD. You can read our privacy policy at https://musescore.com/legal/privacy You can read our terms of service at https://musescore.com/legal/terms
My demons
by Han H H on 2021/05/15 12:03
My kids love this song. It's great to have them see the score and practice with it!
Ppopoooo
by djskia on 2021/05/14 17:33
Djamal
So satisfying
by AddieMitchell on 2021/05/11 12:34
It’s so satisfying to be able to sit down and search up any song. I can play it first to see how it sounds. All in all it’s my favorite app and I get all my music from it.
Love it!
by DelJay on 2021/05/10 00:05
I’m very happy with the content of this site.
Ricardo
by Richardinik on 2021/05/09 18:28
Gracias
Help
by Weird Christmas on 2021/05/09 01:41
It’s not letting me login or make a new account. When I log in with an old account it just does nothing. When I make a new account it says email already used even when I haven’t used that email. I tried doing skin login but it just did nothing.
Good app
by Dcdroid on 2021/05/08 23:06
10/10 would recommend
Great app dont have to pay. Yet
by Spikey-spong_E on 2021/05/08 22:25
I can play sheet music without paying 14.99 a month so youve beet alot of competition already
So many bugs
by t8robot on 2021/05/05 22:27
Transposition doesn’t work half the time. Page overflow isn’t stable and changes randomly when flipping through the pages. A lot of annoying UI choices and dialogs that force you to interact with something you don’t care about.
Download does not provide free version
by da game guy on 2021/05/05 15:12
This is probably a great app, but as soon as you download it you are put into a trial subscription that will AUTO CHARGE you after a week for a year long subscription. This is not mentioned ahead of time, at least not that I saw.
Issues with app
by sniz00 on 2021/05/04 21:21
I’ve always experienced some problems with musecore, and in the last few months it’s gotten particularly bad. Formatting issues on certain songs, incorrect playback, etc, but as of 5/4/2021 I opened the app on my ipad and phone and found that neither device was able to retrieve any of my saved scores nor anything from the main page of the app. Trying to log in through email and google does nothing to remove the prompt from the screen, and pressing skip login helps nothing either. Perhaps it is just a software issue or an update, but it’s rather frustrating.
Great app
by Rmadosky on 2021/05/03 20:21
Thanks!
Awesome app
by NarutoAlinyo on 2021/05/02 02:05
GG
Dababy
by 123@#45$& on 2021/05/01 21:22
Lesss gooooooo!
River flows in you
by Girl_Named_Natpat on 2021/04/30 20:14
I love this song, except for the weird pauses at the beginning. It helps me focus, and when I have a really big gymnastics competition, I listen to it and ay my routines in my head, then I have it as a song on my warm-up playlist. I love this app, and this song, an I hope that you can get this app. :) (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤. ヽ(^o^)丿
Always dependable
by edandhanae on 2021/04/29 19:39
Great notations
Gold
by Happy orb on 2021/04/29 02:15
This is app is pure gold it’s a treasure chest of sheet music and it doesn’t cost a fortune to use it. A good investment I made in my piano journey.
Price is NOT accurate
by Hfhfgdjgkfgf on 2021/04/28 21:58
I haven’t really had a chance to try this app out very much yet. My gripe is the $29.99 first year subscription actually charges you $47.99 when you click to subscribe. It seems like a shady way to make an extra $18. Of course Apple doesn’t allow refunds of any sort once you buy or subscribe to an app so this has already left a bad taste in my mouth before I’ve even really tried it.
Issues
by jpzzeryaeeb on 2021/04/27 16:36
I don’t like that you actually have to pay to print some pieces that aren’t pro like legit this app used to let you print stuff that wasn’t pro, but now you can’t print the music that you want to play and practice this app is dumb.
Musescore
by Jo6192618ahaksh on 2021/04/25 22:27
Love the app
Why
by RetroFryit_12 on 2021/04/25 17:55
Sorry my good sir, I did not realize that, thank you for bringing that to my attention
Just you and me
by Salazar23 on 2021/04/24 17:55
Excellent transcription!
Very helpful
by Nostalgic Nerd on 2021/04/24 15:13
I am more of a soundtrack person, and I find all sorts of good piano sheets I can use. And there are even similar sheets on drums, violin, voice or even all 4.
LOVE IT
by redqueen572 on 2021/04/24 13:36
Perfect
it’s good
by rissa011020 on 2021/04/23 00:19
it’s good
Very useful
by hdhdhsiensuje on 2021/04/22 23:02
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great app!!
by the ling lee on 2021/04/22 22:04
What a wonderful app!!! I love it!! Thank you!!
Thanks a lot
by cdmdd on 2021/04/22 16:19
Greeeeat application Thank you so much MuseScore team 🙏🏼🙏🏼🧿
Yes
by Jflores1676 on 2021/04/21 07:34
Ok
I Cannot write songs on iPad
by Herggy55 on 2021/04/20 23:12
I cannot write songs iPad
Wow
by Alexardedry413 on 2021/04/20 17:07
I really liked this
B savage
by sidjfvfjejrvfv on 2021/04/20 07:29
Great
Sounds great!
by Gil Vel C on 2021/04/18 20:53
Easy to play with many details. Thanks for sharing
Best App For learning Piano
by Sinsin18 on 2021/04/17 19:02
Despite all new apps for Ios that have feedback , Finger color aid and so many premium options that just trick your mind and linger your Learning process to get more money from you this wonderful open source App not only gives you what necessary for playing but also lets you work freely on any staff you want to play. Somebody with real Love of music and sacrifice will do it as free Thanks for giving me opportunity To learn music.
Great but...
by want to have a bad time on 2021/04/14 12:24
This app is great to find scores on, but there’s a recent problem, the full hud on scores on mobile never show up, I have to find them all by experimenting, I hope this problem gets fixed
Epic
by HaM AnD CHeESe124 on 2021/04/14 04:43
Epic app 10/10
Almost Amazing App
by bold.dreamer on 2021/04/14 03:41
MuseScore as a overall solution for musicians to write and share scores is absolutely insanely totally awesome. And even though, I do realize that functionality-wise iOS app was probably never intended to be anywhere near to the desktop version. But still, sometimes I’m just wondering if developers of iOS app ever tried to actually use it in real life... To be completely honest, the app itself is okay, and you can do great things with it. Although, sometimes when trying to play an instrument with that app, it gets way to painful. Often, after yet another UI glitch, I’d give up and export the whole thing as standalone PDF to be able to finish the piece, or just open same score in web browser (which ironically works way better then mobile app). But despite all that, I just can’t give less then 4 starts...
One of the greatest apps ever
by fonehome on 2021/04/13 23:37
Absolutely fantastic idea and execution. Love it. I always go straight to my favorites so wish there was a button in toolbar for favorites for faster acces and for it not to default to date added sorting on launch. I prefer by title or have an option to set default.
None x. Xx
by enndndnsnnxbdbd on 2021/04/13 20:10
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review
by Prufrock 1 on 2021/04/10 22:17
Bait and switch.
Good
by Boboiboibonoiiagana on 2021/04/10 01:49
Good app
Charged a Subscription without Approval
by traviszane on 2021/04/09 01:19
$50!!! What a joke...Just go with one of the website score resources.
RANDOM CHARGE
by Shanespeare89 on 2021/04/08 13:38
I don’t even have this app on my phone and haven’t since August of 2019 and it just randomly charged me 49.00!!!!! Anyone else have this problem??
Good
by M-1 Grandma on 2021/04/05 23:31
This has a lot of music and I like it a lot!
Awesome app!
by Reading Cub on 2021/04/05 01:43
I found just the sheet music I wanted for the piece that I wanted to play and the difficulty level. Fantastic applications! I recommended it to anyone who is casual player.
So good
by Bkennedy6062 on 2021/04/04 02:22
This app is so good and it’s only like $20 a year for pro if you get it on sale.
Great App!
by MozBeat on 2021/04/03 16:43
Excellent
Best app for sheet music
by tritium333333333 on 2021/04/02 05:20
Nice selection. Good playback feature
Frustrating
by SmilesDaScorpio on 2021/03/31 22:39
This app has a good idea behind it and would be amazing if it would function correctly. It is extremely frustrating to try to use, especially for a sousaphone player trying to hold a tuba and fight with the app at the same time.
Rests need to be gone
by n,gnh u on 2021/03/31 07:51
When I go to the song called we know better there are rests in part 2 of the song I want it to be fixed ASAP
Easy to read
by Sean C Brennan on 2021/03/30 15:18
Thank you for clear notation! Enjoying the large selection! Thanks for your efforts! Sean Brennan Sean’s Music Study LLC
V3.0!!! Best app ever!!!
by Gravity122 on 2021/03/29 03:08
Great Stuff for the music-composing-nerd... or you just want Music and you don’t wanna go through the buying process lol #thatsme Best Stuff for sure.
If I could give zero I would.
by Killodope on 2021/03/28 19:52
Sign up for a free trial, wasn’t able to log in because of some system error, was charged for the annual fee. While trying to get a refund since I wasn’t able to even log into the app, customer service is trying to claim that I’m already so many days into my subscription that they have to prorate my refund. CANT EVEN GET A FULL REFUND. I was NEVER able to log in. As far as the money goes, MUSESCORE IS A SCAM. They don’t care about customer service or experience. They just need that mula off you. And I would like to confidently say, Paula from Customer service, you are the worst customer rep in the world.
Great App
by flapjacknose on 2021/03/28 16:52
Love the sheet music
So grateful for this software
by 17749821375981759815 on 2021/03/28 15:26
Great companion app for the absolutely stellar desktop music notation software!
Thank you
by pelon pelon on 2021/03/28 01:18
Good
All
by Renus on 2021/03/27 19:23
Good
Like it
by Sunny's prayer on 2021/03/26 18:44
I like it
Gr8!!!!!!!!!!
by teen13! on 2021/03/26 02:52
Love this app... hundreds of music scores for your favorite tune. Only issue is that we’re missing a couple of really good songs that would be great to play. I’m not a composer so I couldn’t do that. Otherwise, amazing job. Good luck to all composers! You guys rock!
Wow(ow!)owowowowowowoow
by gentlemomms on 2021/03/25 22:57
Hehe 😜😉
Fun app
by Stefanolima on 2021/03/25 14:44
Forced me to do this review
Great job
by BAnneSch on 2021/03/25 03:10
Great job with Satie’s Gymnopedie no. 1. Thanks.
Great to learn Sheet music
by rweigang17 on 2021/03/25 00:30
A large variety of music
Grandma’s Feather Bed
by Ddogguy on 2021/03/24 21:00
Love this arrangement. Can’t even listen to a measure without picturing a barroom piano player in a bowler with a lit stogie hammering away at the tune. Thanks for the visual as well as the score.
Fixed the practice bug
by jacobp76 on 2021/03/24 20:31
Well done and thanks
Great chart
by Rick Zayas on 2021/03/24 19:26
This is a really nice chart. I like the fact that the real voicings are in there. What’s nice about this chart is that if it’s even three voices, it can be modified to teach more of a beginner. What really helps is the chords are right on the money. Good for an intermediate pianist and it can be modified if needed. I highly recommend it
MS has a lot of music
by Di you need to know on 2021/03/24 13:26
Music score has a ton of great classic and new music.The best part of Music score is that you can use it for free.
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by jkkgfrfvhhbj on 2021/03/24 00:32
k yk h gif co bout givin bubby much bud lol okey thank ya for letting me know you are already in my car and you are already on my phone and you are so smart to be with a person who has no clue how much i i is going to do that and i can get a tag on it lol but if we are all maxed it would have to do it so much money and we are already doing full time so i dont have to get it out and get a tag on the right right lol i dont like oh okey no no church lol lol i lol lol oh wow lol oh yes sorry but we are just not getting a big one girl and we have to go go back and then we will do the nether then the end of the end then the lord is the king king and lord of ol sonata
Buggy
by Scads refs on 2021/03/23 16:54
Once you are in a score there’s no way to back out without quitting the program...controls disappear with the exception of the mystery button with no text. This isn’t even alpha. What a disappointment.
A big help
by Big-wave Dave on 2021/03/23 13:57
This is a program I use. Finding music. Practicing at different tempos, looping hard sections slowly, etc. Just a big help that I constantly use.
Great variety
by Denial55 on 2021/03/23 01:06
Awesome app with great and different genres of music for all types of instruments! Loved the app and had a great time pleasing family and friends!
Sound issue
by beach.lyfe321 on 2021/03/22 22:38
Before and After installing the MuseScore Sound HQ+ sound settings, not a single score will play sound after one second of playback
I’d like to personally thank you guys
by ÇøreZ_ØneX on 2021/03/22 00:34
Yes! I’d like to personally thank you guys! A while ago I couldn’t get in the app without it crashing, and it was so frustrating, so I gave ya’ll a review and rated ya’ll, and it seems to have gotten y’all’s attention and ya’ll responded, and ever since you guys responded ya’ll fixed it and I haven’t really had any bugs so I thought I’d stop by and say thank you guys for listening to me good day/night
Great product
by jolplin-fan on 2021/03/19 01:33
I like to play Scott Joplin. Very tricky syncopation. Slowing it down and hearing it played as I watch the score is very helpful.
Very engaging
by harpist4you on 2021/03/18 06:43
I'm a harpist and this sucked me in and makes me want to play it
Can’t download without a subscription
by Appfun15 on 2021/03/17 05:39
Used to be free, now they forcing you to review app.
Good App
by Danielp533 on 2021/03/17 01:47
Unlimited sheet music free online
Review
by Fiddlenorsk on 2021/03/17 00:47
I don’t use this program much but I like it.
Wanda all the way!
by Swordseeking on 2021/03/16 19:35
This song made my daughter’s week! Excellent!
Nsnakajdnn
by namdkrkwppqlfmfnrb on 2021/03/14 15:57
Bsnshs
It’s ok
by I RECCOMD THIS on 2021/03/13 22:29
Could be better 😅
Great!
by Anthonygudkov on 2021/03/12 22:42
Love simplicity and the range of available compositions!
Needs a LOT of work
by bagaboiebailey on 2021/03/12 16:50
I really enjoy musescore, with it's free sheet music creating software AND user-uploaded scores, however, this app is too unstable right now. This wouldn't be a problem if the desktop version of the score playback was functional, but it doesn't; in fact it constantly asks you to download the MOBILE app onto your DESKTOP (meaning neither current service works). I even paid for a subscription, and while it's eons better without ads, I'd still prefer if at least one platform was functional. Here are some issues with the website/app that you guys should start off with: 1. The desktop version lacks the ability to access a sort on the "browse" screen that the mobile app has in which the "popular WEEKLY" scores are shown. This may just be a feature difference, but it is the ONLY useful sort on any platform because the default desktop ones either show the last 30 minutes of spam uploads or the same ~100 tag-abused scores that show up everywhere. 2. Scores literally STOP loading when scrolling for more after having the app open for too long 3. Giving the zoom tools even the SLIGHTEST tap can PERMANENTLY lock a score at an uncomfortable zoom level. 4. Interacting with the adjustable playback and loop bars on the app is PAINFULLY tedious; double-tapping to hide the overlay makes this EONS harder 5. I get spammed with notifications from comments on top scores I've favorited, but NOT from smaller scores I actually WANT to know about comments on. This is just what I've found from the little features I've used; I gave up on experimentation with the Pro features weeks ago. Please, if you're gonna redirect to the app rather than updating your site, at the very LEAST have an app that WORKS. And if you're wondering, I gave two stars instead of one only because I LIKE what you guys do. Many people have gotten into sheet music who would have otherwise not if it wasn't for your free services (including me).
Great
by Hotolive on 2021/03/11 20:08
This is what I have needed for many years of playing piano!
Be careful with week free subscription
by i just want to view my bill on 2021/03/11 16:19
If you sign up for a week free subscription this company will accuse you of not canceling your “month” long membership then not refund you your money. The app doesn’t have as many few as I thought it would so I canceled right away to avoid being charged.
This app is very useful.
by gfejghy on 2021/03/11 02:53
I found what I wanted instantly and even things I didn’t know I wanted.
Found it
by Edspider on 2021/03/11 01:43
Found exactly the clarinet music I needed!
MuseScore
by bailie Tia on 2021/03/10 16:32
Thanks
Very useful
by Jconkling on 2021/03/09 04:36
My success in cello practice has increased drastically because of this app. It allows for pitch reference which is so valuable for string instruments especially. I look forward to more and more prices added. Hopefully from the Suzuki and Schroeder books.
I’m disappointed
by LucyLove💖 on 2021/03/09 02:11
Don’t get me wrong, this app is great! But since yesterday, the thumbnail is all messed up, none of the songs will load, and when a song actually ends up loading, it will freeze(and sometimes crash) when I hit the play button. Please fix this soon, I listen to this while I do schoolwork because it helps me focus. Update: it fixed :3
Good app to use!! I love arranging and composing!!
by prosperbandmember2019 on 2021/03/08 23:30
I arranged for more than a year now.
Great app
by plant hecean on 2021/03/08 01:40
I love this app I am beginning to play the saxophone and it has really helped and I recommend this app for anyone learning music
Ms
by jane9172018 on 2021/03/07 12:59
Very helpful , thank you
So useful
by estyzesty on 2021/03/06 20:07
Enjoy playing the scores. The search function could work better.
Awesome app I love it
by banes juca on 2021/03/06 12:20
Love the app easy and fun. First time trying to learn the piano and it is working many songs to play and have fun. A must have.
So awesome
by tefvcsgc Frsqu on 2021/03/04 22:43
Amazing
Keeps making very questionable decisions.
by 123456789?????? on 2021/03/02 14:58
I’ve had this app for 3-4 years at this point, and I mostly very happy with the changes made over that time; however a couple questionable feature decisions immediately come to mind. About 1-2 years ago you used to be able to speed up a song as well as slow it down, it was a feature I used often, and still miss to this day. And just a couple days ago (the reason I am writing this review) I noticed that the newest update removed the sort by new functionality. This was a great way for me to check I there was a new song from a game or album I liked and removes exposure from newer arrangers. These decisions take this app from a 5 star to a 3, and I hope they add them back, or at the very least give a reasonable explanation as to why they did remove them.
Biblioteca
by RitmoColombiano on 2021/03/02 06:22
Les falta mucha música por tener, deberían ampliar la biblioteca
Best free music app
by AppleUser44 on 2021/03/02 00:45
App is great for community
It’s a great software.
by OMEGATHEJOHN on 2020/10/05 16:36
So, I haven’t actually written a review for an app before, so bare with me. Essentially, this app, along with its desktop application is very reliable. I am a high school student, and I can’t Pat for premium music composition software, but MuseScore has my back. I’ve used it for 6 years, and they’ve done a great job at receiving feedback and getting back to people. Personally, I haven’t experienced many problems, tho I don’t use it as a job either. Not only does it allow you to create music, transpose, arrange, and everything in between, it creates communities with similar interests, instruments and music styles. This app for being free (assuming you’re not purchasing pro) gives all of that. The pro version I have not been able to personally get, but when I get to college I’m definitely thinking of investing into it. It helped me express myself with music writing, and helped me compose my first piece that was played at my high school. I definitely recommend this app to people who just wanna get the chance to write music, it’s the audio art anyway!
Absolutely in love with the concept, not the way it currently functions.
by Major_General_San on 2019/12/24 20:57
This app is amazing where transcribers, song writers, and general musicians can share their work and provide others the opportunity of learning something they can’t anywhere else. I especially love to reference this app for A Cappella because of the amazing transcribers found on this platform. There are major downsides, simply with the way it functions. Some features work one day, but either completely don’t work or crash the app another day. For instance, the option to listen to individual parts was somewhat functional, but then its button changed to “transpose” and I thought that was a pro feature. The individual part selector is something I relied on as a free feature as a chorus member. Sometimes when trying to listen to individual staves or parts, it will still play the other parts, and I would have to back out of the music and go back in just for it to work. Sometimes when listening to the song as a whole, the bar that indicates where you are in the song is ahead of behind of the audio, making it challenging or confusing to follow along. Again, the concept of the app is like no other and revolutionizes the music world, but it’s coming up short with its lack of reliability in functionality.
Good right now, but could be much better.
by Dusiastic on 2019/05/23 22:10
So this would be a 4 star, but there’s one thing that I think would make this app a whole lot better. That thing is, to be able to make score sheets in the app, or at least have an app that solely focuses on the ability to make score sheets that pairs with this app, as in you could upload scores you make in the supposed sister app from this app. And I haven’t exactly come across some of the issues other users have had with this app, except for when I try to open score sheets that are very long, so for instance medleys which tend to be over 10 or 20 minutes long. Every time I try to open a very long score sheet on the app, it freezes and I can’t do anything except for close the app and relaunch it. Meanwhile, the website has little to no problem opening the same exact score, and just to be clear I use a laptop that is over 2 or 3 years old, it’s a Dell and is not exactly great, and I use google chrome as my default browser. Other than that I don’t have any real problems with the app, and if you could conjure up something that allows users to make score sheets on their mobile device and upload from this app when on the go, that would be quite a make up for the mentioned “issues” that users comment on that I can’t seem to find or come across.
Just a big pain
by NomisBalderk on 2019/05/20 19:21
If this app actually worked, I would love it! I play the piano and the trumpet and this app has a ton of awesome songs to play. The day I downloaded it, everything was great, I found some really great music, learned some cool things, and just overall had a great time. But since then, the app has just been horrible. The interface covers up a whole line of music, and if you try to remove the interface it works sometimes, other times it doesn’t work and often it will misunderstand and turn the page. However, If you try to turn the page, most of the time it won’t do anything or it will toggle the interface. The problem is, there aren’t any controls for the functions you want, you just have to tap, swipe, or pound on the screen until it does what you want it to. Oh yeah, also, often if you turn the page it does the little page turn animation but doesn’t actually turn the page. Then no matter how many times you try to turn the page, it just stays as the same page of music (or it toggles the interface and you scream at your phone and you post a lengthy-one star review about how much you hate MuseScore)
Great for practice!!
by SaltyArmageddon on 2020/07/08 02:06
I just downloaded this app yesterday and I am in love. I have used MuseScore from my laptop, but it’s very hard to play the music off of that since I play the piano. I love being able to just play the music right off of my phone. My favorite thing about this app though is the practice feature. It’s great being able to hear the song as you play along with it that way you can know how well you’re doing. It’s also nice that they give you the option to turn off and adjust the volume for the individual instruments and the metronome. I also love that there are a multitude of composers and arrangers on here who put out a lot of very high quality scores. This makes it even more enjoyable. My only complaint is that sometimes it can be a little slow and takes up a lot of battery. I also wish that I could get the pro features for free, but I would never expect for that to happen.
Scam
by Lisacolus on 2020/05/27 13:10
I have never written a review on an App or a company before. This company has terrible customer service. Please be very weary when every response that you receive is from “Paula Abdul”- I think everyone here has talked to Paula. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was unable to cancel my subscription within the time frame. In fact, I canceled it a few hours after the deadline, thinking most companies would see I never used the product and it was not what I was looking for. Instead, the company wanted to up sell me on a PRO account and said they would offer me a 40% refund. Ok, I get it. It was a free trial and I canceled 2 hours too late. But the company response was awful. I’m trying to locate what country they are in to file a further complaint, but no one has responded. In fact, I really wish I had read all the reviews about this company before I even opted into the trial. Review after review indicates how awfully they treat customers. I tried to write a review on FB about them, but guess what, you can’t write reviews about them. Hence, why I’m here, writing my first ever review on a company. Seriously consider not doing business with this company- they do not care for their consumers. Or file a complaint and you might get to talk to Paula as we all have....
Fantastic!
by Bubbymg on 2018/09/13 17:53
Muse score is basically the best app I've ever used to find music for different instruments. The ability to find music for different instruments makes it easy to put together little bands that can play together. The transposing button is awesome so you can change it to whatever key you want! The play button allows you to listen to how the score is supposed to be played giving you a place to start and sort of your own little teacher. You also have the option to print off scores, it's a little confusing, but worth the struggle. And the ability to write your own scores is awesome! They have an application that you can write music on and share with everyone!All in all, an awesome platform for writing and finding music!
Trolls and unnecessary banning
by GuyWithAKid on 2020/11/07 19:35
This is a nice app and has a variety of different music sheets of all genres, and the website even has private chatting. However, there has been an increase of trolls and flamewars in the comment section that is taking up everyone’s feed. I was banned from my account, and I emailed the musescore staff asking why. They said I spammed. I did not spam. I followed up saying I never spammed, at least give me proof. They didn’t. They were just like “well we looked at the score and you violated this part of the terms of service because you spammed”. I was so aggravated. All my friends I ever made could only be contacted using musescore, and now I lost them all. The mean people who are always cussing and reporting innocent people for no reason at all are not being banned. I never did anything wrong. This is unfair. At least give proof after banning someone. You said you always look at the problem carefully and decide whether it’s really necessary or not to ban someone. You didn’t.
Don’t see PRO as a very wise choice...
by DarthVaderIsLukesFather on 2019/07/30 03:36
Recently, MuseScore has changed its site entirely and requires a PRO subscription to download and print almost all music created by writers or translators. Before, it was a simple site where people could share music as a recreation and people would download them, and MuseScore would make money through advertisement. I may be biased and understand funds, but I believe the choice of ‘PRO’ mode isn’t a wise one. The reason MuseScore was such a popular site in the first place is because it was free, could be easily navigated, and was the software for creating music was highly polished. Creators are supposed to get the ‘benefit’ from pro mode, as their content can’t be downloaded without permission. Still, people who are trying to make money out of sheet music shouldn’t be uploading on a site like MuseScore anyways! You should be charging users for using the creation software, not the browsers if you aren’t already. The ‘PRO’ mode can still be easily bypassed, so there’s no point in upgrading anyways.
Ain’t What It Used To Be
by Jake Iowa on 2019/01/17 23:02
I started using this app so that I could use Finale files on my Mac Book Pro and my iPad after the creators of Finale Notepad threw Mac devices under the steam calliope. For a while, it worked well on my Mac and I could post my music to the online server and then access them on my iPad. Now, it seems clumsier, and I can see only five of my songs at any one time on my iPad, unless I upgrade to “MuseScore Pro.” I seem to remember paying for the app in the first place, so I am certainly unhappy to be asked to pay again. When I have contacted “support,” my questions always seem to be misunderstood and are not adequately answered. After about five tries when I asked why I could see only five songs on my iPad, I finally was told 1) I needed to pay yet again; and 2) there might be a fix for this problem in January. I am afraid to click the update button. So I would have given the app at least four stars, mainly because of nearly non-existent instructions. Now, it gets no more than two, and since it has limited usefulness to me, that’s a generous gift.
PLEASE READ
by Annonymous😏 on 2018/09/10 22:05
Before this update the app was AMAZING and I loved it to death. I’m an advanced pianist and I use this app every day. I take it on the go wherever there’s a piano. This means there usually wasn’t WiFi available so I downloaded the music to my songbook (thanks to the $2.99 one time purchase which is very efficient and blessed 10/10). I would proudly say I used MuseScore whenever someone asked where I got my sheet music. It was amazing and was my favorite app. I’m sorry, but this new update is worse than ever, the format is intimidating and bland and now you guys are just pulling even more money from people’s pockets. The notes are automatically zoomed out and tiny and it’s gonna be annoying to keep zooming in on the notes every time I open a piece of music. The quality itself just downgraded so badly I feel like I’m using iOS 6 and I’m taken back to the era of iPhone 4’s. I can’t download music to my songbook without the subscription- worse yet, more than half the songs downloaded to my songbook disappeared. 6.99 subscription every month? Come on, you’re kidding yourselves. I know you need to make some profit but subscriptions draw people away. Monthly or annual payments? What a shame. Please take it back to the previous system and formatting. It was PERFECT and was working GREAT before. There was absolutely no need to update this. Otherwise, I’m very upset and disappointed with the app I once adored. Please take this into consideration and fix it.
You cant play music from the app
by mrudhd on 2020/06/12 23:33
The way it displays music is “classic” one page page turning, making many songs impossible to play... it wouldnt be that hard to make it scroll instead of just change. They did respond to this but they just mentioned the inconvenient practice mode where there is no option to show more than one part of the piece at once, despite the large area of white space which would fit perfectly. If you want to see more than one part, which any serious player would, you have to use the impossible to play page turning. ALSO, the “practice mode” for some reason makes the measures wider, so you cant reasonably get more than 4 measures on screen. If these people played instruments, they would know you have to read far farther in advanced then that. Finally, the search doesn’t even work, it repeats the same couple dozen uploads over and over and once you get past those it forcible pushes you back up to the top of the search
Unreliable, unresponsive, and a huge downgrade
by spenjwilli on 2019/01/16 23:15
Since the MuseScore Songbook app was retired and replaced with this app—which, as I understand it, new users actually have to pay a consistent fee to use—I’ve almost never been able to functionally listen to scores on my phone. When I download a MuseScore file, it’s a gamble as to whether it’ll stay in my Songbook or just display an indefinite loading screen. If I manage to get past that, sometimes scores will just crash while playing, often on their very first page, even if they’re very simple scores. Then, somehow, if I get lucky enough to be able to play an entire score, I have to grapple with extremely finicky and unclear controls. If I want to skip back to a specific measure, I’m left struggling with the unresponsive page-turning mechanic and have to try multiple times until the app will let me select my desired measure. Of course, that’s all assuming the UI is even showing up around the score in the first place; I think you’re supposed to tap to bring it up and tap again to see only the score, but it’s more like it decides at random. If you’re going to establish a subscription service for your app, put out a quality product. At the very least, it should have maintained the already mediocre quality of the old Songbook app. Instead, the drop in quality is beyond baffling. Please invest in hiring legitimate app developers, and maybe a MuseScore subscription would finally be worth recommending.
Bad since last update
by DebNCatz on 2018/10/13 00:37
The app has lost features that I used. The functions that are there don’t work correctly most of the time. I have contacted the company and have not received satisfactory answers. I paid for Pro so I would have access to advanced features on the app which allowed me to transpose the music and export PDFs of the music transposed and by single part if needed. I can no longer do that. The company has stated they are considering restoring those features, however, I can no longer use the app as I intended to. As the app is no longer of use to me, I stated I would pay for the months that I used, and requested a refund for the balance of that year. They have refused to refund my money or any portion of my purchase. They told me that I need to use a PC instead. That is not why purchased Pro which include the app. I would like to use the app the way it functioned in the past, if it does that in the near future I may change my rating, but for now serious disappointment in the app and the company’s response.
Types of Instruments
by Jackspedicey05 on 2020/07/08 18:45
I really like this app. The UI isn’t confusing, you just type in the song, and you can even adjust results based on what instrument you play, but this is where the problem lies. In one of the newer updates, they added the ability to choose what type of instrument you could search for. (i.e. Under Trombone you would find Bass Trombone, and under Trumpet, you would find Piccolo) But the problem is they didn’t add all types of instruments, so I can only pick a Bass Trombone when I don’t play that kind of trombone, I play a Straight Tenor Trombone, but since Bass Trombone is the only option they have, I can only search for music pieces that use a Bass Trombone, so now I can practically never use the app since I’ll be searching for results with an instrument I don’t play. If they fix this issue, the app would be a go to app for playing music, but for now, I can’t even use it.
Ok at the beginning...
by jen.exe's review on 2020/01/01 01:54
When I first downloaded this app I obviously had to read the reviews to see how good it was. I read the first one I came across. It stated mistakes and good things about the app, then I read a reply from the people who made this app. It said that they had fixed these problems. So I was using this app and it showed my favorite songs that I wanted to play on the piano. I had saved those songs in my favorite list, I went back to one of those songs to learn it. There wasn’t a problem there, until I wanted to listen to the audio. The button was just now working, so I figured that it just had to restart the application. When I went back in after restarting it, it wasn’t in my favorites list and when I went to search it up again it said there wasn’t any results. I hope these problems can be fixed, so I can use this app again. Thank you.
Don’t Make a Subscription!
by Scalebrine4pres on 2019/01/01 21:30
MuseScore has some of the worst business practices I’ve ever seen. I signed up for a one week trial with MuseScore to test it. It was pretty good but I decided I don’t need to go PRO. So I canceled my subscription through the Apple app. Well... they never got the notification and decided to charge my paypal account that I used to set up my account. It wasn’t the monthly rate that they billed me for they went straight to the annual rate! Tried to contact them and they said they don’t refund according to their “policy.” Website doesn’t have a phone number just an email and when you try to respond back to their email they don’t. Try to contact their PayPal account they won’t get back with you. Tell your problem on the forum and ask to get a hold of customer service some rude guy named JoJo Schmidt responds. If I could give this app 0 stars I would. As for the app itself, it never worked always said I timed out. WORST COMPANY AROUND! SCAMMERS that aren’t there for customers just the money.
Change default sound
by Jace Henderson on 2019/02/21 21:19
I always listened to scores on my browser rather than the actual app because the browser has the actual sound of the piano the score has instead of the mediocre sounding one in the app itself. The browser version has been bugging out lately, the track keeps playing forwards when I click to replay a measure while it replays the measures visually so the measure highlighted isn’t what’s actually being played, and about a minute or so into a score the audio cracks loudly and the song restarts while the highlighted measures continue on. Because of that I can’t listen to scores on my browser because it’s severely bugged at the moment and using the app works but the piano sounds horrible. Sound means a lot to somebody like me. It would be nice if you could add the default piano sound rather than the apps current one that sounds nothing like the scores.
Want to love this app but...
by rem41387 on 2019/06/23 22:06
Really want to love this app. At first download it worked pretty good but since has been the buggiest app I’ve ever used. There is always some issue: the sudden app crash upon the click of any sheet music or function, erratic controls when you flip the sheet music page or try to drag the repetition slides, screen doesn’t flip orientation with turn of device, constantly logs out of account, and right now when I open the app can’t even click anything because there is a small box centered on the page (a buggy splash page?) that can’t be closed out so the app is completely unusable. I could probably list a dozen other functional issues that have occurred over the last 6 months of using the app. When the app does work, I truly enjoy it and hope the developers can work through these issues. I will happily return if so but unfortunately until then this app too maddening to use.
One of My favorite music App
by Nic2396 on 2019/09/21 16:16
Muse Score is an app I come back to time and time again not just for finding music but also for writing music. I have found the interface for composition purpose to be well made and simple to work with. I play a multitude of instruments and being able to write music for one and then modifying it for another has been made realitivily simple on all fronts. I also like the aspect of being able to find music that people have put and added to share because some times finding a piece can sometime take a lot of time and then the cost for that single piece to me isn’t worth it. The draw back I find is that I can’t always find the pieces I want.
Keeps making very questionable decisions.
by 123456789?????? on 2021/03/02 14:58
I’ve had this app for 3-4 years at this point, and I mostly very happy with the changes made over that time; however a couple questionable feature decisions immediately come to mind. About 1-2 years ago you used to be able to speed up a song as well as slow it down, it was a feature I used often, and still miss to this day. And just a couple days ago (the reason I am writing this review) I noticed that the newest update removed the sort by new functionality. This was a great way for me to check I there was a new song from a game or album I liked and removes exposure from newer arrangers. These decisions take this app from a 5 star to a 3, and I hope they add them back, or at the very least give a reasonable explanation as to why they did remove them.
Helpful, but flawed
by HeyItsNami on 2019/05/16 02:15
The service that MuseScore offers is fantastic: a way to easily compose music and share it. The companion app, however, is rough around the edges and borderline unusable at points. UI/usability glitches include: menus that come back after you dismiss them; music pages changing erratically; irrelevant results throughout the search menu; internet searches showing up and blocking out the My Favorites tab; menu areas not extending to the edges of the screen; the inconsistency when hiding UI elements while looking at a piece of music; every song you’ve favorited being forgotten about; occasional account logouts you didn’t ask for; etc. The core function of this app is still present with a lot of time spent navigating, but sweeping renovations are needed to make it feel clean and friendly. I hope more development goes into making this a more seamless user experience.
Useless customer service
by dazzle016 on 2019/06/19 12:50
My main complaint is not so much the app, but the company itself. I was on a 30 day free “pro” trial, which it turns out is not even necessary for effective use of the app and sheet music (although they sure make it seem like it is). I went to cancel the day before it ended, but there are multiple steps to cancellation and it apparently didn’t end up going through. Upon being charged $49 I emailed customer support and explained what had happened. Firstly their customer service hours are in GMT time, so it took me an entire week of emailing once per day to get a response. Then, I emailed again just before a weekend and have had no response since (4 working days). The customer service representative was lazy and unhelpful, not even answering my questions and instead sending links to the policies. Extremely disappointed in the service, and due to this (on top of the lack of music available), I would never recommend using this.
Great app with constant problems...
by Dude McMann on 2020/01/30 23:13
I usually don’t write reviews for apps; however, I feel that it is necessary to let the developers know about some bugs. As a musician, I absolutely loves this app. It allows me to get an endless amount of music for free, and I don’t have to carry around a bunch of music, or go searching through an endless pile of music. However, this app is constantly giving me issues, and trying to fix them wastes valuable time that I could have used practicing my trumpet. The most current issue I’m dealing with is how the app responds to exiting a score. Usually, the app will smoothly back out of the score I’m reading, but now it loads only half the screen and leaves a white nos around the left side of my screen. So far, the only work around that I have found is to close out the app, which is just inconvenient and annoying for me.
i love this app but it’s a pain in the 🍑
by imbeciIe on 2019/06/28 18:13
it USUALLY works but every once in a while the app says “you don’t have anything in your favorites” blah blah blah when i do have stuff there. idk if it’s my wifi, or the app, but either way it’s getting tiring. another thing, is that a couple days ago there was this small rectangle in the middle of my screen, and i couldn’t even use the app because it was frozen or something,, other people had this problem too. i loveee the concept of the app, and i always find the best songs to play when i’m bored or during rehearsal breaks. i also use it for a duet and/or violin 2 when i don’t have someone to play with. it would be 5 stars if there wasn’t a bug or something wrong with the app almost every time i use it. whenever you have a problem with musescore, i recommend the app “Flat” it’s basically the same thing.
New update makes it very difficult to read and use
by KirbySaysHi on 2018/10/27 19:52
The previous version was definitely barebones, and I appreciate that the developers are attempting to add new features and make improvements! Unfortunately the new version makes using the app as a reading tool (for playing at an instrument) cumbersome at best if not impossible. The page turn animation is so slow that I have to stop playing to wait until the next measure is revealed when sight reading. My iPad is less than than a year old, so I know it’s not my device. And the previous version was more than fast enough. The layout of the individual symbols has regressed to the point that symbols and notes and chords are on top of each other, covering and jumbling, making it impossible, sometimes, to read the notes. And finally, as others have noted, the default size when a score opens is extremely small, even on the slightly larger iPad Pro. Having to manually change the size is fine, and I’m glad it’s possible, but that’s when the jumble of symbols happens! I am grateful the developers have grandfathered my account in feature-wise, and also acknowledge that this app, at least for me, is free. Thank you! I hope that further updates to the app give me confidence (and opportunity) to pay for the hard work it takes to construct an useful app.
Percussion sound fonts are broken
by Unclesusan21 on 2018/07/05 16:14
I’ve been using musescore on my MacBook since 2014 I think, and it’s an amazing open source solution to music notation. The iPhone app however, not so much. I can’t find a way to start a new score which isn’t a huge problem for me because the main reason I bought this app is so I could play them back to my professors without just opening the mobile website. This works great for most scores I have but all of them with percussion tracks (specifically stand tunes that I am trying to get accepted into our rotation at my college) play as if they’re a synth keyboard of some kind, and of course the sounds that it make are horribly out of key. I’m unsure if there’s a way to change the sound font in the app like you can on the desktop and Mac applications but it’s a big problem I hope is updated.
This app is so broken
by Enter a Nichname please on 2019/10/22 23:44
Overall this is an okay app. I enjoy being able to find music then learn the notes and rhymes of the piece. But what is really frustrating is how if a score has lots of parts whenever a new measure hits and you are viewing the top of the score it then instantly goes to the bottom of the score. Also with one of the newest updates I am unable to favorite music scores and the scores that I had favorited before the update disappeared. The apps search feature is also very broken in the since that if I’m searching for a specific instrument with 3 parts it’ll still show pieces with a different number of parts and sometimes additional instruments with in the piece. The search feature isn’t as frustrating as the first two issues. If the app didn’t have some of these issues I would enjoy my time with this app much more.
Ppl put scripts in the descriptions
by Goata33 on 2019/12/22 17:09
Whenever I search for something, there are ALWAYS a few certain songs that are at the top of the results. They don’t even apply to what I’m looking for. The reason is that people copy and paste entire movie scripts in the description, which means that whatever key words you’re searching for, they are most likely going to be in those movie script descriptions as well, making them the first results. You devs probably know this and are fixing a bunch of things already (hopefully), but can you please add a word count limit for descriptions, or at least a report irrelevant content button to songs? Also I don’t even have access to song descriptions on mobile anyway, but I read a few comments of songs so that’s how I know. I haven’t seen desktop version yet, and I’m 🤍ing a bunch of songs before getting pro version so I can download them right away, and I’m very thankful for you guys for actually responding to negative comments and that you are aware of many problems with this app and are trying to fix them. Others devs usually aren’t that involved. So I’ll be waiting patiently for you ppl to smooth out this app, so take your time and fix as much as you can I guess.
Underlying Issues
by Pgd9149 on 2020/08/23 17:20
I love Musescore a lot, I use it very often. I like the app, but sometimes it's worse than using the actual website due to some underlying issues. One issue is the soundfonts on the app. If the user uploaded a custom soundfont, they are replaced with a random soundfont on the app. On the website, custom soundfonts are supported, and the default soundfonts sound so much better. For an example, search "Halls of Science 4" from Portal 2 on the app and the website and you'll see what I mean. (I didn't make that score but it's a good example) Second, there's no way to make/upload scores on the app. This isn't such a big deal, but it would be nice to have a sister app/ in-app program or at least be able to upload a .midi to the app. Overall, it's good for practicing, but if you want it to sound good too, then the website would be a better option.
Perfect, but see below
by 14 year old pianist on 2020/05/30 15:35
The reasons I almost gave 4 stars are performance and premium. Let’s begin with performance. It often crashes, freezes, or severely lags. Another notable has been that songs continue to play despite having the user gone back to the search page. However, I am using MuseScore on an iPad mini 2, so I can’t fully blame these issues on the app itself since I don’t know if it’s just my outdated tech. Premium is another reason. The fact that I need premium for certain features such as mixer or convenient transposition is annoying, but musescore is completely free other than that and has no ads, so I gave it 5 stars out of appreciation to that.
Music Newbie
by Rich, Pretty Girl on 2020/08/09 04:26
As someone who started Piano lessons only 4 months before discovering this app I am beyond impressed. I have found tons of songs that I love in the real world and I have used this app to learn them on piano. There are nitpicks for sure, but at the end of the day for someone who’s only been reading sheet music for less than half a year this app does an amazing job with the combination of practice mode, being able to see which keys should be played and so much more! I don’t think I’ve written an app review in almost 3 years, but I would 10/10 recommend this app to a friend especially one who is new to music! (I primarily use the iPad app and website!).
Could be improved.
by mjd14of14_ on 2020/05/07 07:28
Ok, so as someone who has used musescore for a long time, I have a love hate relationship. It’s great. But still should have some fixes. First of all, the soundfonts. A lot of them are exactly the same or sound nothing like what they are supposed to sound like. Second, add options to swing 8th and 16th notes. Third, let private scores be unlimited. Fourth, let people create scores on mobile. For now I don’t have much more criticism, but musescore is a great option if you can’t get expensive programs for music. Noteflight is great, but it’s limited. The only limit musescore has is the amount of uploads. I’m broke so I can’t afford a subscription, but you can still create as many as you want and save them on your device. I rate it 4.8 :-}
Just Because It’s Now Free Doesn’t Mean You Have To Go OUT OF YOUR WAY To Make It Worse
by Motherlyy on 2018/09/08 23:46
While I’m grateful that the app is now free, everything about the recent big update is incredibly flawed, much more so than the older one. The sounds have significantly decreased in quality (I actually really enjoyed the sound of the French horn but now it seems to always hit some random out of tune note before every single pitch, it drives me nuts), selecting certain things are hard (and my phone is relatively sensitive so this is not a phone issue), and the app crashes way quicker than before. It used to only crash for me when a song with a lot of parts was played, and now it seems to crash randomly. The only two improvements I’ve seen so far is 1. The saxes seem way less out of tune than before and 2. The dashboard is easier to handle now. Really disappointed, and I might just use your PC version until this is fixed.
Pay to Play..?
by Chases View on 2019/01/22 01:42
I remember the good ol’ days where I could download this very app to see and save amazing, user-created sheet music for almost any song I liked. The community seemed to be aplenty and I really enjoyed playing everything there was to offer. I slowly stopped playing as much due to family constraints, having a child, etc. Fast-forward about 2 years - I redownload the app and expect much of the same, to be able to see and save amazing user content. Instead I’m greeted with a screen asking about the instrument I play, as well as the music I enjoy. Following that, I’m asked to commit to a monthly / yearly payment plan to JUST GET INTO THE APP, which is completely absurd to me. Maybe I’m just out of the loop, but I never realized that this app became Pay to Play. Maybe there is a better alternative out there. I’ll definitely be on the lookout to see. But until they stop this Pay to Play nonsense, I will not be using this app.
Great music, but the ads
by Angieleena on 2020/03/18 22:34
I’ve used Musescore for a long time, and I absolutely love all the free sheet music you can play. It all sounds really good, and is usually pretty accurate. The only thing I’ve recently been having a problem with is the ads. For some reason whenever I get an ad (no matter what ad it is) it will not let me exit it out, rendering the app basically useless since I’m unable to view any sheet music without an ad popping up. I don’t mind the ads at all, but it get frustrating when you can’t see any of the sheet music and the same ad pops up each time. I’m not sure if it’s because I have an older device (IPad 2 mini) however it does run on the latest update. Hopefully this can be fixed!
Something Happened
by Thurmato Blahkae on 2018/12/24 04:43
I probably sound like a broken record compared with most users that wrote on this, but jeez, this app was AMAZING before the update. I’d use this to practice a bunch of new songs and I’d take it with me for a few performances. I actually couldn’t detect half of the issues people are complaining about simply because the app literally won’t let me do anything. Every 10 seconds, the app will throw me back to my last page, and it’s extremely difficult considering I’m trying to read music and it takes me right back to the search bar. Please fix this issue or revert back to the original, this app WAS amazing.
AMAZING!!! But a few suggestions/problems
by LittleDude😇👿🤓 on 2019/06/29 02:21
I love this app. I think it’s great and all but I am having a problem with turning the page or sometimes when I am trying to repeat a measure, it does it in a totally wrong place. Don’t get me wrong this is the best app for music I have ever found! Also I have a few suggestions. 1. Maybe allow people who are making the sheet music, to put numbers on for certain instruments like the piano. 2. I don’t know if you could do this but hopefully you can, allow the people who make the sheets to include a video so that others know the correct fingering if they need more than just numbers. If it weren’t for these problems I would DEFINITELY give this app 5 stars.
Pretty Bad
by [$]Dnoop Sogg on 2019/05/17 10:31
If you’re looking for someone that can make a good app almost unusable, it’s the people developing this app. There are so many basic things that aren’t working properly, if you’re wondering here are some that I encounter: -When scrolling through scores some will be invisible -Once a score is tapped, it might not load/ crashes sometimes -When zooming out/in in a score, it will vanish and still be playing, even after waiting -While in a score, tapping the center to get rid of the top bar causes the score to vanish, but still play -When exiting a score it will take you to the top of the list you just looked through, causing you to have to look through it again -Random crashing -Red bar that indicates where score is playing becomes out of sync with the score -The app is overall slow and unresponsive (which is why I prefer the website) With all of these issues it makes the app very difficult to use. This app used to be great, everything worked properly, so we know you guys in the development team can make a good app, it’s been seen before. For any people wondering about using the app over using the website, I’d recommend the website. Not only does the website actually work, but the instruments on the website sound better too.
Plz fix the issues as soon as possible
by shell_leather on 2018/12/08 22:52
OMG!! This app used to be super excellent but guys... what happened ?? I’ve been using this app for over a year. The latest update causes the app crash all the time. And my iphone gets overheat and it always burns my hand whenever i’m using the app!!! Weird, right?! And there are also problems in turning pages or in choosing bars when using the score. I’m totally obssessed with this app, and i got super excited when my acount turned into pro version automatically because i was an old user!!! So thank you because of that. I’m sooooo greatful. But plzzzzzzz fix these issues cause they are serious problems!!
Please adjust.
by rbx15 on 2018/12/01 20:07
This app used to be amazing with free easy access sheet music. Not only has the update caused the app to be weird it also has caused the app to not even show any music. It always tells me that there is a network problem and I need to logout. When this first started I would just log back in and be able to access my scores, but now I’ll login back in and it will tell me to logout again. If I try to X out of the network notice then it will say I have no internet and can’t view any scores. If there is anyway to fix the problem I’d love to continue to use this app but until then it is completely useless to have.
songs are good, but very hard to play along
by ajeong824 on 2020/07/07 03:13
I play the violin and use this app to look for some new music. There are a lot of song options that I like and they all sound beautiful. However, there are a lot of problems with the music and functions that come along with it. For example, I think it would be MUCH better if I could see the next line while playing so that way I won’t fall behind because I didn’t know what the next note of the next line was. Also, there were times where I dragged progress line to beginning so I could start over, but whenever I unpause it, it just goes straight back to the end. It only works if I pressed the rewind button. Overall, I really enjoyed this app. If there were a few tweaks that were made, I would’ve given it 5 stars instead of 2.
Glitching in music
by Lopez389428 on 2019/04/28 19:06
I found that in some of your music sheets like Billie Jean ( 14 instruments) the music glitches and gets off beat. It really becomes an inconvenience whenever I am trying to follow the music and it isn’t on time. Also, it can be fairly frustrating when the song name billboard won’t go away while you are playing to just see only the music. You end up flipping pages and missing notes because I am trying to just see the music, not the entire billboard of the name and the play button. Please make it more convenient to just see the music and all parts. Thanks, have a good day.
MuseScore’s Decline
by TheSpaceSquid on 2018/11/18 02:46
After the “big” update, the app just doesn’t work properly anymore. When going through the browse menu the same songs keep popping up and will now freeze the entire app if you go too far. The songbook for me now never finishes loading and I can not look at any of my songs I have saved. Many song when limiting the instrument you can view get screwed up. The app always has “unexpected errors” and I think that the update focused more on cleaning up the graphics and organization of the app instead of fixing the core purposes... Sad to see, I’ve been using this app for a while and I am even a pro member. It seems as the app has taken a step backwards.
Sound?
by SilverShade87 on 2019/08/08 19:17
This app is amazing for a music player like me. I find all sorts of amazing music on this app, especially movie and game music fitted to my instrument. An issue I have repeatedly noticed is the sound quality when playing a score. This issue may just be a strings thing, but when I listened to a score on the webpage on my phone, the score sounded great. I could clearly pick out the violin, cello, and viola. When I played the score on the app, it sounded like a machine, just playing the notes. The webpage sound had vibrato, and actually sounded like what the song was. The app made the score sound bad, even though I knew the songs were amazing. Other than that, the app is very easy to work with.
It’s eh, but has potential
by Janilava on 2019/11/13 07:30
The mobile version suffers from not having a sythesia type of deal the browser one has. Also I can’t compose anything on mobile say when I’m going somewhere. And the song library is laughable because It’s not full enough in my opinion. And when you download it and you log in, they ask you to say what instrument do you play, where there are two categories for “Keyboard” and “Piano” seperately and when you pick the genre of music, it still dumps in those overused songs that every beginner is learning when I clearly state that I’m a professional to the app. So, why do I give it 3 stars and not 1 or 2? Because it has some potential and I’m waiting for the improvements if theres any.
Musescore comments
by Aidan Grivas on 2019/04/04 13:33
The concept of musescore is amazing, I love how if I wanted to present music or find music with friends I can do so with ease, and do lots of just that. The major issue with musescore is that it needs a lot of bug fixes, like when I update my score in my laptop and save the score online the score will not update. As soon as these bugs are fixed this would be a better software than most, actually. There is a bug where every time I close the app I have trouble accessing my scores and must resort to using my browser. Please fix your bugs for your musescore premium users.
One of the best
by ManyardFergy on 2019/02/04 11:30
Have you ever tried to become a musician? Do you love music or at least like it? So, that means that you have probably searched the app/play store before looking for music apps. This is one of the best. It monopolizes the other companies that try to give you like the cheapest app out their that just gives you a quiz on like where is a concert g? This app is awesome especially for musicians who need and need and need more music under their belt. You can look up anything and it’ll show up. This version of MuseScore is a “pocket edition” that doesn’t have everything on it. For instance, it doesn’t have the program download to make your own music(I want it soo bad on my phone!). But I can and have downloaded it on to my computer. Another problem is that the sound is electronic so you can’t even play swing or any jazz unless the artist writes the syncopation out with slurs(it takes a while) So, MuseScore is totally awesome and is great for any level of musicians out there now. But also please try the internet MuseScore that you can make music from! Enjoy!!
Pretty Good
by Excaliber ⚽️🍕 783 on 2020/09/11 10:46
I’ve used MuseScore for quite a while now. The notation software is one of the best out there, and it’s free! I’ve recommended a couple friends to try it. I didn’t mention the app, however. While it covers the basic functions of looking for scores, I feel as though there are too many problems to make up for. For example, I uploaded a score about a month ago. Two weeks ago, I updated that score using the Save Online option in the MuseScore editor. The problem is the MuseScore app only shows the older version of the score. I’m not sure why this has happened, but could you please maybe look into this? Thank you.
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LEARN AND PLAY FREE SHEET MUSIC • The largest sheet music collections • Over 1 million pieces of free sheet music • Latest hits, classics and independent music • Play sheet music offline • Daily submitted new scores LARGE SHEET MUSIC ARCHIVE One of the largest catalogs of sheet music, where you can find your favorite scores by instrument (piano, trumpet, violin, percussion, flute, etc.) and listen to them ADD TO FAVORITES Add the scores you like to Favorites to quickly access them SONGBOOK Download scores and access them offline anywhere you go WITH MUSESCORE YOU CAN: • view and play sheet music • set the tempo and transpose • set the volume and visibility of each instrument in every score with the Mixer tool • share your favorite sheet music with your friends and fans • export sheet music to PDF • use metronome • loop any part of a song with the Loop tool PROBLEMS? FEEDBACK? The more you tell us, the better MuseScore gets. Email: support@musescore.com FAQ Q Can I notate music with this app? A No, you can not. The app allows only to read music scores and practice. Q Can I open my own .mscz files with this app? A You can open files from email, Dropbox, websites etc... COMMUNITY Follow MuseScore and share your feedback. Facebook: https://facebook.com/musescore Twitter: https://twitter.com/musescore Subscription information: • The MuseScore Pro subscription gives you unlimited access to the app's premium features • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package • Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your device's Account Settings after purchase • There is no way to cancel your current subscription during its active period • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. * Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD. You can read our privacy policy at https://musescore.com/legal/privacy You can read our terms of service at https://musescore.com/legal/terms
My demons
by Han H H on 2021/05/15 12:03
My kids love this song. It's great to have them see the score and practice with it!
Ppopoooo
by djskia on 2021/05/14 17:33
Djamal
So satisfying
by AddieMitchell on 2021/05/11 12:34
It’s so satisfying to be able to sit down and search up any song. I can play it first to see how it sounds. All in all it’s my favorite app and I get all my music from it.
Love it!
by DelJay on 2021/05/10 00:05
I’m very happy with the content of this site.
Ricardo
by Richardinik on 2021/05/09 18:28
Gracias
Help
by Weird Christmas on 2021/05/09 01:41
It’s not letting me login or make a new account. When I log in with an old account it just does nothing. When I make a new account it says email already used even when I haven’t used that email. I tried doing skin login but it just did nothing.
Good app
by Dcdroid on 2021/05/08 23:06
10/10 would recommend
Great app dont have to pay. Yet
by Spikey-spong_E on 2021/05/08 22:25
I can play sheet music without paying 14.99 a month so youve beet alot of competition already
So many bugs
by t8robot on 2021/05/05 22:27
Transposition doesn’t work half the time. Page overflow isn’t stable and changes randomly when flipping through the pages. A lot of annoying UI choices and dialogs that force you to interact with something you don’t care about.
Download does not provide free version
by da game guy on 2021/05/05 15:12
This is probably a great app, but as soon as you download it you are put into a trial subscription that will AUTO CHARGE you after a week for a year long subscription. This is not mentioned ahead of time, at least not that I saw.
Issues with app
by sniz00 on 2021/05/04 21:21
I’ve always experienced some problems with musecore, and in the last few months it’s gotten particularly bad. Formatting issues on certain songs, incorrect playback, etc, but as of 5/4/2021 I opened the app on my ipad and phone and found that neither device was able to retrieve any of my saved scores nor anything from the main page of the app. Trying to log in through email and google does nothing to remove the prompt from the screen, and pressing skip login helps nothing either. Perhaps it is just a software issue or an update, but it’s rather frustrating.
Great app
by Rmadosky on 2021/05/03 20:21
Thanks!
Awesome app
by NarutoAlinyo on 2021/05/02 02:05
GG
Dababy
by 123@#45$& on 2021/05/01 21:22
Lesss gooooooo!
River flows in you
by Girl_Named_Natpat on 2021/04/30 20:14
I love this song, except for the weird pauses at the beginning. It helps me focus, and when I have a really big gymnastics competition, I listen to it and ay my routines in my head, then I have it as a song on my warm-up playlist. I love this app, and this song, an I hope that you can get this app. :) (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤. ヽ(^o^)丿
Always dependable
by edandhanae on 2021/04/29 19:39
Great notations
Gold
by Happy orb on 2021/04/29 02:15
This is app is pure gold it’s a treasure chest of sheet music and it doesn’t cost a fortune to use it. A good investment I made in my piano journey.
Price is NOT accurate
by Hfhfgdjgkfgf on 2021/04/28 21:58
I haven’t really had a chance to try this app out very much yet. My gripe is the $29.99 first year subscription actually charges you $47.99 when you click to subscribe. It seems like a shady way to make an extra $18. Of course Apple doesn’t allow refunds of any sort once you buy or subscribe to an app so this has already left a bad taste in my mouth before I’ve even really tried it.
Issues
by jpzzeryaeeb on 2021/04/27 16:36
I don’t like that you actually have to pay to print some pieces that aren’t pro like legit this app used to let you print stuff that wasn’t pro, but now you can’t print the music that you want to play and practice this app is dumb.
Musescore
by Jo6192618ahaksh on 2021/04/25 22:27
Love the app
Why
by RetroFryit_12 on 2021/04/25 17:55
Sorry my good sir, I did not realize that, thank you for bringing that to my attention
Just you and me
by Salazar23 on 2021/04/24 17:55
Excellent transcription!
Very helpful
by Nostalgic Nerd on 2021/04/24 15:13
I am more of a soundtrack person, and I find all sorts of good piano sheets I can use. And there are even similar sheets on drums, violin, voice or even all 4.
LOVE IT
by redqueen572 on 2021/04/24 13:36
Perfect
it’s good
by rissa011020 on 2021/04/23 00:19
it’s good
Very useful
by hdhdhsiensuje on 2021/04/22 23:02
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great app!!
by the ling lee on 2021/04/22 22:04
What a wonderful app!!! I love it!! Thank you!!
Thanks a lot
by cdmdd on 2021/04/22 16:19
Greeeeat application Thank you so much MuseScore team 🙏🏼🙏🏼🧿
Yes
by Jflores1676 on 2021/04/21 07:34
Ok
I Cannot write songs on iPad
by Herggy55 on 2021/04/20 23:12
I cannot write songs iPad
Wow
by Alexardedry413 on 2021/04/20 17:07
I really liked this
B savage
by sidjfvfjejrvfv on 2021/04/20 07:29
Great
Sounds great!
by Gil Vel C on 2021/04/18 20:53
Easy to play with many details. Thanks for sharing
Best App For learning Piano
by Sinsin18 on 2021/04/17 19:02
Despite all new apps for Ios that have feedback , Finger color aid and so many premium options that just trick your mind and linger your Learning process to get more money from you this wonderful open source App not only gives you what necessary for playing but also lets you work freely on any staff you want to play. Somebody with real Love of music and sacrifice will do it as free Thanks for giving me opportunity To learn music.
Great but...
by want to have a bad time on 2021/04/14 12:24
This app is great to find scores on, but there’s a recent problem, the full hud on scores on mobile never show up, I have to find them all by experimenting, I hope this problem gets fixed
Epic
by HaM AnD CHeESe124 on 2021/04/14 04:43
Epic app 10/10
Almost Amazing App
by bold.dreamer on 2021/04/14 03:41
MuseScore as a overall solution for musicians to write and share scores is absolutely insanely totally awesome. And even though, I do realize that functionality-wise iOS app was probably never intended to be anywhere near to the desktop version. But still, sometimes I’m just wondering if developers of iOS app ever tried to actually use it in real life... To be completely honest, the app itself is okay, and you can do great things with it. Although, sometimes when trying to play an instrument with that app, it gets way to painful. Often, after yet another UI glitch, I’d give up and export the whole thing as standalone PDF to be able to finish the piece, or just open same score in web browser (which ironically works way better then mobile app). But despite all that, I just can’t give less then 4 starts...
One of the greatest apps ever
by fonehome on 2021/04/13 23:37
Absolutely fantastic idea and execution. Love it. I always go straight to my favorites so wish there was a button in toolbar for favorites for faster acces and for it not to default to date added sorting on launch. I prefer by title or have an option to set default.
None x. Xx
by enndndnsnnxbdbd on 2021/04/13 20:10
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by Prufrock 1 on 2021/04/10 22:17
Bait and switch.
Good
by Boboiboibonoiiagana on 2021/04/10 01:49
Good app
Charged a Subscription without Approval
by traviszane on 2021/04/09 01:19
$50!!! What a joke...Just go with one of the website score resources.
RANDOM CHARGE
by Shanespeare89 on 2021/04/08 13:38
I don’t even have this app on my phone and haven’t since August of 2019 and it just randomly charged me 49.00!!!!! Anyone else have this problem??
Good
by M-1 Grandma on 2021/04/05 23:31
This has a lot of music and I like it a lot!
Awesome app!
by Reading Cub on 2021/04/05 01:43
I found just the sheet music I wanted for the piece that I wanted to play and the difficulty level. Fantastic applications! I recommended it to anyone who is casual player.
So good
by Bkennedy6062 on 2021/04/04 02:22
This app is so good and it’s only like $20 a year for pro if you get it on sale.
Great App!
by MozBeat on 2021/04/03 16:43
Excellent
Best app for sheet music
by tritium333333333 on 2021/04/02 05:20
Nice selection. Good playback feature
Frustrating
by SmilesDaScorpio on 2021/03/31 22:39
This app has a good idea behind it and would be amazing if it would function correctly. It is extremely frustrating to try to use, especially for a sousaphone player trying to hold a tuba and fight with the app at the same time.
Rests need to be gone
by n,gnh u on 2021/03/31 07:51
When I go to the song called we know better there are rests in part 2 of the song I want it to be fixed ASAP
Easy to read
by Sean C Brennan on 2021/03/30 15:18
Thank you for clear notation! Enjoying the large selection! Thanks for your efforts! Sean Brennan Sean’s Music Study LLC
V3.0!!! Best app ever!!!
by Gravity122 on 2021/03/29 03:08
Great Stuff for the music-composing-nerd... or you just want Music and you don’t wanna go through the buying process lol #thatsme Best Stuff for sure.
If I could give zero I would.
by Killodope on 2021/03/28 19:52
Sign up for a free trial, wasn’t able to log in because of some system error, was charged for the annual fee. While trying to get a refund since I wasn’t able to even log into the app, customer service is trying to claim that I’m already so many days into my subscription that they have to prorate my refund. CANT EVEN GET A FULL REFUND. I was NEVER able to log in. As far as the money goes, MUSESCORE IS A SCAM. They don’t care about customer service or experience. They just need that mula off you. And I would like to confidently say, Paula from Customer service, you are the worst customer rep in the world.
Great App
by flapjacknose on 2021/03/28 16:52
Love the sheet music
So grateful for this software
by 17749821375981759815 on 2021/03/28 15:26
Great companion app for the absolutely stellar desktop music notation software!
Thank you
by pelon pelon on 2021/03/28 01:18
Good
All
by Renus on 2021/03/27 19:23
Good
Like it
by Sunny's prayer on 2021/03/26 18:44
I like it
Gr8!!!!!!!!!!
by teen13! on 2021/03/26 02:52
Love this app... hundreds of music scores for your favorite tune. Only issue is that we’re missing a couple of really good songs that would be great to play. I’m not a composer so I couldn’t do that. Otherwise, amazing job. Good luck to all composers! You guys rock!
Wow(ow!)owowowowowowoow
by gentlemomms on 2021/03/25 22:57
Hehe 😜😉
Fun app
by Stefanolima on 2021/03/25 14:44
Forced me to do this review
Great job
by BAnneSch on 2021/03/25 03:10
Great job with Satie’s Gymnopedie no. 1. Thanks.
Great to learn Sheet music
by rweigang17 on 2021/03/25 00:30
A large variety of music
Grandma’s Feather Bed
by Ddogguy on 2021/03/24 21:00
Love this arrangement. Can’t even listen to a measure without picturing a barroom piano player in a bowler with a lit stogie hammering away at the tune. Thanks for the visual as well as the score.
Fixed the practice bug
by jacobp76 on 2021/03/24 20:31
Well done and thanks
Great chart
by Rick Zayas on 2021/03/24 19:26
This is a really nice chart. I like the fact that the real voicings are in there. What’s nice about this chart is that if it’s even three voices, it can be modified to teach more of a beginner. What really helps is the chords are right on the money. Good for an intermediate pianist and it can be modified if needed. I highly recommend it
MS has a lot of music
by Di you need to know on 2021/03/24 13:26
Music score has a ton of great classic and new music.The best part of Music score is that you can use it for free.
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by jkkgfrfvhhbj on 2021/03/24 00:32
k yk h gif co bout givin bubby much bud lol okey thank ya for letting me know you are already in my car and you are already on my phone and you are so smart to be with a person who has no clue how much i i is going to do that and i can get a tag on it lol but if we are all maxed it would have to do it so much money and we are already doing full time so i dont have to get it out and get a tag on the right right lol i dont like oh okey no no church lol lol i lol lol oh wow lol oh yes sorry but we are just not getting a big one girl and we have to go go back and then we will do the nether then the end of the end then the lord is the king king and lord of ol sonata
Buggy
by Scads refs on 2021/03/23 16:54
Once you are in a score there’s no way to back out without quitting the program...controls disappear with the exception of the mystery button with no text. This isn’t even alpha. What a disappointment.
A big help
by Big-wave Dave on 2021/03/23 13:57
This is a program I use. Finding music. Practicing at different tempos, looping hard sections slowly, etc. Just a big help that I constantly use.
Great variety
by Denial55 on 2021/03/23 01:06
Awesome app with great and different genres of music for all types of instruments! Loved the app and had a great time pleasing family and friends!
Sound issue
by beach.lyfe321 on 2021/03/22 22:38
Before and After installing the MuseScore Sound HQ+ sound settings, not a single score will play sound after one second of playback
I’d like to personally thank you guys
by ÇøreZ_ØneX on 2021/03/22 00:34
Yes! I’d like to personally thank you guys! A while ago I couldn’t get in the app without it crashing, and it was so frustrating, so I gave ya’ll a review and rated ya’ll, and it seems to have gotten y’all’s attention and ya’ll responded, and ever since you guys responded ya’ll fixed it and I haven’t really had any bugs so I thought I’d stop by and say thank you guys for listening to me good day/night
Great product
by jolplin-fan on 2021/03/19 01:33
I like to play Scott Joplin. Very tricky syncopation. Slowing it down and hearing it played as I watch the score is very helpful.
Very engaging
by harpist4you on 2021/03/18 06:43
I'm a harpist and this sucked me in and makes me want to play it
Can’t download without a subscription
by Appfun15 on 2021/03/17 05:39
Used to be free, now they forcing you to review app.
Good App
by Danielp533 on 2021/03/17 01:47
Unlimited sheet music free online
Review
by Fiddlenorsk on 2021/03/17 00:47
I don’t use this program much but I like it.
Wanda all the way!
by Swordseeking on 2021/03/16 19:35
This song made my daughter’s week! Excellent!
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by namdkrkwppqlfmfnrb on 2021/03/14 15:57
Bsnshs
It’s ok
by I RECCOMD THIS on 2021/03/13 22:29
Could be better 😅
Great!
by Anthonygudkov on 2021/03/12 22:42
Love simplicity and the range of available compositions!
Needs a LOT of work
by bagaboiebailey on 2021/03/12 16:50
I really enjoy musescore, with it's free sheet music creating software AND user-uploaded scores, however, this app is too unstable right now. This wouldn't be a problem if the desktop version of the score playback was functional, but it doesn't; in fact it constantly asks you to download the MOBILE app onto your DESKTOP (meaning neither current service works). I even paid for a subscription, and while it's eons better without ads, I'd still prefer if at least one platform was functional. Here are some issues with the website/app that you guys should start off with: 1. The desktop version lacks the ability to access a sort on the "browse" screen that the mobile app has in which the "popular WEEKLY" scores are shown. This may just be a feature difference, but it is the ONLY useful sort on any platform because the default desktop ones either show the last 30 minutes of spam uploads or the same ~100 tag-abused scores that show up everywhere. 2. Scores literally STOP loading when scrolling for more after having the app open for too long 3. Giving the zoom tools even the SLIGHTEST tap can PERMANENTLY lock a score at an uncomfortable zoom level. 4. Interacting with the adjustable playback and loop bars on the app is PAINFULLY tedious; double-tapping to hide the overlay makes this EONS harder 5. I get spammed with notifications from comments on top scores I've favorited, but NOT from smaller scores I actually WANT to know about comments on. This is just what I've found from the little features I've used; I gave up on experimentation with the Pro features weeks ago. Please, if you're gonna redirect to the app rather than updating your site, at the very LEAST have an app that WORKS. And if you're wondering, I gave two stars instead of one only because I LIKE what you guys do. Many people have gotten into sheet music who would have otherwise not if it wasn't for your free services (including me).
Great
by Hotolive on 2021/03/11 20:08
This is what I have needed for many years of playing piano!
Be careful with week free subscription
by i just want to view my bill on 2021/03/11 16:19
If you sign up for a week free subscription this company will accuse you of not canceling your “month” long membership then not refund you your money. The app doesn’t have as many few as I thought it would so I canceled right away to avoid being charged.
This app is very useful.
by gfejghy on 2021/03/11 02:53
I found what I wanted instantly and even things I didn’t know I wanted.
Found it
by Edspider on 2021/03/11 01:43
Found exactly the clarinet music I needed!
MuseScore
by bailie Tia on 2021/03/10 16:32
Thanks
Very useful
by Jconkling on 2021/03/09 04:36
My success in cello practice has increased drastically because of this app. It allows for pitch reference which is so valuable for string instruments especially. I look forward to more and more prices added. Hopefully from the Suzuki and Schroeder books.
I’m disappointed
by LucyLove💖 on 2021/03/09 02:11
Don’t get me wrong, this app is great! But since yesterday, the thumbnail is all messed up, none of the songs will load, and when a song actually ends up loading, it will freeze(and sometimes crash) when I hit the play button. Please fix this soon, I listen to this while I do schoolwork because it helps me focus. Update: it fixed :3
Good app to use!! I love arranging and composing!!
by prosperbandmember2019 on 2021/03/08 23:30
I arranged for more than a year now.
Great app
by plant hecean on 2021/03/08 01:40
I love this app I am beginning to play the saxophone and it has really helped and I recommend this app for anyone learning music
Ms
by jane9172018 on 2021/03/07 12:59
Very helpful , thank you
So useful
by estyzesty on 2021/03/06 20:07
Enjoy playing the scores. The search function could work better.
Awesome app I love it
by banes juca on 2021/03/06 12:20
Love the app easy and fun. First time trying to learn the piano and it is working many songs to play and have fun. A must have.
So awesome
by tefvcsgc Frsqu on 2021/03/04 22:43
Amazing
Keeps making very questionable decisions.
by 123456789?????? on 2021/03/02 14:58
I’ve had this app for 3-4 years at this point, and I mostly very happy with the changes made over that time; however a couple questionable feature decisions immediately come to mind. About 1-2 years ago you used to be able to speed up a song as well as slow it down, it was a feature I used often, and still miss to this day. And just a couple days ago (the reason I am writing this review) I noticed that the newest update removed the sort by new functionality. This was a great way for me to check I there was a new song from a game or album I liked and removes exposure from newer arrangers. These decisions take this app from a 5 star to a 3, and I hope they add them back, or at the very least give a reasonable explanation as to why they did remove them.
Biblioteca
by RitmoColombiano on 2021/03/02 06:22
Les falta mucha música por tener, deberían ampliar la biblioteca
Best free music app
by AppleUser44 on 2021/03/02 00:45
App is great for community
It’s a great software.
by OMEGATHEJOHN on 2020/10/05 16:36
So, I haven’t actually written a review for an app before, so bare with me. Essentially, this app, along with its desktop application is very reliable. I am a high school student, and I can’t Pat for premium music composition software, but MuseScore has my back. I’ve used it for 6 years, and they’ve done a great job at receiving feedback and getting back to people. Personally, I haven’t experienced many problems, tho I don’t use it as a job either. Not only does it allow you to create music, transpose, arrange, and everything in between, it creates communities with similar interests, instruments and music styles. This app for being free (assuming you’re not purchasing pro) gives all of that. The pro version I have not been able to personally get, but when I get to college I’m definitely thinking of investing into it. It helped me express myself with music writing, and helped me compose my first piece that was played at my high school. I definitely recommend this app to people who just wanna get the chance to write music, it’s the audio art anyway!
Absolutely in love with the concept, not the way it currently functions.
by Major_General_San on 2019/12/24 20:57
This app is amazing where transcribers, song writers, and general musicians can share their work and provide others the opportunity of learning something they can’t anywhere else. I especially love to reference this app for A Cappella because of the amazing transcribers found on this platform. There are major downsides, simply with the way it functions. Some features work one day, but either completely don’t work or crash the app another day. For instance, the option to listen to individual parts was somewhat functional, but then its button changed to “transpose” and I thought that was a pro feature. The individual part selector is something I relied on as a free feature as a chorus member. Sometimes when trying to listen to individual staves or parts, it will still play the other parts, and I would have to back out of the music and go back in just for it to work. Sometimes when listening to the song as a whole, the bar that indicates where you are in the song is ahead of behind of the audio, making it challenging or confusing to follow along. Again, the concept of the app is like no other and revolutionizes the music world, but it’s coming up short with its lack of reliability in functionality.
Good right now, but could be much better.
by Dusiastic on 2019/05/23 22:10
So this would be a 4 star, but there’s one thing that I think would make this app a whole lot better. That thing is, to be able to make score sheets in the app, or at least have an app that solely focuses on the ability to make score sheets that pairs with this app, as in you could upload scores you make in the supposed sister app from this app. And I haven’t exactly come across some of the issues other users have had with this app, except for when I try to open score sheets that are very long, so for instance medleys which tend to be over 10 or 20 minutes long. Every time I try to open a very long score sheet on the app, it freezes and I can’t do anything except for close the app and relaunch it. Meanwhile, the website has little to no problem opening the same exact score, and just to be clear I use a laptop that is over 2 or 3 years old, it’s a Dell and is not exactly great, and I use google chrome as my default browser. Other than that I don’t have any real problems with the app, and if you could conjure up something that allows users to make score sheets on their mobile device and upload from this app when on the go, that would be quite a make up for the mentioned “issues” that users comment on that I can’t seem to find or come across.
Just a big pain
by NomisBalderk on 2019/05/20 19:21
If this app actually worked, I would love it! I play the piano and the trumpet and this app has a ton of awesome songs to play. The day I downloaded it, everything was great, I found some really great music, learned some cool things, and just overall had a great time. But since then, the app has just been horrible. The interface covers up a whole line of music, and if you try to remove the interface it works sometimes, other times it doesn’t work and often it will misunderstand and turn the page. However, If you try to turn the page, most of the time it won’t do anything or it will toggle the interface. The problem is, there aren’t any controls for the functions you want, you just have to tap, swipe, or pound on the screen until it does what you want it to. Oh yeah, also, often if you turn the page it does the little page turn animation but doesn’t actually turn the page. Then no matter how many times you try to turn the page, it just stays as the same page of music (or it toggles the interface and you scream at your phone and you post a lengthy-one star review about how much you hate MuseScore)
Great for practice!!
by SaltyArmageddon on 2020/07/08 02:06
I just downloaded this app yesterday and I am in love. I have used MuseScore from my laptop, but it’s very hard to play the music off of that since I play the piano. I love being able to just play the music right off of my phone. My favorite thing about this app though is the practice feature. It’s great being able to hear the song as you play along with it that way you can know how well you’re doing. It’s also nice that they give you the option to turn off and adjust the volume for the individual instruments and the metronome. I also love that there are a multitude of composers and arrangers on here who put out a lot of very high quality scores. This makes it even more enjoyable. My only complaint is that sometimes it can be a little slow and takes up a lot of battery. I also wish that I could get the pro features for free, but I would never expect for that to happen.
Scam
by Lisacolus on 2020/05/27 13:10
I have never written a review on an App or a company before. This company has terrible customer service. Please be very weary when every response that you receive is from “Paula Abdul”- I think everyone here has talked to Paula. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was unable to cancel my subscription within the time frame. In fact, I canceled it a few hours after the deadline, thinking most companies would see I never used the product and it was not what I was looking for. Instead, the company wanted to up sell me on a PRO account and said they would offer me a 40% refund. Ok, I get it. It was a free trial and I canceled 2 hours too late. But the company response was awful. I’m trying to locate what country they are in to file a further complaint, but no one has responded. In fact, I really wish I had read all the reviews about this company before I even opted into the trial. Review after review indicates how awfully they treat customers. I tried to write a review on FB about them, but guess what, you can’t write reviews about them. Hence, why I’m here, writing my first ever review on a company. Seriously consider not doing business with this company- they do not care for their consumers. Or file a complaint and you might get to talk to Paula as we all have....
Fantastic!
by Bubbymg on 2018/09/13 17:53
Muse score is basically the best app I've ever used to find music for different instruments. The ability to find music for different instruments makes it easy to put together little bands that can play together. The transposing button is awesome so you can change it to whatever key you want! The play button allows you to listen to how the score is supposed to be played giving you a place to start and sort of your own little teacher. You also have the option to print off scores, it's a little confusing, but worth the struggle. And the ability to write your own scores is awesome! They have an application that you can write music on and share with everyone!All in all, an awesome platform for writing and finding music!
Trolls and unnecessary banning
by GuyWithAKid on 2020/11/07 19:35
This is a nice app and has a variety of different music sheets of all genres, and the website even has private chatting. However, there has been an increase of trolls and flamewars in the comment section that is taking up everyone’s feed. I was banned from my account, and I emailed the musescore staff asking why. They said I spammed. I did not spam. I followed up saying I never spammed, at least give me proof. They didn’t. They were just like “well we looked at the score and you violated this part of the terms of service because you spammed”. I was so aggravated. All my friends I ever made could only be contacted using musescore, and now I lost them all. The mean people who are always cussing and reporting innocent people for no reason at all are not being banned. I never did anything wrong. This is unfair. At least give proof after banning someone. You said you always look at the problem carefully and decide whether it’s really necessary or not to ban someone. You didn’t.
Don’t see PRO as a very wise choice...
by DarthVaderIsLukesFather on 2019/07/30 03:36
Recently, MuseScore has changed its site entirely and requires a PRO subscription to download and print almost all music created by writers or translators. Before, it was a simple site where people could share music as a recreation and people would download them, and MuseScore would make money through advertisement. I may be biased and understand funds, but I believe the choice of ‘PRO’ mode isn’t a wise one. The reason MuseScore was such a popular site in the first place is because it was free, could be easily navigated, and was the software for creating music was highly polished. Creators are supposed to get the ‘benefit’ from pro mode, as their content can’t be downloaded without permission. Still, people who are trying to make money out of sheet music shouldn’t be uploading on a site like MuseScore anyways! You should be charging users for using the creation software, not the browsers if you aren’t already. The ‘PRO’ mode can still be easily bypassed, so there’s no point in upgrading anyways.
Ain’t What It Used To Be
by Jake Iowa on 2019/01/17 23:02
I started using this app so that I could use Finale files on my Mac Book Pro and my iPad after the creators of Finale Notepad threw Mac devices under the steam calliope. For a while, it worked well on my Mac and I could post my music to the online server and then access them on my iPad. Now, it seems clumsier, and I can see only five of my songs at any one time on my iPad, unless I upgrade to “MuseScore Pro.” I seem to remember paying for the app in the first place, so I am certainly unhappy to be asked to pay again. When I have contacted “support,” my questions always seem to be misunderstood and are not adequately answered. After about five tries when I asked why I could see only five songs on my iPad, I finally was told 1) I needed to pay yet again; and 2) there might be a fix for this problem in January. I am afraid to click the update button. So I would have given the app at least four stars, mainly because of nearly non-existent instructions. Now, it gets no more than two, and since it has limited usefulness to me, that’s a generous gift.
PLEASE READ
by Annonymous😏 on 2018/09/10 22:05
Before this update the app was AMAZING and I loved it to death. I’m an advanced pianist and I use this app every day. I take it on the go wherever there’s a piano. This means there usually wasn’t WiFi available so I downloaded the music to my songbook (thanks to the $2.99 one time purchase which is very efficient and blessed 10/10). I would proudly say I used MuseScore whenever someone asked where I got my sheet music. It was amazing and was my favorite app. I’m sorry, but this new update is worse than ever, the format is intimidating and bland and now you guys are just pulling even more money from people’s pockets. The notes are automatically zoomed out and tiny and it’s gonna be annoying to keep zooming in on the notes every time I open a piece of music. The quality itself just downgraded so badly I feel like I’m using iOS 6 and I’m taken back to the era of iPhone 4’s. I can’t download music to my songbook without the subscription- worse yet, more than half the songs downloaded to my songbook disappeared. 6.99 subscription every month? Come on, you’re kidding yourselves. I know you need to make some profit but subscriptions draw people away. Monthly or annual payments? What a shame. Please take it back to the previous system and formatting. It was PERFECT and was working GREAT before. There was absolutely no need to update this. Otherwise, I’m very upset and disappointed with the app I once adored. Please take this into consideration and fix it.
You cant play music from the app
by mrudhd on 2020/06/12 23:33
The way it displays music is “classic” one page page turning, making many songs impossible to play... it wouldnt be that hard to make it scroll instead of just change. They did respond to this but they just mentioned the inconvenient practice mode where there is no option to show more than one part of the piece at once, despite the large area of white space which would fit perfectly. If you want to see more than one part, which any serious player would, you have to use the impossible to play page turning. ALSO, the “practice mode” for some reason makes the measures wider, so you cant reasonably get more than 4 measures on screen. If these people played instruments, they would know you have to read far farther in advanced then that. Finally, the search doesn’t even work, it repeats the same couple dozen uploads over and over and once you get past those it forcible pushes you back up to the top of the search
Unreliable, unresponsive, and a huge downgrade
by spenjwilli on 2019/01/16 23:15
Since the MuseScore Songbook app was retired and replaced with this app—which, as I understand it, new users actually have to pay a consistent fee to use—I’ve almost never been able to functionally listen to scores on my phone. When I download a MuseScore file, it’s a gamble as to whether it’ll stay in my Songbook or just display an indefinite loading screen. If I manage to get past that, sometimes scores will just crash while playing, often on their very first page, even if they’re very simple scores. Then, somehow, if I get lucky enough to be able to play an entire score, I have to grapple with extremely finicky and unclear controls. If I want to skip back to a specific measure, I’m left struggling with the unresponsive page-turning mechanic and have to try multiple times until the app will let me select my desired measure. Of course, that’s all assuming the UI is even showing up around the score in the first place; I think you’re supposed to tap to bring it up and tap again to see only the score, but it’s more like it decides at random. If you’re going to establish a subscription service for your app, put out a quality product. At the very least, it should have maintained the already mediocre quality of the old Songbook app. Instead, the drop in quality is beyond baffling. Please invest in hiring legitimate app developers, and maybe a MuseScore subscription would finally be worth recommending.
Bad since last update
by DebNCatz on 2018/10/13 00:37
The app has lost features that I used. The functions that are there don’t work correctly most of the time. I have contacted the company and have not received satisfactory answers. I paid for Pro so I would have access to advanced features on the app which allowed me to transpose the music and export PDFs of the music transposed and by single part if needed. I can no longer do that. The company has stated they are considering restoring those features, however, I can no longer use the app as I intended to. As the app is no longer of use to me, I stated I would pay for the months that I used, and requested a refund for the balance of that year. They have refused to refund my money or any portion of my purchase. They told me that I need to use a PC instead. That is not why purchased Pro which include the app. I would like to use the app the way it functioned in the past, if it does that in the near future I may change my rating, but for now serious disappointment in the app and the company’s response.
Types of Instruments
by Jackspedicey05 on 2020/07/08 18:45
I really like this app. The UI isn’t confusing, you just type in the song, and you can even adjust results based on what instrument you play, but this is where the problem lies. In one of the newer updates, they added the ability to choose what type of instrument you could search for. (i.e. Under Trombone you would find Bass Trombone, and under Trumpet, you would find Piccolo) But the problem is they didn’t add all types of instruments, so I can only pick a Bass Trombone when I don’t play that kind of trombone, I play a Straight Tenor Trombone, but since Bass Trombone is the only option they have, I can only search for music pieces that use a Bass Trombone, so now I can practically never use the app since I’ll be searching for results with an instrument I don’t play. If they fix this issue, the app would be a go to app for playing music, but for now, I can’t even use it.
Ok at the beginning...
by jen.exe's review on 2020/01/01 01:54
When I first downloaded this app I obviously had to read the reviews to see how good it was. I read the first one I came across. It stated mistakes and good things about the app, then I read a reply from the people who made this app. It said that they had fixed these problems. So I was using this app and it showed my favorite songs that I wanted to play on the piano. I had saved those songs in my favorite list, I went back to one of those songs to learn it. There wasn’t a problem there, until I wanted to listen to the audio. The button was just now working, so I figured that it just had to restart the application. When I went back in after restarting it, it wasn’t in my favorites list and when I went to search it up again it said there wasn’t any results. I hope these problems can be fixed, so I can use this app again. Thank you.
Don’t Make a Subscription!
by Scalebrine4pres on 2019/01/01 21:30
MuseScore has some of the worst business practices I’ve ever seen. I signed up for a one week trial with MuseScore to test it. It was pretty good but I decided I don’t need to go PRO. So I canceled my subscription through the Apple app. Well... they never got the notification and decided to charge my paypal account that I used to set up my account. It wasn’t the monthly rate that they billed me for they went straight to the annual rate! Tried to contact them and they said they don’t refund according to their “policy.” Website doesn’t have a phone number just an email and when you try to respond back to their email they don’t. Try to contact their PayPal account they won’t get back with you. Tell your problem on the forum and ask to get a hold of customer service some rude guy named JoJo Schmidt responds. If I could give this app 0 stars I would. As for the app itself, it never worked always said I timed out. WORST COMPANY AROUND! SCAMMERS that aren’t there for customers just the money.
Change default sound
by Jace Henderson on 2019/02/21 21:19
I always listened to scores on my browser rather than the actual app because the browser has the actual sound of the piano the score has instead of the mediocre sounding one in the app itself. The browser version has been bugging out lately, the track keeps playing forwards when I click to replay a measure while it replays the measures visually so the measure highlighted isn’t what’s actually being played, and about a minute or so into a score the audio cracks loudly and the song restarts while the highlighted measures continue on. Because of that I can’t listen to scores on my browser because it’s severely bugged at the moment and using the app works but the piano sounds horrible. Sound means a lot to somebody like me. It would be nice if you could add the default piano sound rather than the apps current one that sounds nothing like the scores.
Want to love this app but...
by rem41387 on 2019/06/23 22:06
Really want to love this app. At first download it worked pretty good but since has been the buggiest app I’ve ever used. There is always some issue: the sudden app crash upon the click of any sheet music or function, erratic controls when you flip the sheet music page or try to drag the repetition slides, screen doesn’t flip orientation with turn of device, constantly logs out of account, and right now when I open the app can’t even click anything because there is a small box centered on the page (a buggy splash page?) that can’t be closed out so the app is completely unusable. I could probably list a dozen other functional issues that have occurred over the last 6 months of using the app. When the app does work, I truly enjoy it and hope the developers can work through these issues. I will happily return if so but unfortunately until then this app too maddening to use.
One of My favorite music App
by Nic2396 on 2019/09/21 16:16
Muse Score is an app I come back to time and time again not just for finding music but also for writing music. I have found the interface for composition purpose to be well made and simple to work with. I play a multitude of instruments and being able to write music for one and then modifying it for another has been made realitivily simple on all fronts. I also like the aspect of being able to find music that people have put and added to share because some times finding a piece can sometime take a lot of time and then the cost for that single piece to me isn’t worth it. The draw back I find is that I can’t always find the pieces I want.
Keeps making very questionable decisions.
by 123456789?????? on 2021/03/02 14:58
I’ve had this app for 3-4 years at this point, and I mostly very happy with the changes made over that time; however a couple questionable feature decisions immediately come to mind. About 1-2 years ago you used to be able to speed up a song as well as slow it down, it was a feature I used often, and still miss to this day. And just a couple days ago (the reason I am writing this review) I noticed that the newest update removed the sort by new functionality. This was a great way for me to check I there was a new song from a game or album I liked and removes exposure from newer arrangers. These decisions take this app from a 5 star to a 3, and I hope they add them back, or at the very least give a reasonable explanation as to why they did remove them.
Helpful, but flawed
by HeyItsNami on 2019/05/16 02:15
The service that MuseScore offers is fantastic: a way to easily compose music and share it. The companion app, however, is rough around the edges and borderline unusable at points. UI/usability glitches include: menus that come back after you dismiss them; music pages changing erratically; irrelevant results throughout the search menu; internet searches showing up and blocking out the My Favorites tab; menu areas not extending to the edges of the screen; the inconsistency when hiding UI elements while looking at a piece of music; every song you’ve favorited being forgotten about; occasional account logouts you didn’t ask for; etc. The core function of this app is still present with a lot of time spent navigating, but sweeping renovations are needed to make it feel clean and friendly. I hope more development goes into making this a more seamless user experience.
Useless customer service
by dazzle016 on 2019/06/19 12:50
My main complaint is not so much the app, but the company itself. I was on a 30 day free “pro” trial, which it turns out is not even necessary for effective use of the app and sheet music (although they sure make it seem like it is). I went to cancel the day before it ended, but there are multiple steps to cancellation and it apparently didn’t end up going through. Upon being charged $49 I emailed customer support and explained what had happened. Firstly their customer service hours are in GMT time, so it took me an entire week of emailing once per day to get a response. Then, I emailed again just before a weekend and have had no response since (4 working days). The customer service representative was lazy and unhelpful, not even answering my questions and instead sending links to the policies. Extremely disappointed in the service, and due to this (on top of the lack of music available), I would never recommend using this.
Great app with constant problems...
by Dude McMann on 2020/01/30 23:13
I usually don’t write reviews for apps; however, I feel that it is necessary to let the developers know about some bugs. As a musician, I absolutely loves this app. It allows me to get an endless amount of music for free, and I don’t have to carry around a bunch of music, or go searching through an endless pile of music. However, this app is constantly giving me issues, and trying to fix them wastes valuable time that I could have used practicing my trumpet. The most current issue I’m dealing with is how the app responds to exiting a score. Usually, the app will smoothly back out of the score I’m reading, but now it loads only half the screen and leaves a white nos around the left side of my screen. So far, the only work around that I have found is to close out the app, which is just inconvenient and annoying for me.
i love this app but it’s a pain in the 🍑
by imbeciIe on 2019/06/28 18:13
it USUALLY works but every once in a while the app says “you don’t have anything in your favorites” blah blah blah when i do have stuff there. idk if it’s my wifi, or the app, but either way it’s getting tiring. another thing, is that a couple days ago there was this small rectangle in the middle of my screen, and i couldn’t even use the app because it was frozen or something,, other people had this problem too. i loveee the concept of the app, and i always find the best songs to play when i’m bored or during rehearsal breaks. i also use it for a duet and/or violin 2 when i don’t have someone to play with. it would be 5 stars if there wasn’t a bug or something wrong with the app almost every time i use it. whenever you have a problem with musescore, i recommend the app “Flat” it’s basically the same thing.
New update makes it very difficult to read and use
by KirbySaysHi on 2018/10/27 19:52
The previous version was definitely barebones, and I appreciate that the developers are attempting to add new features and make improvements! Unfortunately the new version makes using the app as a reading tool (for playing at an instrument) cumbersome at best if not impossible. The page turn animation is so slow that I have to stop playing to wait until the next measure is revealed when sight reading. My iPad is less than than a year old, so I know it’s not my device. And the previous version was more than fast enough. The layout of the individual symbols has regressed to the point that symbols and notes and chords are on top of each other, covering and jumbling, making it impossible, sometimes, to read the notes. And finally, as others have noted, the default size when a score opens is extremely small, even on the slightly larger iPad Pro. Having to manually change the size is fine, and I’m glad it’s possible, but that’s when the jumble of symbols happens! I am grateful the developers have grandfathered my account in feature-wise, and also acknowledge that this app, at least for me, is free. Thank you! I hope that further updates to the app give me confidence (and opportunity) to pay for the hard work it takes to construct an useful app.
Percussion sound fonts are broken
by Unclesusan21 on 2018/07/05 16:14
I’ve been using musescore on my MacBook since 2014 I think, and it’s an amazing open source solution to music notation. The iPhone app however, not so much. I can’t find a way to start a new score which isn’t a huge problem for me because the main reason I bought this app is so I could play them back to my professors without just opening the mobile website. This works great for most scores I have but all of them with percussion tracks (specifically stand tunes that I am trying to get accepted into our rotation at my college) play as if they’re a synth keyboard of some kind, and of course the sounds that it make are horribly out of key. I’m unsure if there’s a way to change the sound font in the app like you can on the desktop and Mac applications but it’s a big problem I hope is updated.
This app is so broken
by Enter a Nichname please on 2019/10/22 23:44
Overall this is an okay app. I enjoy being able to find music then learn the notes and rhymes of the piece. But what is really frustrating is how if a score has lots of parts whenever a new measure hits and you are viewing the top of the score it then instantly goes to the bottom of the score. Also with one of the newest updates I am unable to favorite music scores and the scores that I had favorited before the update disappeared. The apps search feature is also very broken in the since that if I’m searching for a specific instrument with 3 parts it’ll still show pieces with a different number of parts and sometimes additional instruments with in the piece. The search feature isn’t as frustrating as the first two issues. If the app didn’t have some of these issues I would enjoy my time with this app much more.
Ppl put scripts in the descriptions
by Goata33 on 2019/12/22 17:09
Whenever I search for something, there are ALWAYS a few certain songs that are at the top of the results. They don’t even apply to what I’m looking for. The reason is that people copy and paste entire movie scripts in the description, which means that whatever key words you’re searching for, they are most likely going to be in those movie script descriptions as well, making them the first results. You devs probably know this and are fixing a bunch of things already (hopefully), but can you please add a word count limit for descriptions, or at least a report irrelevant content button to songs? Also I don’t even have access to song descriptions on mobile anyway, but I read a few comments of songs so that’s how I know. I haven’t seen desktop version yet, and I’m 🤍ing a bunch of songs before getting pro version so I can download them right away, and I’m very thankful for you guys for actually responding to negative comments and that you are aware of many problems with this app and are trying to fix them. Others devs usually aren’t that involved. So I’ll be waiting patiently for you ppl to smooth out this app, so take your time and fix as much as you can I guess.
Underlying Issues
by Pgd9149 on 2020/08/23 17:20
I love Musescore a lot, I use it very often. I like the app, but sometimes it's worse than using the actual website due to some underlying issues. One issue is the soundfonts on the app. If the user uploaded a custom soundfont, they are replaced with a random soundfont on the app. On the website, custom soundfonts are supported, and the default soundfonts sound so much better. For an example, search "Halls of Science 4" from Portal 2 on the app and the website and you'll see what I mean. (I didn't make that score but it's a good example) Second, there's no way to make/upload scores on the app. This isn't such a big deal, but it would be nice to have a sister app/ in-app program or at least be able to upload a .midi to the app. Overall, it's good for practicing, but if you want it to sound good too, then the website would be a better option.
Perfect, but see below
by 14 year old pianist on 2020/05/30 15:35
The reasons I almost gave 4 stars are performance and premium. Let’s begin with performance. It often crashes, freezes, or severely lags. Another notable has been that songs continue to play despite having the user gone back to the search page. However, I am using MuseScore on an iPad mini 2, so I can’t fully blame these issues on the app itself since I don’t know if it’s just my outdated tech. Premium is another reason. The fact that I need premium for certain features such as mixer or convenient transposition is annoying, but musescore is completely free other than that and has no ads, so I gave it 5 stars out of appreciation to that.
Music Newbie
by Rich, Pretty Girl on 2020/08/09 04:26
As someone who started Piano lessons only 4 months before discovering this app I am beyond impressed. I have found tons of songs that I love in the real world and I have used this app to learn them on piano. There are nitpicks for sure, but at the end of the day for someone who’s only been reading sheet music for less than half a year this app does an amazing job with the combination of practice mode, being able to see which keys should be played and so much more! I don’t think I’ve written an app review in almost 3 years, but I would 10/10 recommend this app to a friend especially one who is new to music! (I primarily use the iPad app and website!).
Could be improved.
by mjd14of14_ on 2020/05/07 07:28
Ok, so as someone who has used musescore for a long time, I have a love hate relationship. It’s great. But still should have some fixes. First of all, the soundfonts. A lot of them are exactly the same or sound nothing like what they are supposed to sound like. Second, add options to swing 8th and 16th notes. Third, let private scores be unlimited. Fourth, let people create scores on mobile. For now I don’t have much more criticism, but musescore is a great option if you can’t get expensive programs for music. Noteflight is great, but it’s limited. The only limit musescore has is the amount of uploads. I’m broke so I can’t afford a subscription, but you can still create as many as you want and save them on your device. I rate it 4.8 :-}
Just Because It’s Now Free Doesn’t Mean You Have To Go OUT OF YOUR WAY To Make It Worse
by Motherlyy on 2018/09/08 23:46
While I’m grateful that the app is now free, everything about the recent big update is incredibly flawed, much more so than the older one. The sounds have significantly decreased in quality (I actually really enjoyed the sound of the French horn but now it seems to always hit some random out of tune note before every single pitch, it drives me nuts), selecting certain things are hard (and my phone is relatively sensitive so this is not a phone issue), and the app crashes way quicker than before. It used to only crash for me when a song with a lot of parts was played, and now it seems to crash randomly. The only two improvements I’ve seen so far is 1. The saxes seem way less out of tune than before and 2. The dashboard is easier to handle now. Really disappointed, and I might just use your PC version until this is fixed.
Pay to Play..?
by Chases View on 2019/01/22 01:42
I remember the good ol’ days where I could download this very app to see and save amazing, user-created sheet music for almost any song I liked. The community seemed to be aplenty and I really enjoyed playing everything there was to offer. I slowly stopped playing as much due to family constraints, having a child, etc. Fast-forward about 2 years - I redownload the app and expect much of the same, to be able to see and save amazing user content. Instead I’m greeted with a screen asking about the instrument I play, as well as the music I enjoy. Following that, I’m asked to commit to a monthly / yearly payment plan to JUST GET INTO THE APP, which is completely absurd to me. Maybe I’m just out of the loop, but I never realized that this app became Pay to Play. Maybe there is a better alternative out there. I’ll definitely be on the lookout to see. But until they stop this Pay to Play nonsense, I will not be using this app.
Great music, but the ads
by Angieleena on 2020/03/18 22:34
I’ve used Musescore for a long time, and I absolutely love all the free sheet music you can play. It all sounds really good, and is usually pretty accurate. The only thing I’ve recently been having a problem with is the ads. For some reason whenever I get an ad (no matter what ad it is) it will not let me exit it out, rendering the app basically useless since I’m unable to view any sheet music without an ad popping up. I don’t mind the ads at all, but it get frustrating when you can’t see any of the sheet music and the same ad pops up each time. I’m not sure if it’s because I have an older device (IPad 2 mini) however it does run on the latest update. Hopefully this can be fixed!
Something Happened
by Thurmato Blahkae on 2018/12/24 04:43
I probably sound like a broken record compared with most users that wrote on this, but jeez, this app was AMAZING before the update. I’d use this to practice a bunch of new songs and I’d take it with me for a few performances. I actually couldn’t detect half of the issues people are complaining about simply because the app literally won’t let me do anything. Every 10 seconds, the app will throw me back to my last page, and it’s extremely difficult considering I’m trying to read music and it takes me right back to the search bar. Please fix this issue or revert back to the original, this app WAS amazing.
AMAZING!!! But a few suggestions/problems
by LittleDude😇👿🤓 on 2019/06/29 02:21
I love this app. I think it’s great and all but I am having a problem with turning the page or sometimes when I am trying to repeat a measure, it does it in a totally wrong place. Don’t get me wrong this is the best app for music I have ever found! Also I have a few suggestions. 1. Maybe allow people who are making the sheet music, to put numbers on for certain instruments like the piano. 2. I don’t know if you could do this but hopefully you can, allow the people who make the sheets to include a video so that others know the correct fingering if they need more than just numbers. If it weren’t for these problems I would DEFINITELY give this app 5 stars.
Pretty Bad
by [$]Dnoop Sogg on 2019/05/17 10:31
If you’re looking for someone that can make a good app almost unusable, it’s the people developing this app. There are so many basic things that aren’t working properly, if you’re wondering here are some that I encounter: -When scrolling through scores some will be invisible -Once a score is tapped, it might not load/ crashes sometimes -When zooming out/in in a score, it will vanish and still be playing, even after waiting -While in a score, tapping the center to get rid of the top bar causes the score to vanish, but still play -When exiting a score it will take you to the top of the list you just looked through, causing you to have to look through it again -Random crashing -Red bar that indicates where score is playing becomes out of sync with the score -The app is overall slow and unresponsive (which is why I prefer the website) With all of these issues it makes the app very difficult to use. This app used to be great, everything worked properly, so we know you guys in the development team can make a good app, it’s been seen before. For any people wondering about using the app over using the website, I’d recommend the website. Not only does the website actually work, but the instruments on the website sound better too.
Plz fix the issues as soon as possible
by shell_leather on 2018/12/08 22:52
OMG!! This app used to be super excellent but guys... what happened ?? I’ve been using this app for over a year. The latest update causes the app crash all the time. And my iphone gets overheat and it always burns my hand whenever i’m using the app!!! Weird, right?! And there are also problems in turning pages or in choosing bars when using the score. I’m totally obssessed with this app, and i got super excited when my acount turned into pro version automatically because i was an old user!!! So thank you because of that. I’m sooooo greatful. But plzzzzzzz fix these issues cause they are serious problems!!
Please adjust.
by rbx15 on 2018/12/01 20:07
This app used to be amazing with free easy access sheet music. Not only has the update caused the app to be weird it also has caused the app to not even show any music. It always tells me that there is a network problem and I need to logout. When this first started I would just log back in and be able to access my scores, but now I’ll login back in and it will tell me to logout again. If I try to X out of the network notice then it will say I have no internet and can’t view any scores. If there is anyway to fix the problem I’d love to continue to use this app but until then it is completely useless to have.
songs are good, but very hard to play along
by ajeong824 on 2020/07/07 03:13
I play the violin and use this app to look for some new music. There are a lot of song options that I like and they all sound beautiful. However, there are a lot of problems with the music and functions that come along with it. For example, I think it would be MUCH better if I could see the next line while playing so that way I won’t fall behind because I didn’t know what the next note of the next line was. Also, there were times where I dragged progress line to beginning so I could start over, but whenever I unpause it, it just goes straight back to the end. It only works if I pressed the rewind button. Overall, I really enjoyed this app. If there were a few tweaks that were made, I would’ve given it 5 stars instead of 2.
Glitching in music
by Lopez389428 on 2019/04/28 19:06
I found that in some of your music sheets like Billie Jean ( 14 instruments) the music glitches and gets off beat. It really becomes an inconvenience whenever I am trying to follow the music and it isn’t on time. Also, it can be fairly frustrating when the song name billboard won’t go away while you are playing to just see only the music. You end up flipping pages and missing notes because I am trying to just see the music, not the entire billboard of the name and the play button. Please make it more convenient to just see the music and all parts. Thanks, have a good day.
MuseScore’s Decline
by TheSpaceSquid on 2018/11/18 02:46
After the “big” update, the app just doesn’t work properly anymore. When going through the browse menu the same songs keep popping up and will now freeze the entire app if you go too far. The songbook for me now never finishes loading and I can not look at any of my songs I have saved. Many song when limiting the instrument you can view get screwed up. The app always has “unexpected errors” and I think that the update focused more on cleaning up the graphics and organization of the app instead of fixing the core purposes... Sad to see, I’ve been using this app for a while and I am even a pro member. It seems as the app has taken a step backwards.
Sound?
by SilverShade87 on 2019/08/08 19:17
This app is amazing for a music player like me. I find all sorts of amazing music on this app, especially movie and game music fitted to my instrument. An issue I have repeatedly noticed is the sound quality when playing a score. This issue may just be a strings thing, but when I listened to a score on the webpage on my phone, the score sounded great. I could clearly pick out the violin, cello, and viola. When I played the score on the app, it sounded like a machine, just playing the notes. The webpage sound had vibrato, and actually sounded like what the song was. The app made the score sound bad, even though I knew the songs were amazing. Other than that, the app is very easy to work with.
It’s eh, but has potential
by Janilava on 2019/11/13 07:30
The mobile version suffers from not having a sythesia type of deal the browser one has. Also I can’t compose anything on mobile say when I’m going somewhere. And the song library is laughable because It’s not full enough in my opinion. And when you download it and you log in, they ask you to say what instrument do you play, where there are two categories for “Keyboard” and “Piano” seperately and when you pick the genre of music, it still dumps in those overused songs that every beginner is learning when I clearly state that I’m a professional to the app. So, why do I give it 3 stars and not 1 or 2? Because it has some potential and I’m waiting for the improvements if theres any.
Musescore comments
by Aidan Grivas on 2019/04/04 13:33
The concept of musescore is amazing, I love how if I wanted to present music or find music with friends I can do so with ease, and do lots of just that. The major issue with musescore is that it needs a lot of bug fixes, like when I update my score in my laptop and save the score online the score will not update. As soon as these bugs are fixed this would be a better software than most, actually. There is a bug where every time I close the app I have trouble accessing my scores and must resort to using my browser. Please fix your bugs for your musescore premium users.
One of the best
by ManyardFergy on 2019/02/04 11:30
Have you ever tried to become a musician? Do you love music or at least like it? So, that means that you have probably searched the app/play store before looking for music apps. This is one of the best. It monopolizes the other companies that try to give you like the cheapest app out their that just gives you a quiz on like where is a concert g? This app is awesome especially for musicians who need and need and need more music under their belt. You can look up anything and it’ll show up. This version of MuseScore is a “pocket edition” that doesn’t have everything on it. For instance, it doesn’t have the program download to make your own music(I want it soo bad on my phone!). But I can and have downloaded it on to my computer. Another problem is that the sound is electronic so you can’t even play swing or any jazz unless the artist writes the syncopation out with slurs(it takes a while) So, MuseScore is totally awesome and is great for any level of musicians out there now. But also please try the internet MuseScore that you can make music from! Enjoy!!
Pretty Good
by Excaliber ⚽️🍕 783 on 2020/09/11 10:46
I’ve used MuseScore for quite a while now. The notation software is one of the best out there, and it’s free! I’ve recommended a couple friends to try it. I didn’t mention the app, however. While it covers the basic functions of looking for scores, I feel as though there are too many problems to make up for. For example, I uploaded a score about a month ago. Two weeks ago, I updated that score using the Save Online option in the MuseScore editor. The problem is the MuseScore app only shows the older version of the score. I’m not sure why this has happened, but could you please maybe look into this? Thank you.
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