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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
Excellent source of information
by gostrom on 2020/11/28 22:12
Music notes combined with real music is wonderful
Best
by supero303 on 2020/11/28 05:00
Keep improving
Don’t really like the ui
by Pixal Dragon on 2020/11/27 22:11
MuseScore in general is pretty good, but for some reason they chose to make the ui on the website better than the ui on the app, maybe that’s just me but I like the ui on the website much more than the app, if you ask me don’t get the app just use the website. Aside from that MuseScore itself is good, I’d recommend using it, but not the app.
It’s a great app on pc
by dqqqiqqqcqqqk on 2020/11/27 18:08
Wonderful app for just about anything your Mind could conjure but that’s if you have pc on the app is in app purchases
Lovin’ It
by DJ Binkles on 2020/11/27 04:37
MuseScore is absolutely the app you need to not just find sheet music for basically every song, but to find so many versions so you can find your favourite one. I have been using this for almost 2 years and it’s fantastic. I like the old versions before the update where you can do the play back however you want snd transpose it however. I would also love to see a place on this app where instead of going to website to website to website just to add some sheet music of your own on this. I think a lot of people would appreciate that so it’s much easier to publish your music. Thanks for making this app!! 😀
Wide Selection
by robFerguson71 on 2020/11/27 00:59
Fast access to quality sheet music
🤦🏾‍♂️
by Mordecai_Is_Me on 2020/11/26 04:02
Ever since the app got updated I haven’t been able to listen to any scores. I would click on one and it would freeze the whole app.
Bruh
by aahdbsldub on 2020/11/25 23:09
Bruh
About the instruments.. (another bug)
by CamronFlurry on 2020/11/25 02:36
Hey, this crazy glitch keeps happening to where when I put multiple pianos with a drumset, the pianos merge into one piano and the drumset disappears; so when I try to make the drumset visible again and turn it up, it instead manages the second piano and the drumset just ceases to exist. This bug has is not abundant, and it doesn’t occur often. I would appreciate it if you fixed this for me in your next update. Thank you very much.
Not friendly with new iPhones
by ahgiab on 2020/11/24 19:34
I like when I can actually play the music but lately I can’t exit out of the ads because I have a newer iPhone and it’s really frustrating
It keeps crashing!!!
by ÇøreZ_ØneX on 2020/11/24 03:19
PLEASE STOP THE CRASHING, ITS BEEN GOING FOR MONTHS ALREADY, EVERY TIME I GO ONTO A SCORE, IT ALWAYS CRASHES, PLEASE DO SOMETHING
Hands Free Sheet Music Reader
by epkeyz on 2020/11/24 03:06
The most creative and reliable app for reading music. My students can easily access music and get a better understanding of the music notation when I’m not accessible.
The Instrument Audio is Lacking
by Ajihaak on 2020/11/24 02:51
For as great as the desktop version of Musescore is, the IOS app kinda falls short. My biggest complaint is the sound quality. The instrument sounds are plain awful. They sound very old and outdated. A lot of them are gritty and harsh on the ears. All of the horns sound straight out of a synth’s brass section setting. New features keep getting added which is cool and all, however, the same old late-2000’s sound quality of the instruments really makes my final rating of this app take a huge hit.
cool and all but missing the one key feature
by bubblez110123 on 2020/11/24 00:25
i downloaded the official app in hopes the the piano mode for sheet music might run a little better and be more consistent than it is on their website only to later find it doesnt exist on here at all. and i feel like thets the biggest thing that sets musescore apart from other sites like flat.io or noteflight.com ( considering their copyright is also way lighter than musescore’s as well). runs really smooth but would be a 5 star if this feature could get added :)
HORRIBLE!
by animegirl2144 on 2020/11/24 00:18
I couldn’t make JUST the music bigger. Every time I tried to, it would go to side bar and make that bigger. And when that happened I couldn’t change it back to normal. It was so annoying! That was on the site. On the app, whenever I searched up music, it said that there was nothing, and when I tried to download music from the site, it still said no music! This is the most horrible app ever!
What happened to double speed?
by Blue spike on 2020/11/23 22:46
This used to be a five star app, until they for some reason decided to get rid of double speed tempo. What if the song is originally played faster and I have a slower version of the sheet music? The app only allows you to adjust the speed between 0 and 100% speed, no longer can you adjust it between 50% and 200%. Until they decide to add a good range of speed instead of just 0 to 100, this will stay as a three star app.
Bro
by Kileel on 2020/11/23 00:57
Why did y’all make this free s**t not free anymore and then have the GALL to ask for a good review. Bite me.
not working
by hooria_er on 2020/11/22 10:29
actually it's not working anymore! just it shows the first sheet of notes and no more! even it's not playing the musics!
Babak nassir
by babak nassir on 2020/11/21 14:08
Niceee
can’t use app
by Xiuye on 2020/11/21 06:44
Worked fine on my iphone 8 but when i upgraded to the iphone 12 i can no longer view music. The ads X is in the upper left corner behind the time so i can’t press it no matter how many times I tap. The ad gets in the way and prevents me from using the app so please fix. Another issue is that when an ad doesn’t pop up on the rare occasion, the app just plain doesn’t work. It freezes and won’t let me interact with anything
Bugs
by thisnameistaken014838 on 2020/11/20 17:50
This app went from perfect, to now I can’t listen to the sheets, to now I can’t scroll past the second page, to now I can only access one sheet at a time then I’d have to close the whole app and it still won’t let me scroll, to I open the app and all I see is blankness, all my saved stuff gone and can’t search anything. I don’t know what happened here, I miss when this app actually worked. I’m sure there’s good developers behind this app but whatever is going on gotta stop. Really, each update you claim there’s a bug fix it just makes it worse. Edit: at least I can now search scores, but I still can’t scroll or access two without exiting the app.
Not Free
by dvjurexyukn on 2020/11/20 14:17
So far as I can tell, this app IS NOT FREE because it’s critical functions are unavailable without purchase. It provides continuous monotonous options to buy a subscription, and requires email and signup for functionality (again, NOT FREE). Their homepage states, and I quote: “Completely free, no limitations.” This is untrue. It is replete with limitations, especially without purchasing an account. Typical advertising Bait and Switch.
Not working
by Aaaaaron666 on 2020/11/20 06:34
The apps not showing any music and I’ve re-downloaded the app turned my phone off and nothing. I’ve messaged several times and have gotten no response.
Doesn’t Work
by cutiemango on 2020/11/20 05:33
Hi, I got this app, and it was great on the 7 day free trial but then... So, after seven days, it didn’t work. It wasn’t because I didn’t pay. After I payed, it didn’t work. I hope you fix this terrible issue.
Frozen
by gitujf on 2020/11/20 04:58
It worked great for the year I used it but now it’s frozen anytime I open it. On the website I have my favorites saved but here it won’t load
Free and fun
by LudwigFan on 2020/11/20 04:53
I have been composing music for our church choir for a few years now using Musescore. I love being able to write a phrase and play it back. Plus I am always discovering new features.
Please fix it
by Minniejelly on 2020/11/20 04:53
I was charged the monthly fees then the day after I can't use the app.Cant search or save the scores.And it removed my favorite scores too.
Doesn’t Work Anymore
by diesel10fan on 2020/11/20 03:35
MuseScore used to work, it use to have some function that justified the slow loading times and pain-in-the-butt controls, but as of late it has not functioned at all. The Search tab has no results, only a blank screen, nor do any of my favorited scores or personally written scores show. Yikes.
Doesn’t work
by JTiberius123 on 2020/11/20 02:54
Signed up for the free trial, and tried to use the app. Search function does not work within app. Can’t access the same music scores from the browser, but then cant use features needed in the app. Great concept, but incredibly poorly executed, at every turn.
Doesn’t work
by rynoburgy13 on 2020/11/20 02:41
Can’t search for any music or open any files. Waste of $30
serious bug
by sigmamuse123 on 2020/11/20 01:07
after paying subscription, all my favorite sheets are gone, and I cannot even search any sheets now. Now the entire app is nothing but an empty page. Seems there is something wrong with database.
I can’t see my favorites
by Runnerboy19 on 2020/11/20 00:40
It was a great app but today I get on and nothing will work. I can’t see my favorites or any music. Fix it plz!!!
It’s being weird
by coolapps123789 on 2020/11/20 00:29
Whenever I open up the app and go back to the search page, it just stays blank and doesn’t move. It normally does this after I restart my phone but it’s not changing. I feel like it has something to do with the new update. Pleas fix this ASAP!!! I love this app I don’t want to have to delete it 😢
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by Flowergirl Leelee on 2020/11/19 23:54
I know other people are having the same problem but the app keeps freezing, please fix this, other than that it’s pretty good
All my favorites are gone!
by Yoshflakes on 2020/11/19 23:24
I was willing to put up with the quirkiness of this app, and the fact that the search is terrible due to no one knowing how to title things for SEO, but now that I load the app and see 3 years worth of favorites deleted, the only muse I can expect to visit me is one of massive anger, beyond frustration.
Bug
by paaaaaaaarmidaaaaaaaa on 2020/11/19 21:14
My recommendations won’t show up and it seems that all of my favorites are gone. I can’t search any scores either.
unmmm
by Sandcat327 on 2020/11/19 21:14
wont work at all ❤️it says nothing is found when i look anything up and it deleted all my saved ones in favorites so that’s nice especially since i just paid 20 bucks for musescore pro ✌️
Glitches
by qazxcvbnmlpwsd on 2020/11/19 20:01
It’s a good app but none of the scores are showing up:(
Searching for a score
by Jessie8505 on 2020/11/19 19:54
I’ve always had a problem with this app’s searching feature. Sometimes when I try to search for a score, nothing comes up. This even happens when I know that the score exists, because I found it on the Musescore website. Is this something that could possibly be fixed? Thanks
I’m disappointed
by LucyLove💖 on 2020/11/19 18:45
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.
Hmm
by This lad12 on 2020/11/19 17:42
It’s an awesome app, played in it for months and I’m hooked. But for some reason whenever I’m going into it nowadays it’s blank, it shows everything else but the music itself. I hope the developers n’ such see this so I can see if it’s either something wrong with my device or the app itself
Was great. Now I can’t view anything cause I can’t close the Ads
by ArKade110 on 2020/11/19 04:44
New full screen adds have the x in the upper left corner... behind the clock on my iPhone 12 Pro... I can’t close it to view the music, so this app is basically useless now.
Stopped working
by cmal92 on 2020/11/18 22:50
Gave me a screen of ‘you’ve been with us for 90 days” and then freezes. Guess this is how they repay us?
Please update app
by BDMCGaming on 2020/11/16 22:49
I keep trying to go to specific scores, but it redirects me to a site by Musescore that says to update the app because of security, but I can't update because Apple doesn't support 32-bit anymore. Tons of other scores work fine. It's only with a few scores. Any other score works fine. Also, the app description says over a million free songs. I can rarely find a rare song.
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by DatBoiRacr on 2020/11/16 18:37
Stop making me do stuff I don’t want
SBN2021
by SBN2021 on 2020/11/16 06:41
Gehenna
Fantastic!
by SF3568 on 2020/11/16 03:09
Great except membership needed to print sheet music.
Musescore
by H kdhwvddm on 2020/11/14 22:10
This app used to work fine but now i can’t search up music no more and all the time the app freezes worst 3 dollars ever spent
Unable to click the x
by KazPoppe on 2020/11/14 19:04
Can’t even use the app
Can’t share PDF to Printing App
by Scottie-Bee on 2020/11/12 03:38
I’m paying money for this app. Why did you remove the ability to export the PDF directly to iPrint&Scan?
Best Free Sheet Music I Know
by Mike--171- on 2020/11/12 02:29
So many free songs!
Broken
by ScrewyOrphan on 2020/11/11 03:48
Whenever I view some scores, I can’t type anything in or move anything. Other than that I love it
Love it
by iQwertybirdy on 2020/11/10 16:36
Yes!
Great
by thshshdbensj on 2020/11/09 21:47
Great
Confusing
by angryblackboy3 on 2020/11/09 12:23
Can someone tell me how to change it to sound like a drum line and not whistles and bells
Excellent
by RNX47k on 2020/11/08 22:13
Great App
Missing the ability to write music
by GangBeasts on 2020/11/08 16:37
This is a core feature of the app that really needs to be implemented for this to be a useful app on my iPad.
Always dependable
by edandhanae on 2020/11/08 14:19
Great notations
good and cheap
by Peilingmath on 2020/11/08 00:21
My favorite musescore is this and cheap 20$/year
Blahske Ng ma’am
by cnnakzns on 2020/11/07 21:43
Find
Great app!
by MasterAnymous on 2020/11/07 20:45
Love the amount of music I can play!
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.
Forced to leave a rating
by Bthoon on 2020/11/07 17:57
I was prevented from using the app until I “said thanks” that nets a 1 star.
I used this at my a cappella club in college and it does its job well.
by CeruleanWings on 2020/11/07 02:55
Being able to change keys is helpful, and so is isolating each part.
It not workin
by jeff pee pee licker hehehaheha on 2020/11/06 21:54
I got on the app and it didn’t work
It’s great for the most part.
by Losingweightfeelsgood! on 2020/11/06 19:44
I downloaded this app and it has been very useful to me because I don’t need to go on a long search to find sheet music in specific keys so that has been good, but the only bad thing is that you have to pay for the pro thing to print off the sheet music but other than that it is great!!
Great!
by koto-mona on 2020/11/06 19:27
This is very useful and handy for piano lovers including instructors and their pupils. Hope to be updated every season. Thanks a lot.
the best
by Super Guille on 2020/11/06 17:13
the best
It’s good
by pen+18 - 5 on 2020/11/06 00:24
It’s good
Could be better
by KFCColesChicken on 2020/11/05 15:32
When ever I try to print it says I need to pay for it but otherwise very helpful.
Noice
by jddhvdjsisjd on 2020/11/05 03:06
Noice
Excellent app
by Kshsjajjsbbakxjxhsolxhdh on 2020/11/04 05:20
Helpful and clean to use
Best Free Composition App
by ilikeusingimovie on 2020/11/03 15:38
Musescore is honestly amazing, and compared to Finale it has basically all the same bells and whistles. It even has speedy notation like in finale (if you know how to do it, that is). I wish there was a mobile version to create scores, but the computer version is fine 👍. I like the mobile app to view scores too, and can keep track of my scores I’ve posted easily.
Freezing
by bootygirl1222 on 2020/11/03 13:30
I think it’s an amazing app honestly but it keeps freezing on me after I pick one song to look at. If you could please fix that . That would help a lot thank you .
Love this app
by zobeezy3000 on 2020/11/02 20:56
so many songs and in different styles and for different instruments!
Not so great for composers
by Steve at Starsend on 2020/11/02 00:28
I am a casual composer. I use MuseScore on my laptop, that works well, and like to review my work in this app. But revisions are ignored. I have to delete the app and reinstall it to get my latest. A refresh button could do this without much effort.
MuseScore review
by DylSquap on 2020/11/01 23:06
I am so thankful for this app. To be able to write scores for myself and other musicians on an open source platform truly is a blessing. Thank y’all so much!
Forced review
by Hahahha661 on 2020/11/01 06:14
Forced
Yes
by GuitarBolivar on 2020/10/31 22:04
Yes
Great creative source for composing
by Denem G on 2020/10/30 01:13
Wonderful place to see other’s creative work, wonderful arrangements to great songs, and not too expensive if you get your money’s worth.
Good
by M-1 Grandma on 2020/10/29 19:33
This has a lot of music and I like it a lot!
Nice
by pino petrellla on 2020/10/29 02:03
Nice
Great app, and love but 1 big issue
by StephenArthur-LeeShockley on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using MuseScore for over 2 years, but notice an annoying bug lately. This big is where If I attempt to play any song it quickly lags and freezes, I tried redone loading the app many times rebooting my phone, but still experiencing the same issue I don’t know if anyone else has. If someone can look into this that would be a lot of help. This is on an iPhone X 2017 model.
They made me review it
by poobstarwert on 2020/10/28 15:56
Why
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by vbnjdyrhjsryjusr on 2020/10/28 01:11
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Please fix bug
by itsthewrongsongterry on 2020/10/27 13:23
Hoping the developers read this review. In the last month or so there has been a bug where the app freezes every time I open a score, and over at least two updates this has not been patched. Please please please fix, the app is essentially useless while this continues, and I really found it to be helpful before this started happening
Christina Sam
by csam07 on 2020/10/24 22:32
Awesome app.. Love it! Love a lot of the arrangements in here
This app needs WAY more features than this.
by El Dorado Lopez on 2020/10/24 19:16
Nothing but garbage.
No support can’t link my account from browser.
by Baba the bear on 2020/10/24 03:15
I paid for a subscription on a browser. When trying to use the feature it says that I need to use a mobile device. Can’t link the account. Reach out to support, support does not respond. The app is useless in this configuration.
Yes
by fiddlefancier on 2020/10/23 23:34
Great app
good
by my oponion on 2020/10/22 23:15
good
It’s making me pay
by JacksonWD on 2020/10/19 17:47
First of all, I downloaded the app and found that it wouldn’t let me download or print any songs I wanted to play without buying the pro version. Secondly, it’s not letting me write any music without making me pay for the pro version. I’m seeing a ton of great reviews about this app so I may be doing something wrong but so far I’ve had a bad experience.
Update
by drummer7771212 on 2020/10/19 14:05
Great new features
good at first
by naima12344 on 2020/10/19 13:57
at first for like a year i had the app it was really good and everything worked. But for some reason, every time i click on a song the app freezes and now i can’t listen to or learn any song the app.
Thanks
by Etg4277 on 2020/10/18 23:51
Thanks
Great App
by RainDropplett on 2020/10/18 12:59
Taking composition to a new level for me
Auto subscription
by RenataP13 on 2020/10/18 11:45
Its a great software just be careful with the annual auto pay since they do not send a reminder that it will be done. I suggest that after you pay the annual you cancel your auto subscription, use it for the year, and when it time to pay you will be notified that your yearly payment is due so you can make a decision to be charged or not. They returned 60% of the money even though I emailed them almost within the hour of being charged for another year something that we will never use.
Great music app for piano
by barrparr on 2020/10/18 06:26
This is a great app for piano. It’s everything I was looking for to help me learn the song much faster than sight reading. The library of music is awesome!
Great app for a week
by bigoimpin on 2020/10/18 06:00
At first glance I loved the app for a few reasons: easy to use platform, playable feedback of ENTIRE SONG (unlike Musicnotes). Now having used the app for a year I have grown bored with the same songs being posted. Seems like nothing new has come up since I’ve downloaded this app. I would give this a 3 star but now the consistent freezing of the app almost every time I open a new link to sheet music makes the app unusable so I knocked off a star. So Very disappointed and will be uninstalling MuseScore now that it has ran its course. Keep those wheels turning developers because this one needs improvement.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :-}
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t do anything with the app.
by Al27V on 2018/11/21 05:30
I’ve had it for a little while now but I don’t use it often. The last time I used it was a few months ago and it worked perfectly fine back then. Now, however, nothing works. I log in and it just tells me that I need to log out and log back in because of connection issues or something. When I do that though, it just tells me the same thing over and over again. At first, I just kinda gave up and clicked cancel. I went into my songbook and everything loaded perfectly fine in there but when I try to search for another song or use any other tab, it just goes back to the log out notification. I made the mistake of trying that again and now I can’t even access the songbook. I’m just kind of upset that I spent money on an app that does nothing.
Lovin’ It
by DJ Binkles on 2020/11/27 04:37
MuseScore is absolutely the app you need to not just find sheet music for basically every song, but to find so many versions so you can find your favourite one. I have been using this for almost 2 years and it’s fantastic. I like the old versions before the update where you can do the play back however you want snd transpose it however. I would also love to see a place on this app where instead of going to website to website to website just to add some sheet music of your own on this. I think a lot of people would appreciate that so it’s much easier to publish your music. Thanks for making this app!! 😀
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Description
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
Excellent source of information
by gostrom on 2020/11/28 22:12
Music notes combined with real music is wonderful
Best
by supero303 on 2020/11/28 05:00
Keep improving
Don’t really like the ui
by Pixal Dragon on 2020/11/27 22:11
MuseScore in general is pretty good, but for some reason they chose to make the ui on the website better than the ui on the app, maybe that’s just me but I like the ui on the website much more than the app, if you ask me don’t get the app just use the website. Aside from that MuseScore itself is good, I’d recommend using it, but not the app.
It’s a great app on pc
by dqqqiqqqcqqqk on 2020/11/27 18:08
Wonderful app for just about anything your Mind could conjure but that’s if you have pc on the app is in app purchases
Lovin’ It
by DJ Binkles on 2020/11/27 04:37
MuseScore is absolutely the app you need to not just find sheet music for basically every song, but to find so many versions so you can find your favourite one. I have been using this for almost 2 years and it’s fantastic. I like the old versions before the update where you can do the play back however you want snd transpose it however. I would also love to see a place on this app where instead of going to website to website to website just to add some sheet music of your own on this. I think a lot of people would appreciate that so it’s much easier to publish your music. Thanks for making this app!! 😀
Wide Selection
by robFerguson71 on 2020/11/27 00:59
Fast access to quality sheet music
🤦🏾‍♂️
by Mordecai_Is_Me on 2020/11/26 04:02
Ever since the app got updated I haven’t been able to listen to any scores. I would click on one and it would freeze the whole app.
Bruh
by aahdbsldub on 2020/11/25 23:09
Bruh
About the instruments.. (another bug)
by CamronFlurry on 2020/11/25 02:36
Hey, this crazy glitch keeps happening to where when I put multiple pianos with a drumset, the pianos merge into one piano and the drumset disappears; so when I try to make the drumset visible again and turn it up, it instead manages the second piano and the drumset just ceases to exist. This bug has is not abundant, and it doesn’t occur often. I would appreciate it if you fixed this for me in your next update. Thank you very much.
Not friendly with new iPhones
by ahgiab on 2020/11/24 19:34
I like when I can actually play the music but lately I can’t exit out of the ads because I have a newer iPhone and it’s really frustrating
It keeps crashing!!!
by ÇøreZ_ØneX on 2020/11/24 03:19
PLEASE STOP THE CRASHING, ITS BEEN GOING FOR MONTHS ALREADY, EVERY TIME I GO ONTO A SCORE, IT ALWAYS CRASHES, PLEASE DO SOMETHING
Hands Free Sheet Music Reader
by epkeyz on 2020/11/24 03:06
The most creative and reliable app for reading music. My students can easily access music and get a better understanding of the music notation when I’m not accessible.
The Instrument Audio is Lacking
by Ajihaak on 2020/11/24 02:51
For as great as the desktop version of Musescore is, the IOS app kinda falls short. My biggest complaint is the sound quality. The instrument sounds are plain awful. They sound very old and outdated. A lot of them are gritty and harsh on the ears. All of the horns sound straight out of a synth’s brass section setting. New features keep getting added which is cool and all, however, the same old late-2000’s sound quality of the instruments really makes my final rating of this app take a huge hit.
cool and all but missing the one key feature
by bubblez110123 on 2020/11/24 00:25
i downloaded the official app in hopes the the piano mode for sheet music might run a little better and be more consistent than it is on their website only to later find it doesnt exist on here at all. and i feel like thets the biggest thing that sets musescore apart from other sites like flat.io or noteflight.com ( considering their copyright is also way lighter than musescore’s as well). runs really smooth but would be a 5 star if this feature could get added :)
HORRIBLE!
by animegirl2144 on 2020/11/24 00:18
I couldn’t make JUST the music bigger. Every time I tried to, it would go to side bar and make that bigger. And when that happened I couldn’t change it back to normal. It was so annoying! That was on the site. On the app, whenever I searched up music, it said that there was nothing, and when I tried to download music from the site, it still said no music! This is the most horrible app ever!
What happened to double speed?
by Blue spike on 2020/11/23 22:46
This used to be a five star app, until they for some reason decided to get rid of double speed tempo. What if the song is originally played faster and I have a slower version of the sheet music? The app only allows you to adjust the speed between 0 and 100% speed, no longer can you adjust it between 50% and 200%. Until they decide to add a good range of speed instead of just 0 to 100, this will stay as a three star app.
Bro
by Kileel on 2020/11/23 00:57
Why did y’all make this free s**t not free anymore and then have the GALL to ask for a good review. Bite me.
not working
by hooria_er on 2020/11/22 10:29
actually it's not working anymore! just it shows the first sheet of notes and no more! even it's not playing the musics!
Babak nassir
by babak nassir on 2020/11/21 14:08
Niceee
can’t use app
by Xiuye on 2020/11/21 06:44
Worked fine on my iphone 8 but when i upgraded to the iphone 12 i can no longer view music. The ads X is in the upper left corner behind the time so i can’t press it no matter how many times I tap. The ad gets in the way and prevents me from using the app so please fix. Another issue is that when an ad doesn’t pop up on the rare occasion, the app just plain doesn’t work. It freezes and won’t let me interact with anything
Bugs
by thisnameistaken014838 on 2020/11/20 17:50
This app went from perfect, to now I can’t listen to the sheets, to now I can’t scroll past the second page, to now I can only access one sheet at a time then I’d have to close the whole app and it still won’t let me scroll, to I open the app and all I see is blankness, all my saved stuff gone and can’t search anything. I don’t know what happened here, I miss when this app actually worked. I’m sure there’s good developers behind this app but whatever is going on gotta stop. Really, each update you claim there’s a bug fix it just makes it worse. Edit: at least I can now search scores, but I still can’t scroll or access two without exiting the app.
Not Free
by dvjurexyukn on 2020/11/20 14:17
So far as I can tell, this app IS NOT FREE because it’s critical functions are unavailable without purchase. It provides continuous monotonous options to buy a subscription, and requires email and signup for functionality (again, NOT FREE). Their homepage states, and I quote: “Completely free, no limitations.” This is untrue. It is replete with limitations, especially without purchasing an account. Typical advertising Bait and Switch.
Not working
by Aaaaaron666 on 2020/11/20 06:34
The apps not showing any music and I’ve re-downloaded the app turned my phone off and nothing. I’ve messaged several times and have gotten no response.
Doesn’t Work
by cutiemango on 2020/11/20 05:33
Hi, I got this app, and it was great on the 7 day free trial but then... So, after seven days, it didn’t work. It wasn’t because I didn’t pay. After I payed, it didn’t work. I hope you fix this terrible issue.
Frozen
by gitujf on 2020/11/20 04:58
It worked great for the year I used it but now it’s frozen anytime I open it. On the website I have my favorites saved but here it won’t load
Free and fun
by LudwigFan on 2020/11/20 04:53
I have been composing music for our church choir for a few years now using Musescore. I love being able to write a phrase and play it back. Plus I am always discovering new features.
Please fix it
by Minniejelly on 2020/11/20 04:53
I was charged the monthly fees then the day after I can't use the app.Cant search or save the scores.And it removed my favorite scores too.
Doesn’t Work Anymore
by diesel10fan on 2020/11/20 03:35
MuseScore used to work, it use to have some function that justified the slow loading times and pain-in-the-butt controls, but as of late it has not functioned at all. The Search tab has no results, only a blank screen, nor do any of my favorited scores or personally written scores show. Yikes.
Doesn’t work
by JTiberius123 on 2020/11/20 02:54
Signed up for the free trial, and tried to use the app. Search function does not work within app. Can’t access the same music scores from the browser, but then cant use features needed in the app. Great concept, but incredibly poorly executed, at every turn.
Doesn’t work
by rynoburgy13 on 2020/11/20 02:41
Can’t search for any music or open any files. Waste of $30
serious bug
by sigmamuse123 on 2020/11/20 01:07
after paying subscription, all my favorite sheets are gone, and I cannot even search any sheets now. Now the entire app is nothing but an empty page. Seems there is something wrong with database.
I can’t see my favorites
by Runnerboy19 on 2020/11/20 00:40
It was a great app but today I get on and nothing will work. I can’t see my favorites or any music. Fix it plz!!!
It’s being weird
by coolapps123789 on 2020/11/20 00:29
Whenever I open up the app and go back to the search page, it just stays blank and doesn’t move. It normally does this after I restart my phone but it’s not changing. I feel like it has something to do with the new update. Pleas fix this ASAP!!! I love this app I don’t want to have to delete it 😢
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by Flowergirl Leelee on 2020/11/19 23:54
I know other people are having the same problem but the app keeps freezing, please fix this, other than that it’s pretty good
All my favorites are gone!
by Yoshflakes on 2020/11/19 23:24
I was willing to put up with the quirkiness of this app, and the fact that the search is terrible due to no one knowing how to title things for SEO, but now that I load the app and see 3 years worth of favorites deleted, the only muse I can expect to visit me is one of massive anger, beyond frustration.
Bug
by paaaaaaaarmidaaaaaaaa on 2020/11/19 21:14
My recommendations won’t show up and it seems that all of my favorites are gone. I can’t search any scores either.
unmmm
by Sandcat327 on 2020/11/19 21:14
wont work at all ❤️it says nothing is found when i look anything up and it deleted all my saved ones in favorites so that’s nice especially since i just paid 20 bucks for musescore pro ✌️
Glitches
by qazxcvbnmlpwsd on 2020/11/19 20:01
It’s a good app but none of the scores are showing up:(
Searching for a score
by Jessie8505 on 2020/11/19 19:54
I’ve always had a problem with this app’s searching feature. Sometimes when I try to search for a score, nothing comes up. This even happens when I know that the score exists, because I found it on the Musescore website. Is this something that could possibly be fixed? Thanks
I’m disappointed
by LucyLove💖 on 2020/11/19 18:45
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.
Hmm
by This lad12 on 2020/11/19 17:42
It’s an awesome app, played in it for months and I’m hooked. But for some reason whenever I’m going into it nowadays it’s blank, it shows everything else but the music itself. I hope the developers n’ such see this so I can see if it’s either something wrong with my device or the app itself
Was great. Now I can’t view anything cause I can’t close the Ads
by ArKade110 on 2020/11/19 04:44
New full screen adds have the x in the upper left corner... behind the clock on my iPhone 12 Pro... I can’t close it to view the music, so this app is basically useless now.
Stopped working
by cmal92 on 2020/11/18 22:50
Gave me a screen of ‘you’ve been with us for 90 days” and then freezes. Guess this is how they repay us?
Please update app
by BDMCGaming on 2020/11/16 22:49
I keep trying to go to specific scores, but it redirects me to a site by Musescore that says to update the app because of security, but I can't update because Apple doesn't support 32-bit anymore. Tons of other scores work fine. It's only with a few scores. Any other score works fine. Also, the app description says over a million free songs. I can rarely find a rare song.
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by DatBoiRacr on 2020/11/16 18:37
Stop making me do stuff I don’t want
SBN2021
by SBN2021 on 2020/11/16 06:41
Gehenna
Fantastic!
by SF3568 on 2020/11/16 03:09
Great except membership needed to print sheet music.
Musescore
by H kdhwvddm on 2020/11/14 22:10
This app used to work fine but now i can’t search up music no more and all the time the app freezes worst 3 dollars ever spent
Unable to click the x
by KazPoppe on 2020/11/14 19:04
Can’t even use the app
Can’t share PDF to Printing App
by Scottie-Bee on 2020/11/12 03:38
I’m paying money for this app. Why did you remove the ability to export the PDF directly to iPrint&Scan?
Best Free Sheet Music I Know
by Mike--171- on 2020/11/12 02:29
So many free songs!
Broken
by ScrewyOrphan on 2020/11/11 03:48
Whenever I view some scores, I can’t type anything in or move anything. Other than that I love it
Love it
by iQwertybirdy on 2020/11/10 16:36
Yes!
Great
by thshshdbensj on 2020/11/09 21:47
Great
Confusing
by angryblackboy3 on 2020/11/09 12:23
Can someone tell me how to change it to sound like a drum line and not whistles and bells
Excellent
by RNX47k on 2020/11/08 22:13
Great App
Missing the ability to write music
by GangBeasts on 2020/11/08 16:37
This is a core feature of the app that really needs to be implemented for this to be a useful app on my iPad.
Always dependable
by edandhanae on 2020/11/08 14:19
Great notations
good and cheap
by Peilingmath on 2020/11/08 00:21
My favorite musescore is this and cheap 20$/year
Blahske Ng ma’am
by cnnakzns on 2020/11/07 21:43
Find
Great app!
by MasterAnymous on 2020/11/07 20:45
Love the amount of music I can play!
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.
Forced to leave a rating
by Bthoon on 2020/11/07 17:57
I was prevented from using the app until I “said thanks” that nets a 1 star.
I used this at my a cappella club in college and it does its job well.
by CeruleanWings on 2020/11/07 02:55
Being able to change keys is helpful, and so is isolating each part.
It not workin
by jeff pee pee licker hehehaheha on 2020/11/06 21:54
I got on the app and it didn’t work
It’s great for the most part.
by Losingweightfeelsgood! on 2020/11/06 19:44
I downloaded this app and it has been very useful to me because I don’t need to go on a long search to find sheet music in specific keys so that has been good, but the only bad thing is that you have to pay for the pro thing to print off the sheet music but other than that it is great!!
Great!
by koto-mona on 2020/11/06 19:27
This is very useful and handy for piano lovers including instructors and their pupils. Hope to be updated every season. Thanks a lot.
the best
by Super Guille on 2020/11/06 17:13
the best
It’s good
by pen+18 - 5 on 2020/11/06 00:24
It’s good
Could be better
by KFCColesChicken on 2020/11/05 15:32
When ever I try to print it says I need to pay for it but otherwise very helpful.
Noice
by jddhvdjsisjd on 2020/11/05 03:06
Noice
Excellent app
by Kshsjajjsbbakxjxhsolxhdh on 2020/11/04 05:20
Helpful and clean to use
Best Free Composition App
by ilikeusingimovie on 2020/11/03 15:38
Musescore is honestly amazing, and compared to Finale it has basically all the same bells and whistles. It even has speedy notation like in finale (if you know how to do it, that is). I wish there was a mobile version to create scores, but the computer version is fine 👍. I like the mobile app to view scores too, and can keep track of my scores I’ve posted easily.
Freezing
by bootygirl1222 on 2020/11/03 13:30
I think it’s an amazing app honestly but it keeps freezing on me after I pick one song to look at. If you could please fix that . That would help a lot thank you .
Love this app
by zobeezy3000 on 2020/11/02 20:56
so many songs and in different styles and for different instruments!
Not so great for composers
by Steve at Starsend on 2020/11/02 00:28
I am a casual composer. I use MuseScore on my laptop, that works well, and like to review my work in this app. But revisions are ignored. I have to delete the app and reinstall it to get my latest. A refresh button could do this without much effort.
MuseScore review
by DylSquap on 2020/11/01 23:06
I am so thankful for this app. To be able to write scores for myself and other musicians on an open source platform truly is a blessing. Thank y’all so much!
Forced review
by Hahahha661 on 2020/11/01 06:14
Forced
Yes
by GuitarBolivar on 2020/10/31 22:04
Yes
Great creative source for composing
by Denem G on 2020/10/30 01:13
Wonderful place to see other’s creative work, wonderful arrangements to great songs, and not too expensive if you get your money’s worth.
Good
by M-1 Grandma on 2020/10/29 19:33
This has a lot of music and I like it a lot!
Nice
by pino petrellla on 2020/10/29 02:03
Nice
Great app, and love but 1 big issue
by StephenArthur-LeeShockley on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using MuseScore for over 2 years, but notice an annoying bug lately. This big is where If I attempt to play any song it quickly lags and freezes, I tried redone loading the app many times rebooting my phone, but still experiencing the same issue I don’t know if anyone else has. If someone can look into this that would be a lot of help. This is on an iPhone X 2017 model.
They made me review it
by poobstarwert on 2020/10/28 15:56
Why
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Please fix bug
by itsthewrongsongterry on 2020/10/27 13:23
Hoping the developers read this review. In the last month or so there has been a bug where the app freezes every time I open a score, and over at least two updates this has not been patched. Please please please fix, the app is essentially useless while this continues, and I really found it to be helpful before this started happening
Christina Sam
by csam07 on 2020/10/24 22:32
Awesome app.. Love it! Love a lot of the arrangements in here
This app needs WAY more features than this.
by El Dorado Lopez on 2020/10/24 19:16
Nothing but garbage.
No support can’t link my account from browser.
by Baba the bear on 2020/10/24 03:15
I paid for a subscription on a browser. When trying to use the feature it says that I need to use a mobile device. Can’t link the account. Reach out to support, support does not respond. The app is useless in this configuration.
Yes
by fiddlefancier on 2020/10/23 23:34
Great app
good
by my oponion on 2020/10/22 23:15
good
It’s making me pay
by JacksonWD on 2020/10/19 17:47
First of all, I downloaded the app and found that it wouldn’t let me download or print any songs I wanted to play without buying the pro version. Secondly, it’s not letting me write any music without making me pay for the pro version. I’m seeing a ton of great reviews about this app so I may be doing something wrong but so far I’ve had a bad experience.
Update
by drummer7771212 on 2020/10/19 14:05
Great new features
good at first
by naima12344 on 2020/10/19 13:57
at first for like a year i had the app it was really good and everything worked. But for some reason, every time i click on a song the app freezes and now i can’t listen to or learn any song the app.
Thanks
by Etg4277 on 2020/10/18 23:51
Thanks
Great App
by RainDropplett on 2020/10/18 12:59
Taking composition to a new level for me
Auto subscription
by RenataP13 on 2020/10/18 11:45
Its a great software just be careful with the annual auto pay since they do not send a reminder that it will be done. I suggest that after you pay the annual you cancel your auto subscription, use it for the year, and when it time to pay you will be notified that your yearly payment is due so you can make a decision to be charged or not. They returned 60% of the money even though I emailed them almost within the hour of being charged for another year something that we will never use.
Great music app for piano
by barrparr on 2020/10/18 06:26
This is a great app for piano. It’s everything I was looking for to help me learn the song much faster than sight reading. The library of music is awesome!
Great app for a week
by bigoimpin on 2020/10/18 06:00
At first glance I loved the app for a few reasons: easy to use platform, playable feedback of ENTIRE SONG (unlike Musicnotes). Now having used the app for a year I have grown bored with the same songs being posted. Seems like nothing new has come up since I’ve downloaded this app. I would give this a 3 star but now the consistent freezing of the app almost every time I open a new link to sheet music makes the app unusable so I knocked off a star. So Very disappointed and will be uninstalling MuseScore now that it has ran its course. Keep those wheels turning developers because this one needs improvement.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :-}
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t do anything with the app.
by Al27V on 2018/11/21 05:30
I’ve had it for a little while now but I don’t use it often. The last time I used it was a few months ago and it worked perfectly fine back then. Now, however, nothing works. I log in and it just tells me that I need to log out and log back in because of connection issues or something. When I do that though, it just tells me the same thing over and over again. At first, I just kinda gave up and clicked cancel. I went into my songbook and everything loaded perfectly fine in there but when I try to search for another song or use any other tab, it just goes back to the log out notification. I made the mistake of trying that again and now I can’t even access the songbook. I’m just kind of upset that I spent money on an app that does nothing.
Lovin’ It
by DJ Binkles on 2020/11/27 04:37
MuseScore is absolutely the app you need to not just find sheet music for basically every song, but to find so many versions so you can find your favourite one. I have been using this for almost 2 years and it’s fantastic. I like the old versions before the update where you can do the play back however you want snd transpose it however. I would also love to see a place on this app where instead of going to website to website to website just to add some sheet music of your own on this. I think a lot of people would appreciate that so it’s much easier to publish your music. Thanks for making this app!! 😀
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