Move over, Finale and Sibelius! There’s somebody new in town. MuseScore is a music notation software available FREE online for anyone to download. After doing a brief test drive last spring (mentioned here), I decided to take a closer look now that it’s available for Mac users.
I’ve been a faithful Finale user since 2005, mainly because Finale is the software of choice at the colleges I’ve attended. I use Finale to make worksheets for my students and to notate my original compositions and arrangements. Buying Finale 2009 last September cost me an arm and a leg, so I was quite curious to see how MuseScore would compare. Is it worth spending all that money on Finale when you can get MuseScore for free? Continue reading “A Closer Look at MuseScore: FREE music notation software”