Debian Edu Project
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Music
Debian Edu - Musik- und Sound-Anwendungen

Dieses Metapaket hängt von verschiedenen Anwendungen ab, die zum Lehren von Musik genutzt werden können.

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Debian Edu Music packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Audacious
Kleiner und schneller Audiospieler, der viele Formate unterstützt
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Audacious unterstützt Winamp-Skins und viele Codecs. Er ist ein Fork von Beep Media Player.

In der Standard-Installation werden die folgenden Codecs unterstützt:

  • MP3
  • Ogg Vorbis/Theora
  • AAC und AAC+
  • FLAC
  • ALAC
  • Windows Media (WMA)
  • WAVE

Außerdem ist Audacious durch Plugins erweiterbar und enthält andere nützliche Fähigkeiten wie Unterstützung von LIRC. Durch Erweiterungen können weitere Codecs unterstützt werden.

Dieses Paket enthält den eigentlichen Spieler und seine Lokalisierung.

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Audacity
Schneller, plattformunabhängiger Audio-Editor
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Audacity ist ein Mehrspur-Audio-Editor für Linux/Unix, MacOS und Windows. Er wurde entwickelt für einfaches Aufnehmen, Abspielen und Bearbeiten von digitalen Audiodaten. Audacity enthält Digitaleffekte und Werkzeuge zur Spektralanalyse. Die Bearbeitungsfunktionen sind sehr schnell und bieten unbegrenztes Rückgängigmachen/Wiederholen.

Unterstützte Dateiformate sind Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MP3, WAV, AIFF und AU.

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Denemo
Freier grafischer Notenschrift-Editor - GTK-Frontend für LilyPond
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Denemo ist eine freie GUI für Programme zur Musiknotation für GNU/Linux, MacOS und Windows, mit der Sie schnell Notation eingeben können, die Denemo mit dem Musik-»Graveur« LilyPond setzt. Musik kann an der PC-Tastatur eingegeben oder über MIDI-Controller eingespielt oder akustisch in ein Mikrofon eingegeben werden, das an die Soundkarte Ihres Computers angeschlossen ist.

Denemo nutzt LilyPond, das schöne Notenblätter mit den höchsten Veröffentlichungsstandards erzeugt. Während der Eingabe zeigt Denemo die Notenlinien auf einfache Weise an, sodass Sie die Musik effizient eingeben und bearbeiten können. Das Setzen erfolgt im Hintergrund, während Sie arbeiten, und erzeugt in der Regel einwandfreie Publikationsqualität. Der abschließende Feinschliff kann bei Bedarf mit der Maus erfolgen. Dies entspricht einer enormen praktischen Verbesserung gegenüber den gängigen Programmen, die erfordern, dass Sie die kollidierende Notation ständig wieder neu positionieren, während Sie die Musik eingeben.

Vom Anfänger bis zum Profi: Denemo kann für eine kurze Studierenden-Hausarbeit bis zu einer vollständigen Oper verwendet werden. Unterstützung ist vorhanden, um den breitesten Notationsbereich abzudecken - Griffschrift, Akkorddiagramme, Griffbrett-Diagramme, Trommeln, transponierende Instrumente, Ossia, Oktavierung, Einsätze, Titelseiten, Inhaltsverzeichnisse, kritische Kommentare, Fußnoten, die Musik zitieren. Mit der umfangreichen LilyPond-Syntax ist noch mehr für noch anspruchsvollere Anwendungen möglich.

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Education-menus
Debian Edu - Reorganisation von Menüs
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Ein Paket zur Reorganisation von Menüzweigen, um eine für Schüler und Lehrer einfach verwendbare Struktur einzurichten.

Fluidsynth
Real-time MIDI software synthesizer
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Fluidsynth is a real-time midi synthesizer based on the soundfont (sf2 and sf3) specifications. It can be used to render MIDI input or MIDI files to audio. The MIDI events are read from a MIDI device. The sound is rendered in real-time to the sound output device.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: fluid-soundfont-gm fluid-soundfont-gs opl3-soundfont timgm6mb-soundfont
Gtick
Metronom
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GTick ist eine Anwendung für ein akustisches und grafisches Metronom (normalerweise verwendet, um Musiker beim Üben zu unterstützen). Die Skala reicht von 30 bis 250 Schläge pro Minute und das Metronom unterstützt unter anderem Taktarten wie 2/4, 3/4, 4/4. Sie benötigen ein Audiogerät, um dieses Programm zu verwenden.

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Hydrogen
advanced drum machine/step sequencer
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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine which provides a professional, yet simple and intuitive, pattern-based drum programming interface.

General features:

  • Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on Qt 5.
  • Sample-based stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in .wav, .au and .aiff formats.
  • Support of samples in compressed FLAC file.

Sequencer and mixer features:

  • Pattern-based sequencer, with unlimited number of patterns and ability to chain patterns into a song.
  • Up to 64 ticks per pattern with individual level per event and variable pattern length.
  • 32 instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities.
  • Multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument).
  • Ability to import/export song files.
  • Unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functions.
  • Multiple patterns playing at once.

Other features:

  • JACK, ALSA, PortAudio, OSS and PulseAudio audio drivers.
  • ALSA MIDI and PortMidi input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
  • Import/export of drumkits.
  • Export song to wav file.
  • Export song to midi file.
The package is enhanced by the following packages: hydrogen-drumkits hydrogen-drumkits-effects
Lingot
Genauer und einfach zu bedienender Stimmer für Musikinstrumente
Maintainer: Nicolas Boulenguez
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Lingot ist ein Stimmer für Musikinstrumente. Er ist präzise, einfach zu bedienen und hochkonfigurierbar. Ursprünglich für das Stimmen elektrischer Gitarren gedacht, kann er jetzt für jedes Instrument genutzt werden.

Er sieht aus wie ein analoger Stimmer mit einer Anzeige, die die relative Verschiebung zu einer bestimmten Note und deren Frequenz anzeigt.

Lmms
Das »Linux Multimedia Studio«
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LMMS hat das Ziel, eine freie Alternative zu beliebten (jedoch kommerziell und closed-source) Programmen wie FruityLoops, Cubase und Logic zu sein. Es ermöglicht Ihnen, Musik mit Ihrem Computer zu produzieren. Sie können tolle Endlosschleifen erstellen, Geräusche mischen oder mit dem Synthesizer erzeugen, Samples arrangieren, haben mehr Spaß mit Ihrem MIDI-Keyboard und vieles mehr…

LMMS kombiniert die Fähigkeiten eines Tracker-/Sequencer-Programms (Pattern-/Kanal-/Sample-/Song-/Effekt-Management) und die eines mächtigen Synthesizers und Samplers in einer modernen, benutzerfreundlichen und einfach zu bedienenden grafischen Benutzeroberfläche.

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Mcp-plugins
Für Alsa Modular Synth entwickelte LADSPA-Erweiterungen
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Die MCP-Erweiterungen implementieren eine Reihe von LADSPA-Erweiterungen, die den Klang von AlsaModularSynth erheblich verbessern.

Derzeit sind es die folgenden Erweiterungen:

  • Moog VCF (1-3): Moog-Tiefpassfilter, welche die Eigenschaften der Analogschaltung recht erfolgreich emulieren. Version 3 dieser Filter wird empfohlen.
  • Phaser1: Phasenversteller (Phaser) mit bis zu 30 Allpass-Filtern in Reihe.
  • Phaser1 + LFO: Das gleiche wie oben, aber mit eingebautem Niederfrequenzoszillator (low frequency oscillator). Dessen Wellenform kann kontinuierlich von der Sägezahn aufwärts über Dreieck bis Sägezahn abwärts geändert werden.
  • Chorus (1,2): zwei Chorus-Erweiterungen
Musescore3
cross-platform multi-lingual music composition and notation, v3
Maintainer: Thorsten Glaser
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MuseScore is an Open Source (GNU GPL) music notation software that runs on all platforms supported by Qt5 (GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Windows), and is available in over forty different languages. It features an easy to use WYSIWYG editor with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful, rivaling commercial offerings like Finale and Sibelius.

This package provides MuseScore 3. You can install multiple versions of MuseScore in parallel, and upstream recommends doing so, because each major version has a new, incompatible, layout engine, and changing old scores without relayouting them fully with the new version can only be done by the old version. For MuseScore 2, install the musescore package, and expect a musescore4 package to show up in Debian bookworm.

Create, play back and print sheet music for free. Features include:

  • easy-to-use and customisable interface
  • optional dark theme (to focus on the score)
  • tours for first-time and returning users
  • albums combining multiple scores
  • unlimited score length
  • unlimited number of staves per system
  • up to four independent voices per staff
  • score creation wizard and templates
  • easy and fast note entry with a (PC) keyboard, the mouse, including an on-screen virtual (piano) keyboard, or MIDI (step-time, real-time)
  • timewise input (moving subsequent notes/rests), also for unmetered music
  • half-time and double-time paste commands for copy/paste
  • continuous view: focus on the content, scrolling by as an endless ribbon, undistracted by line breaks or page breaks; switch to page view to polish up for printing
  • timeline view
  • automatic part extraction (by staves or voices) and transposition
  • advanced transposition: transpose a selected passage to any key, or by any interval — or even transpose diatonically within the same key
  • repeats, including segnos, codas, measure repeats, advanced repeats; linearisation command to expand repeats
  • dynamics, articulations and other expression markings
  • playback support for almost all notation elements
  • custom text markings
  • style rules that apply to the whole score at once
  • automatic placement system (smart layout), now even more flexible
  • lyrics
  • chord symbols
  • Jazz notation, including lead sheets and slash notation
  • swing and shuffle playback
  • integrated sequencer and two software synthesisers (FluidSynth for SF2/SF3, Zerberus for SFZ), which also can use third-party soundfonts
  • single-note dynamics
  • mixer for instrument levels and effects
  • mixing and panning for individual parts
  • percussion notation
  • sticking (“fingering” for drummers)
  • early music notation
  • cross-staff beaming
  • import of graphics
  • custom key signatures
  • additive time signatures
  • system dividers
  • user-defined score styles
  • cutaway staves
  • pianoroll editor, edit playback parameters of each note individually
  • score comparison tool
  • and much more…

Choir features:

  • powerful lyrics copy and paste tools
  • implode/explode: combine up to four voices on one staff, then separate to individual staves
  • hide empty vocal staves, such as in a piano intro
  • figured bass for historical notation
  • smart lyrics: unlimited verses, with notes and staves automatically spaced, and verse numbers automatically aligned
  • voice leading checker: download the Check Harmony Rules proofreading plugin to check for errors in your part writing, according to standard rules
  • part mixer: mute, solo, or change volume of staves to learn individual lines — settings even apply to MP3 export

Piano features:

  • support for solo + piano (add small staff with different instrument)
  • support for cadenzas (smaller notes and variable length measures)
  • complete notation: pedaling, fingering, cross-staff beaming — you name it; everything needed to write piano sheet music is here

Guitar features:

  • bends, fingerings, and other common guitar notations supported
  • add/remove linked staves any time; enter notes on either standard (pitched five-line) or TAB staff
  • percussion/drumset also included
  • templates include guitar, tablature, guitar+tablature, rock/pop band
  • complete tablature: multiple tab styles available — from note symbols outside the staff to upside-down strings — and linked standard/tab staff pairs
  • Guitar Pro import: MuseScore can now open files from Guitar Pro, so you can easily migrate over. Import filters are improving with every release; GP3, GP4, GP5, GP6, GTP, GPX are currently supported.
  • Fretboard diagrams: 21 default chords for every key, and a powerful editor to create your own — with barre, fret position, and any number of strings
  • multiple or differently shaped dots per string; partial and multiple barres; ability to not show nut; customisable string/fret distance; chord symbols for diagrams and saving those to the palette; etc.
  • beyond guitar: banjo, mandolin, ukulele, oud; custom string tunings; even historical lute tablature: MuseScore does them all.

Orchestral features:

  • templates for common instrumentations
  • custom linked parts (e.g. create choral score from orchestra+chorus): any change you make to the content of any part is immediately reflected in the full score — and vice versa
  • powerful style controls: edit the formatting of parts and score independently — or apply the same style to all parts with one click
  • one-click transposition: instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch: sounding pitches stay the same while the written notes change

Jazz features:

  • templates for Jazz Lead Sheet, Big Band and Jazz Combo
  • real “handwritten” Book-style jazz font for text and chord symbols
  • formatting tools include adding line breaks every X measures
  • instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch
  • intelligent chord symbol: chord names are automatically formatted when you finish typing — plus, they transpose with the notes
  • easy slashes: commands to fill bars with slashes — and to turn notes into rhythmic slashes, and even accent notation above the staff

Marching ensembles features (needs the MDL extension):

  • marching band, indoor percussion, front ensemble, drumline and drum corps (even G bugles); no setup or configuration — select a template, start writing

Band features:

  • diverse templates: concert band, brass band, marching band, battery and pit percussion — ready out-of-the-box (plus big band for jazz)
  • custom linked parts: you can even keep a drumline score linked to a full marching band score and to individual percussion parts

Most elements in MuseScore are laid out automatically on a “virtual note sheet”, with a near professional-quality layout engine, but can also be positioned manually, giving you total control of every score element’s position. The capabilities of MuseScore can be extended via plugins and extensions, and the growing repository on musescore.org contains many plugins submitted by users and an active development team.

MuseScore includes a set of sounds that reproduce common instruments (as defined by General MIDI) without taking up a lot of disk space or memory providing full orchestral and band sounds (with the Drumline extension installed this includes marching percussion). The general (non-Drumline) sound font is available as musescore-general-soundfont Debian package, if you wish to reuse it with other synthesisers.) You can also load any sound font you prefer for a wider variety of sounds or for more realism.

MuseScore can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files, and it can also import from Capella and several other programs. MuseScore can export to PDF, PNG, and other graphic formats, to WAV and other audio formats such as OGG Vorbis and MP3, or to GNU Lilypond for an alternative layout and print option.

MuseScore can upload scores to musescore.com, a score sharing site, and send scrolling sheet music videos to YouTube. In addition to the desktop software, you can rehearse “on the go” with MuseScore mobile apps (which do not support note entry, but many advanced playback functions). Note that all of these are commercial or otherwise non-free offers optionally integrated with, but not part of, the Free notation program. Scrolling video scores feature the notes highlighted in the score as they sound — and highlighted on a virtual piano keyboard below.

Nted
Editor für Partituren
Maintainer: Gilles Filippini
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NtEd ist ein Editor für Partituren auf Basis von GTK+. Er will wirkliches WYSIWYG sein: Was Sie auf dem Bildschirm sehen, entspricht genau der Druckausgabe. Unterstützt werden bis zu vier Stimmen pro Zeile, Trommelnoten, fünf Liedtextzeilen, N-Tuplets, Kontextwechsel, Wiederholungen mit Alternativen, konfigurierbare Musikinstrumente pro Zeile, Import von MIDI und MusicXML, Export von PS, PDF, SVG, PNG, Lilypond und MIDI. Partituren können mit dem ALSA-Sequenzer abgespielt werden.

Pianobooster
Spielerisch Klavier lernen
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Ein MIDI-Player/Spiel, der die Noten anzeigt UND Ihnen das Klavierspielen beibringt.

PianoBooster ist eine unterhaltsame Art, zusammen mit einer musikalischen Begleitung zu spielen und gleichzeitig die Grundlagen des Lesens von Noten zu erlernen. Der Unterschied zwischen dem Mitspielen zu einer CD oder einer MIDI-Standarddatei besteht darin, dass PianoBooster zuhört und auf das reagiert, was Sie auf einem MIDI-Keyboard spielen.

Zum Ausführen von Piano Booster benötigen Sie ein MIDI-Piano-Keyboard und eine MIDI-Schnittstelle für den PC. Wenn Sie kein MIDI-Keyboard haben, können Sie PianoBooster trotzdem mit dem PC-Keyboard ausprobieren (»x« ist mittleres C), aber ein MIDI-Piano wird wirklich empfohlen.

Qsynth
fluidsynth MIDI sound synthesiser front-end
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QSynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt toolkit. Eventually it may evolve into a softsynth management application allowing the user to control and manage a variety of command line softsynths but for the moment it wraps FluidSynth (http://www.fluidsynth.org).

FluidSynth is a command line software synthesiser based on the Soundfont specification.

Rosegarden
Musikeditor und MIDI-/Audio-Synthesizer
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Die Qt-Anwendung Rosegarden bietet unter anderem die folgenden Möglichkeiten: gemischter Audio-/MIDI-Synthesizer (für Wiedergabe und Aufnahme), Mehrspur-Editor, Musik lässt sich per Klaviertastatur oder Noten eingeben, Ein-/Ausgabe von MIDI-Dateien, Export von Lilypond- und CSound-Dateien.

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Solfege
Ear training software
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GNU Solfege is an ear training program for X Windows written in Python, using the GTK+ 3.0 libraries. You can practice harmonic and melodic intervals, chords, scales and rhythms, and you can add new exercises using a simple plain text file format.

Ear training is a big subject with many connections to music theory and performance of music.

To use this software, you need some basic knowledge about music theory.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: mma
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LADSPA-Plugins von Steve Harris
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Steve Harris hat eine Vielzahl von Plugins für LADSPA-kompatible Hosts (z. B. GLAME, Sweep und ecasound) geschrieben. Diese Plugins sind:

amp, fast overdrive, overdrive (mit Farbe), comb filter, waveshaper, ringmod, divider, diode, decliper, pitch scaler, 16 band equaliser, sinus wavewrapper, hermes filter, chorus, flanger, decimater, oscillator, gverb, phasers, harmonische Generatoren, Surround-Encoder und weitere.

Terminatorx
Echtzeit-Audio-Synthesizer
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Der Echtzeit-Audio-Synthesizer terminatorX ermöglicht es, über digitale Audiodaten (.wav, .au, *.mp3, usw.) zu »scratchen«, wie es HipHop-DJs mit Schallplatten tun. Zu den Funktionen gehören mehrere Plattenteller, Echtzeiteffekte (sowohl eingebaute als auch LADSPA-Erweiterungen), ein Sequenzer und eine einfach zu benutzende GTK+-Benutzeroberfläche.

Timgm6mb-soundfont
SoundFont Timgm6mb von Musescore 1.3
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Dies ist ein kleiner, aber kompletter GM-Soundfont, das ursprünglich mit Musescore 1.3 verteilt wurde, aber nicht mehr mit Musescore 2.0.

Dieses Paket wird in /usr/share/sounds/sf2/ installiert.

Tuxguitar
Editor und Abspielprogramm für mehrspurige Gitarrentabulaturen (GP3 bis GP5)
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TuxGuitar ist ein Editor und Abspielprogramm für mehrspurige Gitarrentabulaturen. Es kann GP3-, GP4- und GP5-Dateien öffnen und sie als MIDI und PDF exportieren.

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Festival
Allgemeines, mehrsprachiges System zur Sprachsynthese
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Festival bietet ein volles Text-zu-Sprache-System mit verschiedenen APIs sowie eine Umgebung zur Entwicklung und Erforschung von Sprachsynthesetechniken. Ein auf Scheme basierender Kommandointerpreter ist enthalten.

Neben der Erforschung von Sprachsynthese ist festival auch als alleinstehendes Sprachsyntheseprogramm nützlich. Es kann Text in klar verständliche Sprache umsetzen.

Lilypond
Programm für den Notensatz
Maintainer: Anthony Fok
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LilyPond ist ein Programm für den Notensatz, ein automatisiertes System für Druckgrafiken. Es produziert aus einer Beschreibungsdatei in Hochsprache schöne Notenblätter.

LilyPond unterstützt viele in der Musiknotation verwendete Konstrukte, einschließlich Akkord-Namen, Schlagzeug-Notation, Generalbass, verzierte Noten, Gitarrengriffschrift, moderne Notation (Cluster-Notation und rhythmische Gruppierung), Tremoli, (verschachtelte) Tuplets in beliebigen Verhältnissen und vieles mehr.

Die textbasierte Musik-Eingabesprache von LilyPond fügt sich nahtlos in LaTeX, HTML und Texinfo ein, so dass einzelne Notenblätter oder musikwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen innerhalb eines Quelltextes geschrieben werden können. Form und Inhalt sind voneinander getrennt und wegen der leistungsstarken automatischen Formatierung von LilyPond muss der Nutzer nicht über typografische Fachkompetenz verfügen, um eine gute Notation zu erstellen.

LilyPond produziert Druckausgaben in den Formaten PDF, PostScript, SVG, oder TeX sowie MIDI für den Hörgenuß. Die Oberflächen RoseGarden und NoteEdit exportieren das LilyPond-Format. Das Programm kann ABC, ETF und MIDI importieren.

LilyPond ist Teil des GNU-Projekts.

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Musescore
cross-platform multi-lingual music composition and notation, v2
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MuseScore is an Open Source (GNU GPL) music notation software that runs on all platforms supported by Qt5 (GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Windows), and is available in over forty different languages. It features an easy to use WYSIWYG editor with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful, rivaling commercial offerings like Finale and Sibelius.

This package provides MuseScore 2. You can install multiple versions of MuseScore in parallel, and upstream recommends doing so, because each major version has a new, incompatible, layout engine, and changing old scores without relayouting them fully with the new version can only be done by the old version. Install the musescore3 package for MuseScore 3 and expect a musescore4 package to show up in Debian bookworm.

Create, play back and print sheet music for free. Features include:

  • easy-to-use and customisable interface
  • albums combining multiple scores
  • unlimited score length
  • unlimited number of staves per system
  • up to four independent voices per staff
  • score creation wizard and templates
  • easy and fast note entry with a (PC) keyboard, the mouse, including an on-screen virtual (piano) keyboard, or MIDI (step-time, real-time)
  • continuous view: focus on the content, scrolling by as an endless ribbon, undistracted by line breaks or page breaks; switch to page view to polish up for printing
  • automatic part extraction and transposition; advanced transposition: transpose a selected passage to any key, or by any interval — or even transpose diatonically within the same key
  • repeats, including segnos, codas, measure repeats, advanced repeats
  • dynamics, articulations and other expression markings
  • playback support for almost all notation elements
  • custom text markings
  • style rules that apply to the whole score at once
  • lyrics
  • chord symbols
  • Jazz notation, including lead sheets and slash notation
  • swing and shuffle playback
  • integrated sequencer and two software synthesisers (FluidSynth for SF2/SF3, Zerberus for SFZ), which also can use third-party soundfonts
  • mixer for instrument levels and effects
  • mixing and panning for individual parts
  • percussion notation
  • early music notation
  • cross-staff beaming
  • import of graphics
  • custom key signatures
  • additive time signatures
  • user-defined score styles
  • and much more…

Choir features:

  • powerful lyrics copy and paste tools
  • implode/explode: combine up to four voices on one staff, then separate to individual staves
  • hide empty vocal staves, such as in a piano intro
  • figured bass for historical notation
  • smart lyrics: unlimited verses, with notes and staves automatically spaced, and verse numbers automatically aligned
  • voice leading checker: download the Check Harmony Rules proofreading plugin to check for errors in your part writing, according to standard rules
  • part mixer: mute, solo, or change volume of staves to learn individual lines — settings even apply to MP3 export

Piano features:

  • support for solo + piano (add small staff with different instrument)
  • support for cadenzas (smaller notes and variable length measures)
  • complete notation: pedaling, fingering, cross-staff beaming — you name it; everything needed to write piano sheet music is here

Guitar features:

  • bends, fingerings, and other common guitar notations supported
  • add/remove linked staves any time; enter notes on either standard (pitched five-line) or TAB staff
  • percussion/drumset also included
  • templates include guitar, tablature, guitar+tablature, rock/pop band
  • complete tablature: multiple tab styles available — from note symbols outside the staff to upside-down strings — and linked standard/tab staff pairs
  • Guitar Pro import: MuseScore can now open files from Guitar Pro, so you can easily migrate over. Import filters are improving with every release; GP3, GP4, GP5, GP6, GTP, GPX are currently supported.
  • Fretboard diagrams: 21 default chords for every key, and a powerful editor to create your own — with barre, fret position, and any number of strings
  • beyond guitar: banjo, mandolin, ukulele, oud; custom string tunings; even historical lute tablature: MuseScore does them all.

Orchestral features:

  • templates for common instrumentations
  • custom linked parts (e.g. create choral score from orchestra+chorus): any change you make to the content of any part is immediately reflected in the full score — and vice versa
  • powerful style controls: edit the formatting of parts and score independently — or apply the same style to all parts with one click
  • one-click transposition: instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch: sounding pitches stay the same while the written notes change

Jazz features:

  • templates for Jazz Lead Sheet, Big Band and Jazz Combo
  • real “handwritten” Book-style jazz font for text and chord symbols
  • formatting tools include adding line breaks every X measures
  • instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch
  • intelligent chord symbol: chord names are automatically formatted when you finish typing — plus, they transpose with the notes
  • easy slashes: commands to fill bars with slashes — and to turn notes into rhythmic slashes, and even accent notation above the staff

Marching ensembles features (needs the MDL extension):

  • marching band, indoor percussion, front ensemble, drumline and drum corps (even G bugles); no setup or configuration — select a template, start writing

Band features:

  • diverse templates: concert band, brass band, marching band, battery and pit percussion — ready out-of-the-box (plus big band for jazz)
  • custom linked parts: you can even keep a drumline score linked to a full marching band score and to individual percussion parts

Most elements in MuseScore are laid out automatically on a “virtual note sheet”, with a near professional-quality layout engine, but can also be positioned manually, giving you total control of every score element’s position. The capabilities of MuseScore can be extended via plugins and extensions, and the growing repository on musescore.org contains many plugins submitted by users and an active development team.

MuseScore includes a set of sounds that reproduce common instruments (as defined by General MIDI) without taking up a lot of disk space or memory providing full orchestral and band sounds (with the Drumline extension installed this includes marching percussion). The general (non-Drumline) sound font is available as musescore-general-soundfont Debian package, if you wish to reuse it with other synthesisers.) You can also load any sound font you prefer for a wider variety of sounds or for more realism.

MuseScore can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files, and it can also import from Capella and several other programs. MuseScore can export to PDF, PNG, and other graphic formats, to WAV and other audio formats such as OGG Vorbis and MP3, or to GNU Lilypond for an alternative layout and print option.

MuseScore can upload scores to musescore.com, a score sharing site, and send scrolling sheet music videos to YouTube. In addition to the desktop software, you can rehearse “on the go” with MuseScore mobile apps (which do not support note entry, but many advanced playback functions). Note that all of these are commercial or otherwise non-free offers optionally integrated with, but not part of, the Free notation program. Scrolling video scores feature the notes highlighted in the score as they sound — and highlighted on a virtual piano keyboard below.

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