Musescore Supplement

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Musescore Examples: These exercises require basic knowledge of encoding; each exercise includes a new tool or two each! I also highly recommend taking advantage of the MuseScore "Play" function!


Contents

Vocal Music in MuseScore

Early Vocal Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Chant "Ubi caritas"

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Tools you need:

  • Choosing an instrument (voice – which may or may not automatically add the optional vocal tenor clef on the clef)
  • If not, use “clefs” from the palettes. (click the original clef then double click the treble clef)
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  • I prefer using ¼ for the time signature for the sake of spacing.
  • The time signature, stems, and the bar lines can be made invisible by selecting all -> staff/part properties -> advanced style properties.

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Example 2: Two-Voice Organum "Kyrie, Cunctipotens genitor"

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  • New: Spacing (Press Enter)
  • Review: Notes, Lyrics
  • Review: Chant (Hint: Staff/Part Properties)


Example 3: Two-Voice Polyphony = Excerpt from "Duo Agnus Dei II" / Missa de Beata Virgine by Josquin des Prez

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  • Review: Notes
  • Review: Clef change
  • Review: Voices/Layers
  • Review: Slur


Example 4: Secular Monophony "Sumer is Icumen in"

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  • New: Dotted notes & rests
  • New: Spacing – using “Enter” key
  • Review: Notes and Lyrics, Rests


Example 5: Renaissance Polyphony "Jesu, Rex admirabilis" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Open Score)

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  • Choosing Instruments: Choir – Soprano, Alto, and Baritone
  • Taking advantage of same rhythmic values


Example 6: Renaissance Polyphony "Jesu, Rex admirabilis" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Close Score)

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Baroque-Era Vocal Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Figured Bass = "Dido’s Lament" by Henry Purcell

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  • New: Figured Bass – Command + G


Example 2: Roman Numeral Analysis = "Dido’s Lament" by Henry Purcell

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  • New: Roman Numeral Analysis from the menu - Add -> Text -> Roman Numeral Analysis
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Example 3: Chord Symbols = "Dido’s Lament" by Henry Purcell

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  • New: Add -> Text -> Chord Symbol
  • The Font can be changed so that it recognizes the superscript by changing the appearance from Standard to Jazz in the Style (Format from the menu)
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Instrumental Music in MuseScore

Baroque-Era Instrumental Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 by J. S. Bach

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  • Reviewing: Notes, Octaves, Chords, Voices/Layers
  • New: Multiple divisions to one note (through layers), parenthesis (accidentals in the palette)
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  • New: Beams (Palette)
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  • New: Size adjustment - Format -> Page Settings -> Scaling from 1.764mm to 2.364mm
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Example 2: Minuet in G by Christian Petzold (Beginning)

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  • New: Grace Notes (Palette)
  • New: Ornaments (can be added by searching “Ornaments” in the Palette box)


Example 3: Minuet in G by Christian Petzold (End)

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  • Review: Ornaments, chords, voices/layers


Classical/Romantic-Era Instrumental Music in MuseScore

Example 1: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter Symphony”) by W. A. Mozart [Arranged for Two Pianos]

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  • Review: Fingerings
  • New: Staccato (Shift + S)
  • New: Instrument Choice -> Piano & Piano
  • New: Tempo, choose from the Palette and then edit the text by double-clicking
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  • New: System Text, choose Text from the Palette
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  • Triplets = Add -> Tuplets -> Triplet (or command/control + 3)
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Example 2: Piano Sonata No.8, Op.13 (“Pathétique”) Second Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven

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  • Review: Fingerings
  • Review: Tempo Setting
  • New: Temporary clef, drag the clef into the measure (Measure 1 in this case)
  • New: Spacing = Format -> Add/Remove System Breaks

Example 3: Melody from Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven

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  • Hint: "Repeat & Jumps" from the Palette


Example 4: Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1 by Fryderyk Chopin

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  • Hint: Tuplets from before, adjust the numbers of ratio to EIGHTH NOTES.


Example 5: "The Peacock" from3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík by Béla Bartók

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  • Review: Repeats & Jumps
  • Review: Texts (tempo, expression, staff text, tremolo)
  • Review: Tuplets
  • Review: Accidentals, Articulations
  • Review: Beams
  • Review: Dynamics as well as:
  • New: Crescendo / Decrescendo (Lines from the Palette)
  • New: Time Signature (Palette)
  • New: Look up "arpeggio" from the Palette, add to your Palette
  • New: Tie = select the note(s), press shift and then + key
  • New: Double Dots -> Find the "Basic edited" box on the top left corner, change it to "Advanced"

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