MagicScore School

MagicScore School


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.267
File Size:
12.06MB
Date Added:
May 23, 2012
Price:
Free to try (1 page of score); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
34,466
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MagicScore School provides users with a program to write, edit, and listen to their score. With a utilitarian layout and a variety of options, this program will appeal to musicians.

We felt a little overwhelmed by the program's interface, not having much technical musical knowledge beforehand. But the Help file's breakdown of the commands and a swift online tutorial made navigation much easier. We began creating our score immediately, as we had the option to click and drag notes from a bank and place them on a music scale or to play a virtual piano that also populated the scale. With both, we were able to easily edit our score by dragging the notes into proper position. The program's small player, which gave us control over the music's tempo, played our score with clear piano sounds and followed the notes as it read our scale. One particularly neat feature we enjoyed was the ability to add a title and composer that made the pages look like professional sheet music. The program broke music-writing down to its basic elements and made the process simple enough for novices and experts alike to write a score.

MagicScore School has a 30-day trial. The program comes as a compressed file and leaves folders upon uninstall. With an abundance of simplicity and fun, we highly recommend this program to musicians of all levels.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    2.0

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    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 2 stars

    "Looks very flexible, but also appears to be very buggy"

    December 24, 2012   |   By henstt

    Version: MagicScore School 7.267

    Pros

    Accepts several ways to enter music, including a piano keyboard. The user interface looks complicated, but is quite easy to use.
    Not being an expert in music notation I managed to enter a first multi-voice song for keyboard within an hour.

    Cons

    However, the program contains several bugs that cost me a lot of time entering next songs.
    I didn't manage to enter a triplet where I wanted it.
    For some reason it started putting notes one position higher than shown. Restarting the program didn't correct it. Other (finished) sheets now show the same problem. I didn't trie a re-install yet.
    It has crashed several times in some kind of endless loop. The only way to stop the program is by killing it with the PC task manager. (fortunately there is a data-backup)

    Summary

    Maybe some issues were caused by my inexperiance. I can't be sure of that.
    However, I have started using another (free) program in which I entered the same songs without any problem so far!

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