Marc Sabatella

And the winner is...

published24 days ago
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And the winner is... going to be announced on Thursday during the Music Master Class :-) Actually, there will be several winners that will be chosen between now and then! Tune in to meet them and hear their music, and we'll talk about what is special about it.

Meanwhile, if you haven't done so already, check out the final entries and vote for your favorites - see the Contests space in the Community.

MuseScore Café

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, we look at techniques for improving readability by making things larger. Visually impaired musicians, children, professionals working in dimly lit clubs, conductors of movie scores, educators - there are any number of situations where you might want to go big.

The MuseScore Café is live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

Tip of the Week

One of the things we'll be looking at on Wednesday is text. There are four different places you can affect font size and other properties, and they work in different ways, so I want to make sure you are aware of the differences.

  1. The text toolbar at the bottom of the window is for setting the formatting of individual letters or words within a text element, like I just did here :-)
  2. The Inspector (see View menu if you've closed it) is for setting the formtting of an entire text element - like one single tempo marking or chord symbol.
  3. The "set as style" button ("S" icon) next to most controls in the Inspector is for making any setting apply as the style default for all elements of this type in this score.
  4. Format / Style / Text Styles is a place you can set text styles for all different elements types in one place.

text controls

Music Master Class

This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, I will announce the winners of our contest, and we will take a closer look at their submissions so we can all learn from them!

The Music Master Class is live on Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

In Theory

Another interesting resource posted in the Community, this week - an online game to help you learn to hear chord progressions. I spent only a few minutes with it but it seemed interesting. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it, so check out the post in the Community with the link.