MuseScore

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MuseScore is the name of a free scorewriter for creating, editing and using sheet music. MuseScore is also a sharing community.

Purpose[edit]

The MuseScore project done in relation to Wikimedia is the goal of connecting the scores in the MuseScore library with items in Wikidata and from Wikidata to the MuseScore library.

History and background[edit]

On 20 June 2017 during the Civic Lab Brussels meeting, OpenScore was presented during its Kickstarter fundraising period. OpenScore is a project to digitalise public domain sheet music, added to the MuseScore score library.

Overview[edit]

The MuseScore/OpenScore/IMSLP community exists out:

  • IMSLP, community that scans music sheet + music library (paper -> pdf images)
  • MuseScore.org, open source application for music sheet
  • MuseScore.com, sharing community for music sheet
  • OpenScore.cc, project on MuseScore to digitise and liberate all public domain sheet music (in CC0) (digital images -> digital music sheet in MuseScore annotation)

Contacts[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Annual generic budget Wikimedia Belgium

Timeline[edit]

  • 20 June 2017 - Civic Lab Brussels meeting in BeCentral with presentation OpenScore + start collaboration

OpenScore[edit]

OpenScore is a project on MuseScore to digitise and liberate all public domain sheet music, including the great classics of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. The project digitalises the music sheet from paper to interactive scores in the MuseScore database, where you can listen to them, can edit and can share them. OpenScore can be compared with Wikisource.

OpenScore is an initiative by MuseScore and IMSLP and started in January 2017 as successor project to Open Goldberg and Open Well Tempered Clavier.

Quote open OpenScore is a new crowdsourcing initiative to digitise classical sheet music by composers whose works are in the public domain, like Mozart and Beethoven. Massive crowdsourced projects such as Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg and OpenStreetMap have done wonders for the democratisation of knowledge, putting information and power in the hands of ordinary people. With OpenScore, we want to do the same for music, and we’re running a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen!
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Statistics[edit]

  • Number of scores in MuseScore
    • 30 June 2017: ?
  • Number of scores in MuseScore with link to compositions in Wikidata
    • 30 June 2017: ?
  • Number of scores in MuseScore with link to composer in Wikidata
    • 30 June 2017: ?
  • Number of compositions in Wikidata with link to MuseScore
    • 30 June 2017: 1 (creation of MuseScore property in Wikidata)
  • Number of composers in Wikidata with link to MuseScore
    • 30 June 2017: 0

Related links[edit]

OpenScore[edit]