No Musescore account is needed to view and listen to scores on Musescore.com.
Use the search bar at the top of the page to find music. You can also see what was most recently uploaded by clicking the Browse link next to the search bar (on mobile, this is only available if you're logged in and tap on your avatar).
Once you’re on a score page, standard playback controls appear in the bar above the score. There is a Play/Pause button and a Rewind button to go back to the beginning. On the right, the square button takes the score into full screen.
- The left and right arrow keys page back and forth through the score.
- F, like the square button, takes the score into full screen.
Click the ⋮ button in the top right corner of the score player to access more playback options. In the dropdown menu, you’ll see:
- Playback speed
- Audio sources
- Switch to horizontal/vertical view (only available in full screen)
Playback speed allows you to slow down or speed up the playback, from 50% to 150% speed.
Mixer is similar to the Musescore software's Mixer. It allows you to mute or solo different instruments, and by clicking the gear icon (⚙) you can independently adjust their volume and even change them to sound like different instruments. The mixer is only supported for these browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari 7+, Edge. There is no support for IE10, IE11+, Chrome Android, Mobile Safari.
Audio sources include the default "Musescore audio" (the same that you get when you download an MP3); the "Synthesizer" audio, generated in real-time in your browser (which is required in order to adjust the playback in the Mixer, but may be slow to load depending on the number of instruments); and any YouTube videos that the uploader may have synced with the score (see Manage audio sources).
Loop allows you identify a range of measures that will be highlighted in lavender and repeated until you stop playback.
Switch to horizontal/vertical view is only available in full screen. In horizontal view, the pages are laid out in a row left to right, while in vertical view, the pages are stacked in a column from top to bottom. Either may be preferable depending on your screen size or the number of systems on each page.