MuseScore Musical Notation Software – How to install MuseScore on Ubuntu

MuseScore is a free open source professional music notation software for Windows, MacOS and Linux. You can input via MIDI keyboard and transfer your notes to and from musicxml, midi and more. Using MuseScore you can write music for Piano, Guitar, Orchestra,Jazz, Choir, Band and Marching Ensemble.

MuseScore Musical Notation


Download MuseScore [Windows,MacOS, Linux]

Install MuseScore on Ubuntu

MuseScore is available as a portable AppImage, flatpak, snap and PPA. Download the latest MuseScore in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) app and run below commands one by one.
Here “MuseScore-” is the downloaded file. You can change below command based on your file name and download path

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ MuseScore-

Install MuseScore via Flatpak

First install flatpak and flathub on your system

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

And restart it after the installation. Then open the terminal app and run below MuseScore flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.musescore.MuseScore

After the installation open it using this command.

flatpak run org.musescore.MuseScore

And uninstall it using below commands.

flatpak uninstall org.musescore.MuseScore


sudo flatpak uninstall org.musescore.MuseScore

Install MuseScore via Snap:

In the terminal run below MuseScore snap install command. It will install MuseScore on your system.

sudo snap install musescore

Then run below commands.

sudo snap connect musescore:cups-control
sudo snap connect musescore:network-manager
sudo snap connect musescore:alsa
sudo snap connect musescore:removable-media

Then open it via show apps menu from Ubuntu dock. And you can also uninstall it using below command.

sudo snap remove musescore

Install MuseScore via PPA

You can download and install the latest version of MuseScore from its official PPA. You need to add its official PPA on your Ubuntu system to install MuseScore. Open your terminal app in your Ubuntu system, and run the below command to the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable

Type your ubuntu password and press the enter. Then again press the enter key to confirm the PPA addition. then run the below command in terminal and hit the enter.

sudo apt-get update

Then run the below command to install MuseScore on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install musescore

After the installation of MuseScore, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type MuseScore the search box and click MuseScore to open it.

If you liked this article, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay connected with us on X (Twitter) and Facebook.

Also Read:  ZQuest Classic Game Engine

Leave a Reply