Using Musescore for Handbell Music

The Handbell Callout

Musescore is a free music notation program which allows us to write in musical notation like Word or Libreoffice Writer allows us to write in normal language.

It is popular because it is free and yet is able to be almost as useful as commercial software costing hundreds of dollars.

Some of the shortcomings become apparent when it is used for handbell music. There is nothing substantially different about handbell music — a quarter note or quarter rest is the same as in any orchestral…