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Liberating sheet music


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Liberating sheet music


 
 

OpenScore aims to digitize and liberate all public domain sheet music, including the great classics of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. With the help of our community, we aim to transfer history’s most influential pieces from paper into interactive scores which you can listen to, edit and share.

We ran a Kickstarter campaign in June 2017 to raise the initial funding required. Thanks to the generous support of over 1000 backers, we managed to raise over €51000, allowing us to start developing the tools and infrastructure necessary to liberate all public domain sheet music.

Our backers select the first 100 works to be liberated. You can help us by transcribing these pieces into notation software while we develop the crowdsourcing platform.

Together, we can make sheet music accessible to everyone.
For free, for any purpose, for evermore.

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Join the movement


Join the movement


 
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A MUSIC REVOLUTION: THE POWER OF DIGITAL

With your help, we can bring static sheet music to life again. By creating new interactive editions, we unlock endless possibilities. A true tipping point in music history. Because, unlike music on paper or PDF, digital scores allow convenient playback, editing and sharing. Digital scores can also be parsed by software tools for research, analysis and machine learning purposes.  Sheet music is dead, long live sheet music!

 

 

FOR/BY MUSICIANS: THE POWER OF COMMUNITIES

Digitizing public domain music is a huge undertaking. That’s why we will harness the power of the online community to produce crowdsourced transcriptions. OpenScore brings together the two largest sheet music communities to tackle this challenge: MuseScore and IMSLP. After transcription, all scores will be fully checked and reviewed to assure accuracy with the original pieces. Together, we can unlock old sheet music for free for everyone.

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Setting music free


Setting music free


FOR EVERYONE, FOR ANY PURPOSE

OpenScore aims to make sheet music accessible and adaptable for everyone, for any purpose. Whether you are a musicologist, publisher, teacher or student who is learning to read music. Whether you are an experienced composer producing his own medleys or newborn arranger making copies to share with friends. Furthermore, the unlocked open data is an endless source for smart adaptations for blind and partially sighted, gamers, developers or visual artist. 

FOR FREE, FOR EVERMORE

The OpenScore editions will be released into the Public Domain using Creative Commons Zero, allowing unlimited copying, adapting and sharing. The sky is the limit, without having to pay a penny.