Harmonia: a MuseScore's plugin to teach music

  • João Araújo Federal University of São João del-Rei
  • Rogerio Constante Federal University of Pelotas
  • Flávio Luiz Schiavoni Federal University of São João del-Rei
  • Octávio Deluchi Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been characterized as a very effective resource for promoting innovation in the way of teaching and learning. In relation to the musical area, computer software of musical notation, like MuseScore, has been more and more used for the musical compositions and to teach and learn music writing, musical arrangement, composition and counterpoint. MuseScore is a free software that can easily be applied to academic purposes, such as universities, for teaching students in music fields and can also be used in the professional life of students who have graduated from courses that use it. In addition, it allows the implementation of plugins for various purposes, such as the analysis of scores in relation to various preset parameters. In this context, this work aims to present the development of the Harmonia, an open source plugin for MuseScore focused on teaching musical analysis and automatic verification of scores based in harmony predefined rules.

Palavras-chave: Computational Musicology, Computer Music and Creative process, Music Notation, Printing, and Optical Recognition


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ARAÚJO, João; CONSTANTE, Rogerio; SCHIAVONI, Flávio Luiz; DELUCHI, Octávio. Harmonia: a MuseScore's plugin to teach music. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO MUSICAL (SBCM), 17. , 2019, São João del-Rei. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 201-203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/sbcm.2019.10447.