How to Open MUS Files

OK, for starters any sheet music that I will be posting from now on will only be in .mus format. This blog will show you how to get the program or programs neccessary to open these files.
You will need either Finale 2009, Finale Notepad 2009, or Printmusic 2009.

Don't have any of these? Download it for free by following these steps:

First of all, if you have not registered for an account on rampancy and VERIFIED it... then don't even continue reading this until you do.

Step 1: Create an account at finale.com. The account is free. Use this link to begin signing up:

https://www.finalemusic.com/store/newaccount.aspx?t=%2fstore%2fmyaccount.aspx&

Step 2: Once you have finished signing up, you can download the demo version of the above programs. The demo gives you all of the programs respectable features for 1 month (30 days) for free. Once the 30 day trial has elapsed, you can no longer print or save music. Click on the link below and then next to the program's name select either Windows or Macintosh to continue:

http://www.finalemusic.com/store/demos.aspx

Step 3: Click on the download button to begin downloading the program's installer. When prompted to save, select "save to desktop". It should begin downloading. The time will vary depending on your computer's speed.

Step 4: Once the installer has finished downloading, you should see one of the two things on your desktop:
1: The Installer Icon
2: A Folder
If you see the icon, then simply click it to begin installing the program. If you see the folder, then open it and click on the installer to begin installing the program. Sometimes you will be prompted to extract all the files in the folder but it is unneccessary as it will only put another folder on your desktop with the same files.

Step 5: Now that you have either Finale 2009, Finale Notepad 2009, or Finale Printmusic 2009, select a transcription and enjoy the music!

I will post a link to this blog every time I submit sheet music in the future. If you are still having problems downloading the program or opening .mus files, then please send me a message or a leave a comment on this page.

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Re: How to Open MUS Files

still haveing problems :[

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Re: How to Open MUS Files

Can you be a little more specific on what the problem is? I will help you if I can.

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the finale nogtepade thing only displays 1st page o_O

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Re: How to Open MUS Files

use the finale reader to view and print those sheets.. other programs will only display the 1st page (except for paid/trial ones)

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-sigh-
did all that downloading but still cant read the music...

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Sad im new and i cant find the sheet

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