How to install MuseScore 4.3 on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing MuseScore 4.3 on your Chromebook. MuseScore is a powerful, free music notation software that allows you to create, play, and print sheet music. Whether you're a composer, musician, or music student, MuseScore can be an invaluable tool in your musical journey.

Compatibility Note

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD processors that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs are not compatible with this method. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's processor, you can check our guides for Intel and AMD Chromebooks.

Video Tutorial

We've prepared a video tutorial to guide you through the installation process. We recommend following along with the video while using the step-by-step instructions below for the best learning experience.

Installation Steps

Here are the commands you'll need to run in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install MuseScore 4.3:

  1. sudo apt update
  2. sudo apt install libnss3 kmenuedit fuse
  3. wget
  4. chmod 755 MuseScore-Studio-
  5. ./MuseScore-Studio-
  6. kmenuedit

Let's break down what each of these commands does:

  • The first command updates your package lists to ensure you're getting the latest versions of software.
  • The second command installs necessary dependencies for MuseScore to run properly.
  • The third command downloads the MuseScore AppImage file.
  • The fourth command makes the AppImage executable.
  • The fifth command runs MuseScore.
  • The last command opens the menu editor, allowing you to add MuseScore to your app launcher for easy access.

Additional Resources

To assist you further, we've prepared a Google Doc with detailed instructions and screenshots. This can be especially helpful if you prefer written instructions or need to troubleshoot any issues.

About MuseScore

MuseScore is an open-source music notation software that offers a wide range of features for composing, arranging, and transcribing music. It supports a variety of input methods, including MIDI keyboard, virtual piano, or manual note entry. With its intuitive interface and powerful capabilities, MuseScore is suitable for both beginners and professional musicians.

For more information about MuseScore and its features, visit their official website.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few things to try:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation process.
  • If you receive a "command not found" error, make sure you've typed the commands correctly and that your Linux environment is properly set up.
  • If MuseScore fails to launch, try restarting your Chromebook and attempting the installation again.


Installing MuseScore 4.3 on your Chromebook opens up a world of musical possibilities. Whether you're composing your next masterpiece or transcribing your favorite songs, MuseScore provides the tools you need to bring your musical ideas to life.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook and your musical journey!

For more helpful guides and tutorials, check out our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support and our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide.

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