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  • Impro-Visor icon


    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ChordPulse icon


    ChordPulse is a handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing...

    Freemium Windows

    • Easy and fast to create some jam-tracks, lot of styles, midi export
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  • Sibelius icon


    Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MMA icon


    “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Harmony Assistant

    Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing. Its harmonizing capabilities enable...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Noteflight icon


    Noteflight is an amazing online notation editor. On the free version you get 10+ instruments to choose from, lots of musical symbols...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • VArranger icon


    vArranger is a PC arranger software, playing Yamaha, Roland and Ketron styles in realtime !

    Commercial Windows

  • Frescobaldi icon


    Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Denemo icon


    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Lemma icon


    LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • EasyABC icon


    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Chord Pad icon

    Chord Pad

    A chord sequencer with 300+ great sounding styles.Allows you to create chord progressions and backing tracks in minutes. ...

    Commercial Windows

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  • ScoreCloud Studio icon

    ScoreCloud Studio

    ScoreCloud, free software that instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that! - “Like Google Translate for music”...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone

  • Aria Maestosa icon

    Aria Maestosa

    Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Power Tab Editor icon

    Power Tab Editor

    Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele...

    Free Windows

  • Stave'n'Tabs icon


    iOS and macOS notation and tablature editor with MIDI and MusicXML files support and chromatic scales analyze of the score.

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. •...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Melody Assistant

    Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ludwig icon


    The music software Ludwig automatically arranges your songs with a few clicks. Accompanying parts fit the melody well. Automatic...

    Commercial Windows

  • Canorus Music Score Editor icon

    Canorus Music Score Editor

    Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Jazz++ icon


    Jazz++ is a MIDI sequencer/composer. Create your own music.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Guitarix icon


    Guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for jack (Jack Audio Connektion Kit) with one input and two outputs. Designed to get...

    Open Source Linux

  • Mixtikl icon


    Mixtikl is one of the deepest and most powerful generative music apps out there and it lets you create magical generative music mixes...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • KGuitar icon


    Kguitar is a guitar tablature editor for Linux, featuring: * Powerful and convenient tablature editing, including many effects and...

    Open Source Linux

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    DGuitar Discontinued

    DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (GP4, GP3, GTP) viewer/player that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and any other operating system...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    One Man Band

    Transforms all (piano, synthesizer) keyboards into arranger keyboards with real time chords recognition! Creates complete MIDI...

    Commercial Windows

  • musagi

    Musagi is a complex music authoring and synthesizer similar to trackers.

    Open Source Windows

  • ABCexplorer icon


    ABC, a text based music score manager-editor for free. You can copy, transpose or play these songs, import midi-music files, export to...

    Free Windows

  • capella-scan icon


    capella-scan is a software that scans your sheet music and transforms it into an editable file.

    Commercial Windows

  • capella melody trainer icon

    capella melody trainer

    capella melody trainer helps you improve your intonation and learn your choir or orchestral part.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • tonica fugata icon

    tonica fugata

    Composing it for you... Automatic three and four-part composition (styles: J.S. Bach, Max Reger, Jazz, Pop plus creating your own...

    Commercial Windows

  • capella playAlong icon

    capella playAlong

    capella playAlong makes it possible for you to choose the musical backing you want and to take it with you into your living room!

    Commercial Windows

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    With capella you can instantly create complete scores. No other notation program will take you by the hand and gently guide you...

    Commercial Windows

  • GVOX Encore icon

    GVOX Encore

    Encore is the standard in professional music notation. Its powerful transcribing and editing capabilities help musicians of all levels...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • TablEdit icon


    TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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