Alternatives to Band-in-a-Box for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

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  • MuseScore icon

    MuseScore

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. It allows for fast and easy note...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Rosegarden icon

    Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • LilyPond icon

    LilyPond

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OpenMPT icon

    OpenMPT

    OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to...

    Open Source Windows

  • Denemo icon

    Denemo

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Impro-Visor icon

    Impro-Visor

    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

  • Anvil Studio icon

    Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio...

    Free Windows

  • Frescobaldi icon

    Frescobaldi

    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

  • NtEd icon

    NtEd

    NtEd is a GTK+ score editor. It intends to be really WYSIWYG: what you see on the screen is exactly what you get on printer output. It...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • guitarix icon

    guitarix

    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

  • Songsterr icon

    Songsterr

    Songsterr is an archive of guitar, bass and drum tabs. It is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow music lovers. Anyone...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Noteflight icon

    Noteflight

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • music21 icon

    music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MC Musiceditor icon

    MC Musiceditor

    MC Musiceditor is free/open source (GPLv2) music notation software (Windows). It has been developed with only one purpose: to make...

    Open Source Windows

  • EasyABC icon

    EasyABC

    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

  • 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

  • DGuitar icon

    DGuitar

    DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (*.GP4,*.GP3,GTP) viewer, player that works under Linux, MacOs, Solaris, BSD, Windows and any other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • musagi

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • ChordPulse icon

    ChordPulse

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

    Freemium Windows

  • ABCexplorer icon

    ABCexplorer

    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

  • Stave'n'Tabs icon

    Stave'n'Tabs

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

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • MMA icon

    MMA

    “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

  • KGuitar icon

    KGuitar

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Jazz++ icon

    Jazz++

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Lemma icon

    Lemma

    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

  • MagicScore icon

    MagicScore

    MagicScore is an easy and powerful music notation and composition software. MagicScore is the smart choice for musicians, composers...

    Freemium Windows

  • Guitar Partner icon

    Guitar Partner

    Guitar Partner (former TabDroid) is a tablature player for Android friendly mobile systems (Google phones). Two versions of Guitar...

    Freemium Android

  • MEFA icon

    MEFA

    MEFA is a program that can be used for writing, printing and playing music. The MEFA program is very easy to use and the music can be...

    Free Windows

  • ABCEditor icon

    ABCEditor

    ABCEditor is a Windows program from Elizabeth Scarlett (hosted at Alf Warnock's site) which allows you to create, edit, play and...

    Free Windows

  • NoteEdit icon

    NoteEdit Discontinued

    NoteEdit is a musical score editor for Linux. It can import/export MIDI and MusicXML, export Lilypond, MusiXTeX, PMX and ABC files...

    Open Source Linux