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  • MuseScore icon


    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

  • 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

  • LilyPond icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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    StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NoteWorthy Composer icon

    NoteWorthy Composer

    NoteWorthy Composer is a graphical score editor intended for the creation of sheet music, but it can also import and export MIDI and...

    Commercial Windows

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Harmony Assistant icon

    Harmony Assistant

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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

  • Dorico icon


    Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MuseScore Sheet Music Player icon

    MuseScore Sheet Music Player

    The MuseScore Player opens and plays scores made with the free MuseScore notation software. The app dynamically fits the sheet music...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

  • Melody Assistant icon

    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

  • 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

  • Reflow icon


    Reflow is a music notation app that runs on iPhone, iPad and Mac. It is a 100% Native app that supports iCloud sync and latest Mac OS...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Go PlayAlong icon

    Go PlayAlong

    Go PlayAlong is an easy-to-use tab player enabling you to play along with the original mp3 tracks, perfectly synchronized to your tab.

    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

  • MagicScore icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • FORTE Music Notation Software icon

    FORTE Music Notation Software

    Forte is an music notation software developed by the German company Lugert Verlag Publishing House in Handorf near Hamburg. This...

    Commercial Windows

  • Noteability Pro icon

    Noteability Pro

    NoteAbilityPro is a Professional Music Notation program for Macintosh OS-X

    Commercial Mac

  • Musink Lite icon

    Musink Lite

    Musink is a free music-composition software package that will change the way you write music. Create snippets, scores, books, and MIDI...

    Free Windows

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