Alternatives to MuseScore for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sibelius icon

    Sibelius

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

    Commercial Mac 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 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

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • StaffPad icon

    StaffPad

    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

  • 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

  • Finale icon

    Finale

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Flat

    Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor. Create and edit your music score...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Google Drive Facebook Google Classroom Hangouts Chrome Web Store

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    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

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    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

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dorico icon

    Dorico

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

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Band-in-a-Box icon

    Band-in-a-Box

    Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use! Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • musagi

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Gustaf icon

    Gustaf

    The digital alternative to sheet music. Manage all your music with the Gustaf App. Buy interactive and 100% legal scores in the Gustaf...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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

  • capella-scan icon

    capella-scan

    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