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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

  • TuxGuitar icon


    With TuxGuitar, you will be able to compose music using the following features Tablature editor Score Viewer ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • OpenMPT icon


    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

  • Guitar Pro icon

    Guitar Pro

    The software to compose music, transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs available on the Internet.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • Rosegarden icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NtEd icon


    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

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  • 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

  • Finale icon


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

    Commercial 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

  • music21 icon


    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

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • capella icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Jazz++ icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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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