Alternatives to Sibelius for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • Guitar Pro icon

    Guitar Pro

    Guitar Pro is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8...

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flat icon

    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...

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

  • TablEdit icon

    TablEdit

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Reflow icon

    Reflow

    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

  • 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

  • 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