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ABCJ Alternatives

ABCJ is described as 'pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ABCJ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ABCJ are TuxGuitar, Guitar Pro, OpenMPT and Avid Sibelius.

ABCJ alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ABCJ.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation.

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  1. MuseScore icon

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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  2. TuxGuitar icon

    TuxGuitar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A Multitrack tablature editor and player.

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  3. Guitar Pro icon

    Guitar Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

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

    Guitar Pro 7 interface
  4. OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.

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

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  6. Rosegarden icon

    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.

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  8. Impro-Visor icon

    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.

    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
  9. Finale icon

    Finale

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.

    Main Workspace of Finale
  10. Power Tab Editor icon

    Power Tab Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.

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