Aered Alternatives

    Aered is described as 'sheet music editor specifically designed for drummers' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Aered for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Aered are Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Avid Sibelius (Freemium) and Frescobaldi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 22, 2021

    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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    2. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.
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      • Windows
      • Windows S
      StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more.
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    5. Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Drive
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      • Google Classroom
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      • Chrome Web Store
      Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor. Create and edit your music score documents directly with your web browser in realtime with your friends or colleagues.
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    6. 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.
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