Band-in-a-Box Alternatives for Linux

    Band-in-a-Box is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Impro-Visor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Band-in-a-Box and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Band-in-a-Box are MMA (Free, Open Source), JJazzLab (Free, Open Source), Frescobaldi (Free, Open Source) and Rosegarden (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 26, 2021

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      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.
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      Most users think Impro-Visor is a great alternative to Band-in-a-Box.
      better user interface. many similar facilities to BIAB.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives.
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      Almost everyone thinks MMA is a great alternative to Band-in-a-Box.
      MMA is free. It runs on (among other platforms) linux. I have it running on my $35 Raspberrry Pi. The data file of chords (and, optionally, melodies, and song structure (repeats!), is text but pretty easy to follow. Type in the chords, the repeats, some melody or solo licks, choose styles (and substyles) and a quick run will generate a MIDI file. A free Biab alternative!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Produces backing tracks to play over.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      After trying it out, I should be able to describe it.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    1. JJazzLab is a free Midi-based application which automatically generates backing tracks (a musical accompaniment) for any song. It’s a jam buddy to have fun improvising, learn new stuff or just practice your instrument. It’s also a great tool for teachers.
      JJazzLab vs Band-in-a-Box opinions
      Almost everyone thinks JJazzLab is a great alternative to Band-in-a-Box.
      Easy to use and imports Band-in--a-Box files
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      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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      Frescobaldi vs Band-in-a-Box opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Frescobaldi is still a legitimate alternative to Band-in-a-Box, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      create sheet music not accompaniments
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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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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      Rosegarden vs Band-in-a-Box opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Rosegarden is still a legitimate alternative to Band-in-a-Box, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Rosegarden is a DAW, BAiB is not.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      IT's a DAW and BIAB is not.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      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 user-friendly interface offering keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.
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      LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the chords, select the grooves and press “Play”.

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      The project looks abandoned. Last version, 0.9 alpha, released in August 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Most users think LeMMA is a great alternative to Band-in-a-Box.
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      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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    3. The Tonelib JAM is a software for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music for guitar and other fretted instruments. You can use Tonelib JAM for regular guitar practicing, for learning songs or for advancing your performance skills to the next level.
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      QAbc is a minimal but useful GUI for ABC music composition. This program allow to write music in the ABC syntax and play, preview and print the sheet music.
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