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Busker is described as 'complete set of tools to create musical arrangements from sheet music (chords + melody staff). It uses Yamaha compatible styles (thousands can be downloaded for free) for auto-accompaniment' and is an app in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Busker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Rosegarden, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Busker are Avid Sibelius, Impro-Visor, Denemo and Guitarix.

Busker 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 Busker.
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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  2. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAvid Sibelius support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    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.

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    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
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    Denemo

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIDenemo includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Guitarix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for JACK Audio Connection Kit with one input and two outputs. Designed to get nice thrash/metal/rock/blues guitar sounds.

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    Band-in-a-Box

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

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    Aria Maestosa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIAria Maestosa includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIPower Tab Editor includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Frescobaldi

    • 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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  10. musagi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Musagi is a complex music authoring and synthesizer similar to trackers.

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