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    capella-scan is described as 'Dispatch re-typing of sheet music to a nuisance of the past! Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a ringing score that is ready for editing and printing. capella-scan has put an end to the laborious task of typing out notes' and is a Music Production App in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to capella-scan 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 capella-scan are Avid Sibelius (Freemium), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), LilyPond (Free, Open Source) and Finale (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 29, 2022
    • Windows
    Dispatch re-typing of sheet music to a nuisance of the past! Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a...
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    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
    2. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.


    3. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
      • 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.
    4. 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.


      • 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Drive
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      • Google Classroom
      • Hangouts
      • Chrome Web Store
      Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.
    5. 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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      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.
    6. 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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