capella Alternatives

    capella is described as 'With capella you can instantly create complete scores. No other notation program will take you by the hand and gently guide you towards your first own score in the manner in which capella does it' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to capella for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like capella are Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Avid Sibelius (Freemium) and Frescobaldi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Drive
      • Facebook
      • Google Classroom
      • Hangouts
      • 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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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology.
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